LUCAP Projects

She's the First fights gender inequality through education. LUCAP volunteers raise money to support the education costs of girls who are the first in their families to graduate high school. Catch us selling baked goods or nachos in the Danna Center, and donate to support the cause!

Students Moving Into the Lives of the Elderly (SMILE) goes out monthly to the Uptown Shepherd Center to host fun and interactive events, bringing volunteers and senior citizens together. Fall 2017 events included a scavenger hunt in Audubon Park and a Thanksgiving dinner celebration.

Hunger Relief visits Crescent City Cafe, serving food with dignity to New Orleans' homeless population, connecting with service to the community, and bringing awareness to the issue of homelessness.

Students Against Hyper-Incarceration (SAHI) is a Loyola organization to raise awareness of America’s mass incarceration system as the new “Jim Crow,” in which people of color are targeted and victimized based upon race, and forced into the bottom of a caste system for the financial benefit of the “protectors” of the system. SAHI is currently participating in tutoring every weekend at the Travis Hill School in the New Orleans Juvenile Detention Center.

DiscoveryFEST assists with enriching activities for New Orleans school children. Our volunteers contribute to creating opportunities for play, exploration, and hands-on learning for students.

People for Animal Welfare and Service (PAWS) strives to bring a concern for animals to campus while providing assistance to animal rescue and welfare organizations in the New Orleans community.

Habitat for Humanity partners with Habitat’s New Orleans chapter to build affordable housing and to raise consciousness about rebuilding efforts.

Best Buddies volunteer for different events held by the Down Syndrome Association of Greater New Orleans. Volunteers have participated in the Miracle League bringing sports to kids with Down Syndrome, held the 'Spread the Word to End the Word' campaign to provide awareness on the impact of language, and have helped with the annual Buddy Walk to celebrate Down Syndrome awareness.

 

Transportation to service sites is provided from Loyola University for most project events. To sign up for any project or to receive our weekly announcements, contact lucaployno@gmail.com or find us on Facebook.

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