LUCAP Projects

Caring Across Cultures assists with Cafe con Ingles, an agency that offers English language learning opportunities to adults through St. Anthony of Padua Church.  For more information, contact project leader Bethany Washington.

Habitat for Humanity partners with Habitat’s New Orleans chapter to build affordable housing and to raise consciousness about rebuilding efforts. For more information, contact Gina Salacki & Roland Corwin.  

Hunger Relief visits Ozanam Inn, a homeless men’s shelter, on Sunday afternoons to provide lunch for and to talk with the clients of the downtown New Orleans shelter. Occaisionally, Hunger Relief volunteers will also assist with meal service at Crescent City Cafe on Saturdays. For more information, contact Alexa Bilich.

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. For more information, contact Alora Myers

Student Advocates on Mental Illness (SAMI) seeks to promote awareness and educate students about mental illness. Volunteers support and advocate for the mental health community. For more information, contact Sara Feldman

Students Against Hyper-Incarceration is an advocacy project focused on addressing the mass incarceration of African-American men in the United States, and ending the 'school-to-prison pipeline' that perpetuates this unjust practice. For more information, contact Eli Ellie.

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.  For more information, contact Edwin Unzalu.

Loyola Immigration Advocacy Our mission is to bring Loyola University New Orleans students together with members of the community for comprehensive immigration reform. For more information, contact Sabrina Hernandez.

Green Light Our mission is to build gardens in local New Orleans resident's backyards as well as planting seedlings and already grown vegetables and fruits for residents to harvest for their produce needs. For more information, contact Destiny Karash-Givens.

Best Buddies Volunteer for different events held by the Down Syndrom Association of a Greater New Orleans. Participate in the 'Miracle League' were Best Buddies volunteers and play sports with the kids. Also, holds the 'Spread the Word to End the Word' campaign to provide awareness. For more information, contact Natalia Diaz.

Students Seeking Solidarity (SSS) is committed to working for international peace through justice.  The main event is the yearly trip to Fort Benning, Georgia to the SOA/WHINSEC Peace Vigil, and events on campus leading up to the trip. For more information, contact LUCAP Advisor Joe Deegan.

If you have any questions on how to participate in any or all the LUCAP Projects just send an e-mail to Agustin Crespo, LUCAP Chair, and he will answer any questions you are interested in.

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