LUCAP Projects

Best Buddies is a program dedicated to creating lasting friendships and memories through time spent with people with special needs. For more information, contact Maggie Frazier

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.

Children Are Reason Enough (CARE) helps run an afterschool program for school-age children at the Freret Neighborhood Center just down the street from Loyola's campus. Volunteers tutor the kids and play fun games. For more information, contact either Terri Zehuoue or Kate Devito.

Freret Street Initiative works with the Freret Neighborhood Association and local businesses to clean up and beautify the Freret Street corridor. For more information, contact Allen Hall.  

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 Jenny Simon.

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.

Invisible Children is a global movement that seeks to bring a permanent end to Africa's longest-running armed conflict and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). For more information, contact Alexus Fisher.

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

Salama USA is a nonprofit organization based in Chicago. The organization sells Kenyan art and jewelry at various venues such as John Carroll University, Loyola University of New Orleans, farmers markets and private sales. All proceeds from the sale go to Tom Mboya Unit for Cerebral Palsy. For more information, contact project Leader Libby Donnelly.

Shrockin’ works with St. Bernard Project to help residents of “da Parish” (St. Bernard Parish, that its!) continue to rebuild. Shrockin’ helps bring residents closer to the homes they remember. For more information, contact Emily Mastin.

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 Olivia Lawson.

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 Katie Collier.

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.

TOMS Campus Club strives to raise awareness for the millions of children who walk barefoot every day. For more information, contact Bonnie Hopkins

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