Each year Serve Louisiana recruits a diverse corps of members that work to build the capacity of their organizations by expanding services, improving programs, and vitalizing communities. The goal is to improve lives through social justice initiatives, mental and physical health programs, education, youth development and environmental preservation. Serve Louisiana provides AmeriCorps Members with strong leadership development training, networking opportunities and personal and professional coaching.
Historical and present conditions demand bold actions. Healthy societies cannot grow from the unhealthy roots of historic and systemic racism, class oppression, gender discrimination, and other forms of domination. This report tells stories of how Serve Louisiana is supporting roots-level solutions by helping local organizations divest from these systems and invest in equity.
Taken together, these stories illustrate how Serve Louisiana is here to build a continually healthier, more sustainable and more equitable Louisiana for each new generation of children and families.
Supported by a grant from the Volunteer Louisiana Commission in the Office of Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser
Report compilation and print design by David Ferris
AmeriCorps has been a good way to network within the whole industry… When we work together, we are actually able to get a lot done… I’ve been open to a lot more opportunities than I would have without this experience.Read More
Service is a great opportunity to learn and be the boots on the ground… Be intentional about your service experience, be open to learning new things, and maximize your service year.Read More
We are crucially exposing young people to what’s going on in Louisiana and what they can do about it… It’s also about building communityRead More