New Orleans, Louisiana

Located on the roaring Mississippi, New Orleans is a historical and cultural gem of the United States. Long traditions like Mardi Gras, jazz, Cajun cuisine, oak trees and exquisite architecture make The Big Easy the unique and beloved city known today. Staying true to local motto, laissez les bon temps rouler, let the good times roll, New Orleanians celebrate life's gifts with parades, festivals and secondlines. NDMVA New Orleans is serving in schools to empower our youth through knowledge.

Site Director: John Knauer
Phone: 504-450-4069

KIPP Believe Primary School

KIPP Believe Primary is a K-4 school located in the Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans, LA.  NDA members will serve as teaching assistants with the Kinder program working in small groups to help and assist young students to start on a path towards success.

KIPP Believe College Prep

NDA members will serve as English teacher assistants assigned to 6th, 7th, or 8th grade. They will primarily work with one English teacher for the entire day and school year doing small group work, one-on-one support, test administration, homework help, and assisting teachers with their lessons.

KIPP McDonogh 15 Middle School

KIPP McDonogh 15 School for the Creative Arts empowers and invests all scholars everyday to excel academically, creatively, and socially in preparation for their work in the country's top high schools, colleges, and communities beyond. NDA members will serve as a Special Education assistant. The SPED role will serve all day with 5-8 students and their lead teacher in their own designated classroom. Responsibilities will range from academic assistance, test administration, behavior management, and assisting the lead teacher with lessons.


Boys Hope Girls Hope

BHGH is a residential academic program for at-risk youth in various cities across the country. In New Orleans there is both a girl's house and a boys house. These houses accommodate up to 8 students (called scholars) in each and the participants range in age from 10 to 18. At each home there are four live-in staff members, including an NDA member that will serve as the Academic Success Coordinator at the girl's house.


FirstLine Schools

Under general supervision of the school’s Literacy Integration Specialists, to implement formal and informal instruction in literacy skills, reading and literature, and uses of instructional technology; to collaborate with staff to develop and implement curriculum, integrating a variety of technology-based learning resources; to manage learning resources to provide physical and intellectual access to information; and to perform other duties as required.

St. Rita (Seton Education Partners)

The main task of Seton Fellows is supporting the blended learning program in our schools.  Not only will Seton Fellows have the opportunity to support the innovative, impactful work of Seton Education Partners, but they will also have a year-long, intensive, hands-on experience in a school, learning about the ins and outs of educational innovation and blended learning.

Collegiate Academies

Collegiate Academies is a growing network of three high-performing high schools in New Orleans, serving a wide range of scholars, committed to preparing all of our scholars for college success. We believe deeply in the growth mindset and know that all scholars can prepare for a future involving college and limitless possibilities no matter how where they begin their high school career.  AmeriCorps members will work in leading small group reading and math interventions, running an independent reading block, and working with a lead teacher to support scholars who require additional assistance.

Travis Hill School

The Travis Hill School is located inside of the Youth Study Center, the detention facility for New Orleans teens who are being held pre-trial. The Youth Study Center is operated by the City of New Orleans and for years, the school inside of the Youth Study Center has been run by the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB).  This NDA member will work directly with students in order to support and enhance their academic achievement and will also support teachers and other school staff.


Notre Dame Mission Volunteers - AmeriCorps
5405 Loch Raven Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21239
Phone:(410) 532-6864 - Fax: (410) 532-2418


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