Abundance of Desire is a neighborhood centered not for profit organization focused on holistically improving the lives of the underserved through the tenets of health, education, and spirituality. Our center will be the gathering place in Desire Community Square, where over 22,000 square feet (10k being a multi-purpose space) will host a variety of youth and community-driven activities and services. 2 large meeting rooms, a wellness room, a commercial kitchen, and a childcare are other spaces where dreams will turn into opportunities to succeed through a variety of coordinated partnerships and programs.
Trained volunteers with a passion for young people in our city lead our after school program. Through mentoring, tutoring, homework accountability, and recreational activities, our city’s youth have the opportunity to build positive, meaningful, and lasting relationships.
In the shadow of the Super Dome, site of many historic sports struggles; you find another struggle going on. The struggle of life and death. The struggle to overcome hopelessness, addiction, unemployment, and poor education. But more than that, it is a spiritual struggle. That is where Urban Impact lives. It is in the Central City of New Orleans that UIM strives everyday to create a neighborhood where kids can ride their bikes. Our desire is to make disciples of Christ who bring transformation to their families, their friends, their neighborhood and their city. For the past 24 years, UIM along with its core partner Castle Rock Community Church, have seen God do amazing things in the lives of people through the transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Kids who once came to our programs are leading them. Students who once were failing are now thriving. Parents who felt alone in their struggle now have the resources to not just survive but to thrive. A closed blighted school, once an eye sore to the community, now serves as a lighthouse of hope and encouragement.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church in the 7th Ward in New Orleans is one of many primarily African American Lutheran congregations. Pastor Warren Lattimore is committed to the principles of Christian Community Development as a way of reaching this neighborhood with the love of Jesus Christ.
Trinity Christian Community is a Hollygrove institution, serving as the premier non-profit foundation for transforming youth. For over 50 years, TCC has provided opportunity and hope to the youth of Hollygrove from our expansive facility within the Hollygrove neighborhood of New Orleans. TCC ensures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors by providing educational support, mentorship, and spiritual development. This commitment and service from within the community empowers each student to meet his or her true potential.
Holy Cross is in this community with its mission of planting God’s seeds in the hearts and minds of his people, that they would grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We are committed to continue our service to the community and our city.
Compassion Outreach of America is a charitable organization whose mission is “Transforming Lives Forever.” Established in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Compassion Outreach is involved in rescuing and reclaiming valuable lives in the Upper Ninth Ward and Greater New Orleans area. Through its three divisions of community development, education,and compassion funding, it seeks to improve the quality of life of individuals in the entire community.
Crescent City Community Church is a diverse, community focused church sprouting in the rebuilding community of Gentilly. We invite you to join us in our mission to launch ambassadors of reconciliation to restore New Orleans one neighborhood at a time.
Pensiontown Helping Hands and Saving Lives is striving to make a difference by helping build new lives for homeless’ families, veterans and individuals in the community through outreach. Our mission is to move them from homeless and hopeless to independent living, renew and rebuild their self-esteem and help realize their potential.
New Orleans is built on a vibrant and culturally rich foundation where celebration is a way of life. Sadly, our city is also known for poverty, violence, neglect and corruption. The St. Roch and St. Claude neighborhoods are no stranger to both the glories and the pains of New Orleans. St. Roch Community Church however, lives with a vision of a redeemed community— not only where kids can play in the park without the fear of guns or drugs, or where neighbors own their homes and families are led by a married mother and father, but a community where Christ has transformed the hearts of the people, where neighbors care because they have tasted Christ’s love for themselves, where people are empowered and encouraged to join in God’s redemptive work because they see what He has done in their own lives.
Our mission is to restore faith, home and community in the Name of Jesus. We work to achieve this by providing housing, meals and service project coordination to thousands of volunteers from across the country and beyond as they serve with us and our partner nonprofits in Baton Rouge, Detroit and New Orleans.