Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm

Mailing Address:
Center for Public Service
Alcee Fortier Hall
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

Phone: 504-862-8060
Fax: 504-862-8061


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Community Service Center

Contact Info


4000 Magazine St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70115

Directions To Agency: CSC is located at 4000 Magazine Street, close to the intersection of Magazine and Napoleon. The Magazine Street busline has stops directly in front of CSC and the St. Charles Streetcar line is within walking distance. Google Map
Primary Phone: 504-897-6277

Primary Agency Contact

Name: Octavia Edinburg

Agency Info

Agency type: Non Profit
Agency hours:9am-4pm
Beginning date for service:08/31/2011

Agency Details

Agency carries liability insurance.
Agency carries worker's compensation insurance.
Agency has a need for additional volunteers.
Agency needs:
CSC is a small non-profit with many Student Learning and volunteer opportunities available.
Service Learning students and volunteers will gain valuable hands-on experience working in a long standing non-profit in New Orleans.

Mission statements

The Community Service Center, Inc. (CSC) is a non-profit United Way member agency of the Greater New Orleans area established in 1965 to reduce recidivism within the ex-offender population. CSC is the oldest agency in the Greater New Orleans Metro Area with over 46 years of experience in advocacy and service delivery to the ex-offender population. The mission and goal of CSC is to provide holistic social services to its clients and their families enabling them to become vital productive citizens of the community. CSC believes all people should have the necessary job and life skills to be independent, responsible and involved citizens, able to make the best contribution to society. The CSC Mission is to assist ex-offenders in becoming effective and proficient individuals through the attainment of gainful employment and improved life skills.

Value statement

CSC is committed to helping better the quality of life for the individual and therefore the lives of us all. Keeping one individual out of prison and productive saves us money and protects our property and community.

Populations Served by Agency

  • Ex-Offenders
  • Families
  • Homeless
  • Low Income
  • Women

Topics Of Interest for this agency

  • Criminal Justice
  • Database Management
  • Discrimination
  • Economic Development
  • Employment Development
  • Ex-Offenders
  • Poverty
  • Public Policy
  • Public Safety
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Small Business
  • Social Justice
  • Website Development

Public Service Needs

  • Provide case management
  • Provide direct service to clients
  • Develop a new database or contribute content to an existing database
  • Raise funds
  • Provide administrative assistance
  • Distribute outreach material
  • Develop publicity material
  • Layout and design assistance for media
  • Develop a new website or contribute content to an existing webpage

Resource Needs for this agency

  • community support, volunteers, monetary resources
  • Direct service to agency's clients
  • Effective, responsible teachers
  • Grant Writing
  • help with existing website problems
  • Outreach
  • Publicity
  • Publicity and Fundraising

Services Provided by Agency

  • Advocacy
  • Career counseling
  • Case work
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Industry/ Neighborhood Initiatives
  • Instruction
  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Labor
  • Mentoring
  • Programming
  • Social Service support

Public Service Activities

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Center for Public Service, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-862-8060