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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For The Children

Contact Info


1426 Napoleon Ave
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118

Directions To Agency:
Primary Phone: 504-905-5347

Primary Agency Contact

Name: Devon Ponoroff
Phone: 504-304-3915

Agency Info

Agency type: Non Profit
Agency hours:9:00-3:00
Beginning date for service:10/17/2007

Agency Details

Agency carries liability insurance.
Agency carries worker's compensation insurance.
Agency needs:
Volunteers come to one of our two school sites (Sophie B. Wright or Benjamin Banneker) to with students during the school day in a variety of ways. Volunteers serve as reading buddies, academic tutors, and classroom assistants. Volunteers may also suggest or request innovative ways to help the schools such as: participate in the music department or band, help design fun new physical education ex

Mission statements

For The Children's primary focus is to improve the reading skills and academic performance of the students it works with. The program also strives to develop positive attitudes towards reading, literature and school. The program establishes relationships between individuals from New Orleans’ various socio-economic groups. Academic mentors are instructed to model pro-social behavior to act as an example for the children with whom they work. Finally, FTC strives to assist in raising the overall all performance rating of the schools the program serves.

Populations Served by Agency

  • Adolescence & Youth
  • Children

Topics Of Interest for this agency

  • Children/Youth
  • Education
  • Enhance academic achievement for under-resourced students
  • Increae motivation levels for student achievement

Public Service Needs

  • Tutor children from 5-12 years old in one-to-one setting
  • Tutor youth from 12-18 years old in one-to-one setting

Resource Needs for this agency

  • community support
  • monetary resources
  • Volunteer Tutors

Services Provided by Agency

  • Literacy Instruction and Mentorship

Public Service Activities

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