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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Alliance for Affordable Energy

Contact Info


4505 South Claiborne Ave.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70125
Directions To Agency: The Alliance is in the Church of the Annunciation, on the 3rd floor. From Tulane, take Claiborne toward downtown. Turn Left on Cadiz into the free parking lot. Enter the Church building, not the white house next to the parking lot. Contact someone in the office if you have any questions.
Primary Phone: 504-208-9761

Primary Agency Contact

Name: Sophie Zaken

Agency Info

Agency type: Non Profit
Agency hours:9am to 5pm
Beginning date for service:04/01/2012

Agency Details

Agency carries liability insurance.
Agency carries worker's compensation insurance.
Agency has a need for additional volunteers.
Agency needs:
We are currently looking for Law students as interns/volunteers interested in helping us out for the summer. We have a lot of work to do organizing and consolidating information from the last few years. We are also interested in volunteers/interns that have a skills and or background in social networking,media,marketing and public relation, graphic design, communications, education, research.
"If you want to be a frontline soldier on environmental protection, social justice, or environmental racism, come to Louisiana." Gary Groesch, 1952-2002 (Alliance founder and ED for first 17 years)

Mission statements

The Alliance for Affordable Energy advocates for fair, affordable and environmentally responsible,community-based energy.

Value statement

The Alliance for Affordable Energy believes that every person has the right to affordable energy derived from an environmentally responsible source.

Division Mission Statements

  • BuildSmart Learning Center
  • Climate and Clean Energy
  • Overall Programs
  • Regulatory Affairs/ Ratepayer Protection
  • Sustainable Re-Build

Populations Served by Agency

  • All populations

Topics Of Interest for this agency

  • Affordable Housing
  • Affordable, Sustainable Energy
  • Civic Engagement
  • Climate Change
  • Communication
  • Community Organizing
  • Community Outreach
  • Consumer advocacy
  • Data Analysis
  • Economic Development
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Environment and Disaster Recovery
  • Environmental policy
  • Public Policy
  • Public Relations
  • Social Justice

Public Service Needs

  • Conduct best practices research
  • Conduct comparative research
  • Collect data
  • Develop a new database or contribute content to an existing database
  • Conduct engaged research
  • Raise funds
  • Provide administrative assistance
  • Organize an outreach event
  • Coordinate programs
  • Develop publicity material
  • Submitting articles for publication
  • Student will research online databases and corporate websites for private and public grants for non-profit educational programming.

Resource Needs for this agency

  • Continued collaborations with community orgranizations
  • Grant Writing
  • Help with website development, updates, and design
  • Membership development
  • Research, outreach, coordination

Services Provided by Agency

  • Consumer Protection and Education
  • Energy consumer advocacy
  • Energy reduction and conservation workshops
  • Energy regulatory, energy efficiency & global warming expertise
  • Grassroots Advocacy
  • Public Policy
  • Weatherization/ Radiant Barrier

Public Service Activities

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