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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Contact Info


4205 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
Directions To Agency: Our office is located in a house on Canal Street, two blocks from Carrollton Ave.
Primary Phone: 504.821.7228

Primary Agency Contact

Name: Interim Executive Director In transition

Agency Info

Agency type: Non Profit
Agency hours:9am to 5pm
Beginning date for service:08/20/2009

Agency Details

Agency carries liability insurance.
Agency carries worker's compensation insurance.
Agency has a need for additional volunteers.
Agency needs:
Student support in the following areas: developing and maintaining a Latino community volunteer program; assisting with coordination and implementation of various outreach activities in the areas of public safety, civic engagement and education--which include voter registration drives, crime prevention classes, community trust building with law enforcement events, financial literacy classes, and
Collaborating with Puentes would be a great opportunity for service learning students interested in improving their Spanish skills, or those interested in working directly and indirectly with Latino youth and families.

Mission statements

Puentes' mission is to build assets and create access to improve the lives of the Latino community living in New Orleans region. The organization is implementing programs to integrate Latinos into the mainstream of public, political and socioeconomic life: providing better educational opportunities; encouraging participation in all aspects of society; and offering a positive vision for the future.

Value statement

Puentes looks to create active partnerships between the Greater New Orleans community and the diverse and fluid Hispanic community.

Division Mission Statements

  • Nonprofit Puentes is a start up nonprofit that currently does not have divisions. However, there are non-outreach needs, such as research relevant to the Latino community (policy, culture, language, education, to name a few), and communications (such as creating bi-lingual flyers, advertisements, and more for disseminating program activities) in which students can participate. We also have a need to create, plan and organize events. The events students can help organize include, Community Health Fairs, Fundraising Events, Focus Groups, etc.

Populations Served by Agency

  • Latino
  • Spanish speaking

Topics Of Interest for this agency

  • Affordable Housing
  • Children/Youth
  • Civic Engagement
  • Community Building
  • Community Organizing
  • Cultural Studies: Latin American
  • Discrimination
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Enhance academic achievement for under-resourced students
  • Networking with educational agencies and non-profits
  • Public Policy
  • Public Safety
  • Small Business
  • Urban/Community Development and Urban Planning

Public Service Needs

  • Conduct best practices research
  • Maintain communication with agency clients
  • Provide direct service to clients
  • Conduct comparative research
  • Collect data
  • Develop a new database or contribute content to an existing database
  • Create a map identifying the location of information of interest
  • Provide administrative assistance
  • Organize an outreach event
  • Distribute outreach material
  • Perform for/ with community residents
  • Develop publicity material
  • Conduct surveys.
  • Develop a new website or contribute content to an existing webpage

Resource Needs for this agency

  • Grant Writing
  • Human Resources
  • Media development
  • Membership development
  • Publicity and Fundraising
  • Research, outreach, coordination

Services Provided by Agency

  • Advocacy
  • Business Plan Development
  • College Preparedness Series
  • Financial Advising
  • Homebuyer Training
  • Technical Assistance

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