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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YMCA Educational Services (YES!)

Contact Info


New Orleans Public Library
219 Loyola Avenue
New, Louisiana 70130
Directions To Agency:
Primary Phone: 504-596-3842

Primary Agency Contact

Name: Shannan Cvitanovic
Phone: 504-596-3842

Agency Info

Agency type: Non Profit
Agency hours:10am-5pm
Beginning date for service:10/24/2008

Agency Details

Agency carries liability insurance.
Agency carries worker's compensation insurance.
Agency has a need for additional volunteers.
Agency needs:
YES! is looking for community partners to help with one-on-one tutoring in math, reading, and writing. We are also in need of assistance with community outreach, graphic design, and public relations.
YES! is committed to working with adults who read at or below an 8th grade level. Many of our students are unable to write much more than their names. YES! is the only local literacy agency that works exclusively with these learners.

Mission statements

To provide quality instruction in math, reading and writing for adults with the help of committed staff and compassionate volunteers.

Value statement

The YMCA seeks to meet the needs of the community it serves. Given that adult illiteracy is rampant in this area, the YMCA is fully committed to making learning available to all.

Populations Served by Agency

  • Adult Learners

Topics Of Interest for this agency

  • Curriculm development involving computer technology
  • Education
  • Instructional Support
  • Literacy and Mathematics Workshops
  • Website Development

Public Service Needs

  • Develop curriculum for adults
  • Raise funds
  • Organize an outreach event
  • Distribute outreach material
  • Develop publicity material
  • Develop training material
  • Tutor adults in one-to-one setting
  • Tutor adults in small group setting
  • Develop a new website or contribute content to an existing webpage

Resource Needs for this agency

  • Access to computers for students
  • Assistance with Family Support Systems
  • Best Practices Research
  • Continued collaborations with community orgranizations
  • Direct service to agency's clients
  • Grant Writing
  • help with existing website problems
  • Media development
  • Meeting Space
  • Publicity and Fundraising
  • Research, outreach, coordination
  • Volunteer training

Services Provided by Agency

  • Literacy and Mathematics Workshops

Public Service Activities

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