Your Shared Stories

Every day, members of the Tulane community go out into the world and work to make it a better place. Read these stories, then tell us about your efforts or about someone you know.

Rajeev SreetharanStudent's Strength Aides War Against Genocide

Rajeev Sreetharan is a human rights activist in the war against genocide and is the first Sri Lankan Tamil enrolled at Tulane Law School.

The Cookbook ProjectAdam Aronovitz: The Cookbook Project

Tulane graduate Adam Aronovitz and his wife founded The Cookbook Project to teach health nutrition and cooking skills to underserved youth. The students learn through experience how to improve their own health and the health of their local community.

student-athletesTulane student-athletes volunteer with St. Bernard Project

Giving back to the community is one of the cornerstones that Tulane athletics and the Devlin S-AFE Center are built upon and the organization donated two days of service to the St. Bernard Project to help build homes for the nonprofit organization. The project was a joint effort with student-athletes from Boston College’s Devlin S-AFE Program.

matasMaking the neighborhood connections: Matas Library links the community to health literacy

The Matas Library of the Health Sciences has developed an outreach program funded by the National Library of Medicine to create health equity by improving health literacy while contributing to the achievement of national health objectives.

Jayda BatchelderJayda Batchelder

Teach for America charter corps member and 2010 Texas alternative certification middle school teacher of the year Jayda Batchelder is making a difference at a Dallas middle school.

Dr. Brian CredoBrian Credo

Dr. Brian Credo, an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at the Tulane University School of Medicine, has recently been appointed by Archbishop Gregory Aymond to serve on the Catholic Schools Revitalization Task Force.

Dani Levine and the AVODAH service corpsDani Levine

Dani Levine, a 2010 SPHTM grad, is director of AVODAH New Orleans, a Jewish service organization.

Elyse Monat and her Buddy, PamBest Buddies

Best Buddies is an international organization that supports the social inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by creating one-to-one friendships. Sophomore Elyse Monat and other members of the Tulane Best Buddies chapter act as mentors to local clients at the Magnolia School.

William StoudtYouth Rebuilding New Orleans

William Stoudt, a 2011 business and political science graduate, founded Youth Rebuilding New Orleans, an organization that has been rebuilding homes for teachers since Hurricane Katrina.

American Volunteers

Aaron Frumin is a co-host on "American Volunteers," a TV show that captures the volunteer experience.

Joseph Ettinger and other Scottsdale-area Tulane alumni at the Tulane TrailTulane Memorial Trail

Joseph Ettinger came up with a green idea to involve the Tulane alumni club in Scottsdale, AZ – to plant trees on a vacant road to be named Tulane Trail. The idea blossomed.

Bernard Jaffe

Dr. Bernard Jaffe, professor emeritus of surgery, tutors bar and bat mitzvah students at Touro Synagogue.

Angela Czesak and two infants in her careAngela Czesak

Angela Czesak, a biomedical engineering major, has spent time in Kenya teaching English and health education and has helped in a Tanzanian hospital.

Kate SchimmerKate Schimmer

Science and Engineering graduate Kate Schimmer is serving as a Youth Development Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine.

Caitlin CanfieldCaitlin Canfield

This summer, Caitlin Canfield combined her love of travel with her commitment to service by taking ten Sojourner Truth Academy students on a service learning trip to Panama.

Newcomb alumnae in front a Habitat for Humanity home they helped buildNewcomb alumnae build Habitat house

A group of women who attended Newcomb College in the '60s have returned every year since Katrina to volunteer in New Orleans.

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