Category: Lighthouse

Afterschool Enrichment: More than Homework

What happens when practice, guidance, and positive reinforcement are combined? For students of Volunteers of America’s Lighthouse Afterschool Program, confidence and competencies for future success emerge. Before enrollment in the afterschool program, the letters A – N – D – R – E sat flat on the page for pre-kindergartener Andre of Moton Elementary. As

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A Day on the Farm

Growing up in an urban setting often means children lack opportunities for a first-hand experience with agriculture. Yet, providing kids with the chance to see where their food comes from can not only be a new and fun experience, but one that teaches kids the importance of making wiser nutrition choices that can have a

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“Porgy” Debuts July 21

Students in Volunteers of America’s Lighthouse Summer School Program will be appearing in the DuBose Heyward play “Porgy” at Dillard University’s Cook Performing Arts Center July 21-23.  Students participating in the production are from the charter schools Lighthouse serves (Medard Nelson Charter School, Thurgood Marshall Early College High School, Pierre Capdau Charter School, and Gentilly

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Lighthouse Play Featured on WGNO!

Volunteers of America’s Lighthouse Program was recently showcased on WGNO. Some of the students participated in a performance of “The Wiz”, which ran from 7/31-8/1 at Dillard University. WGNO’s Chriss Knight covered the event for her morning news segment. Check out this video below to see our Lighthouse kids talk about putting together the play.

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Announcing Upcoming Lighthouse Productions

Announcing productions of “The Brick and the Rose” and “The Wiz”, presented by students from our Lighthouse After School Program in partnership with the American Theatre Project. “The Brick and the Rose” runs next weekend, July 29-31, at Tulane University’s Lupin Theatre (corner of Audubon and Zimpel in New Orleans). Plays start 8:00 nightly. “The

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Summer Fun at Lighthouse

The Lighthouse After School Program has big plans in store for its summer program, running from 6/17 through 7/16. First on the agenda is improving students’ LEAP (Louisiana Educational Assessment Program) test scores – The Lighthouse Program will be running a remedial LEAP course beginning June 2 for the June 28 re-test. The main offerings

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Lighthouse Kids Learning 12 Months out of the Year

Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans’ Lighthouse program helps more than 400 at-risk youth through a partnership with the University of New Orleans Charter School Network. The Lighthouse offers character-building, help with academics and enrichment at these UNO Charter Network schools: Pierre A. Capdau Charter School, Gentilly Terrace Elementary, Medard H. Nelson Charter School, and

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