Community Works of Louisiana | New Orleans, LA

2022 Grants for Change Winner

$20,000 Grant secured by:
Melissa Lilly

This $20,000 grant will support the Stepping UP work-readiness program, which helps high schoolers develop marketable job skills and exposes them to educational and professional environments ranging from IT to videography.

Nonprofit Mission and Vision
Community Works (CW) builds a creative and healthy Greater New Orleans by increasing equitable access to innovative in-school, afterschool, and summer enrichment programs that engage young people. Since 2009, Community Works has successfully provided enrichment-integrated afterschool and summer programs to public and charter schools throughout the state. Everything CW does is rooted in the belief that extended learning opportunities are most impactful when they look and feel different than the regular school day. In our programs the students are constantly engaged in activities that reinforce what they learn during the school day, yet they are having too much fun to even realize it.