TU Serves! Weekly Update
Keeping YOU Connected to Community News

TU Serves!  is produced weekly to provide Tulane students, staff, faculty, friends, and alumni information relevant to being involved and living in the New Orleans area. Messages posted on this list will include upcoming events such as service/leadership opportunities, special campus events, and community events. Although this listserv is primarily for the Tulane community and our community partner agencies, all are welcome here.

Taste New Orleans, Savor Literacy


LBC- Pocket Park

Wednesday,March 6th
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Do not miss Taste New Orleans, Savor Literacy, an event to benefit the children's literacy organization STAIR, on March 6th from 5:00-7:00pm in Pocket Park.  A $20 ticket gets you unlimited access to over 25 of New Orleans's best restaurants, including Acme Oyster House, Copeland's, and Ruth's Chris Steak House. This unlimited access also includes 5 raffle tickets to prizes such as a  full year pass to the Prytania Theatre, giftcards to Juan's Fly Burrito and Milk Bar, and a front row seat to the Soul Rebels!
It will be amazing, but we need your help to make it so!  Sign up for a shift to take part in the event--full day volunteers get a free ticket!  Please spread the word to students you think might be interested in helping out. Sign up today!

The Island President

















LBC- Kendall Cram Room

Thursday, February 28th

8:00 pm


TUCP and The Green Club will be showing The Island President, a documentary by Jon Shenk. This film follows President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader -the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. As one of the most low-lying countries in the world, a rise of three feet in sea level would submerge the 1200 islands of the Maldives enough to make them uninhabitable. Do not miss your chance to watch this unforgettable documentary.

Careers for the Common Good

Alumni House, 6319 Willow St.

Tuesday, March 12th

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Newcomb College Institute, Alumni Affairs/ Alumni Association, Career Center, Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching, and the Newcomb Alumnae Association presents the Careers for the Common Good Student Alumni Networking Reception. This event will bring together undergraduates and alums from many class years, career interests, professional backgrounds and community involvement. If you are exploring your career path, or interested in making connections with alums who have careers in non-profit, social/public service, education, etc - this reception is for you! You only have until March 5th to reserve your spot, so RSVP Today!




Community Connections
The School of Social Work will host a Human Rights & Social Work Teach-In on Tuesday, March 5th from 3:30 pm-5:20 pm in the Social Work Building Room 103. 

In honor of International Women's Day on March 8,  Women Deliver invites you to vote by March 6th for three social enterprises making a difference for girls and women. Learn more and Vote Today!
Spanish-speaking  Banneker Elementary student seeks a bi-lingual tutor.  If interested, please call 504-862-8332 or email Dr. Courtney Baker
The Youth Empowerment Project- Clothing Drive will be accepting donations of new or lightly used business casual/professional clothing. To make a donation contact Kelly Cramer or Victoria Schwandt.

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and ConocoPhillips invite volunteers to participate in a two-day marsh restoration project on March 8th- March 9th. Learn More and Register Today!

Green Light New Orleans is looking for over 800 volunteers to help them in the March on Climate Change campaign. If interested, visit Green Light New Orleans or call at 504-324-2429.
Lusher High School student seeks a geometry and chemistry tutor. If interested please contact Althea Brooks Turner.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Summer Camp is in need of volunteers from June 16th- 21st. Interested student should contact Diane or call 504-455-4460 to receive an application.
OPS Family Care, a private Social Service Agency, is seeking part-time service workers to provide independent living skills training and respite care in the Greater New Orleans. This position pays up to $10/hour. Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to
Camp Amerikids, a summer camp for children living with the challenges of HIV/AIDS and Sickle Cell Diseases, is presently looking for fun, energetic, and responsible volunteer counselors for the 2013 Season. Learn More!

Lycée Français is looking for volunteers interested in using and improving their French skills by working with grades Pre-K through 2nd during lunch duty and recess, after care, and after school activities. For more information email Celine.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead


CPS Quick Links
Public Service Internship Info-Session

LBC- Stibbs Rm 203 
Wednesday, March 6th 
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Are you looking to gain professional experience? Still need to fulfill your 2nd Tier Public Service requirement? Hoping to get more engaged in the community? The Public Service Internship is the program for you. Learn about the application process at this informational meeting. RSVP Today!

Grants, Awards, & Scholarships
Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women and Public Policy
Deadline: March 1, 2013

Presidential Innovation Fellows
Deadline: March 17, 2013

The CHANGE Initiative
Deadline: April 1, 2013

Peace First Prize
Deadline: April 12, 2013
Learn More

Do Something Awards
Nominate/Apply by: April 15, 2013
America's Got Talent is Coming to New Orleans!!!


 March 4th- March 6th
12:00 pm 

America's Got Talent is holding auditions in New Orleans and wants your group to be a part of the audience! Do not miss this chance to experience the show LIVE! To take advantage of this opportunity please call Group Booking at 818-880-8200!
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6823 St. Charles Avenue
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