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Kscope13 gives back to the community-AGAIN!

The ODTUG Community Service project began in New Orleans six years ago during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and then we have had a community service project every year the day. While that historic storm occurred over seven years ago, there are still significant challenges facing the Crescent City.   

This year in partnership with HandsOn New Orleans for a day of community service. ODTUGgers will be rehabilitating Warren Easton Charter High School—painting, organizing, and landscaping.

HandsOn New Orleans is non-profit group that has mobilized more than 32,500 volunteers since Katrina. Make a donation to them today; all funding will help support ODTUG’s project.

 


ODTUG COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY SPONSORSHIP

HandsOn New Orleans depends on generous individuals and community-minded companies to fund its programs. The ODTUG Kscope13 Community Service Day is no exception. HandsOn New Orleans' staff are needed to assist in the onsite organization of the project; food is needed to keep our volunteers energized; paint and other supplies must be purchased; and transportation costs need to be covered.

No donation is too small!

Companies or individuals donating more than $300 by May 15th will have their names or logo placed on the back of the official ODTUG Community Service Day T-shirt.

How do I donate?

To become an ODTUG Community Service Day Sponsor, please click here to donate today.

Thank you! Please know that HandsOn New Orleans values your financial support, as well as the donations of your time, energy, skills, and enthusiasm. You are truly helping to impact our hosting community—New Orleans, LA!


Warren Easton Charter High School 

What began as the first Louisiana public high school for boys in 1847 is now ranked as one of the preeminent educational institutions in the city of New Orleans. Warren Easton has always educated the children of the working class of New Orleans. The school has changed in response to the times, becoming co-ed in 1952, integrating in 1967, and becoming a fundamental magnet school in 1977. Throughout that time, Warren Easton has been led by a dedicated principal, faculty and staff. Easton out-performed almost all other schools in the district and has improved its SPS score for five consecutive years from 2000 to 2005. The school's reputation for academic excellence, high attendance, low drop-out rate and high graduation rate were all factors that earned the school National Blue Ribbon designation by the United States Department of Education.

Following Hurricane Katrina, as throughout much of the city, there is a great need for the revitalization of school facilities so that they can continue to excel and raise educational standards one student at a time. With so many schools in temporary structures following the flood, it remains as important as ever to maintain the few schools whose facilities did survive the disaster. It is imperative that volunteer support helps to ensure the school’s ability to help students strive for academic excellence no matter the circumstances.


FAQs

How can I sign up?

Registration for the event is currently closed but you can still make a donation in support of HandsOn New Orleans.

Is this an all day event?

No. Plan on 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be served.

Will the work be very physical, or will there be levels of physical activity?

We will have work at all physical levels—trim work, cleaning up, climbing on ladders, holding ladders steady, prepping walls, painting, landscaping, etc. You are free to rest whenever you want. Some of the tasks are outside, and we know it will be hot. It is fine if you prefer to work inside. We will have plenty of ice and water for those working outside.

Do I need to bring my own food and drink?

There will be a light breakfast provided in the morning before leaving for the school. Lunch, snacks, and beverages will also be provided for all volunteers.

What should I wear?

We recommend that you wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty or getting paint on. It will be hot, so dress accordingly.


COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY VIDEOS
 

2012
Boys and Girls Club, San Antonio, TX

 

2011
Boys and Girls Club, Long Beach, CA

 



 


2010
Ronald H. Brown Middle School, Washington, D.C.

 



 


2009
Martin Dunes, Monterey, CA

 



 


2008
Live Oak Elementary School, New Orleans, LA

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