Service-Learning with Community Works

May 24th, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA- On Tuesday, May 15, 2012, students from Community Works of Louisiana’s 21st Century Community Learning Center AfterSchool program presented an art display made from recycled Mardi Gras beads along with a plethora of beads, collected since the Mardi Gras season, to Arc of Greater New Orleans.

The beads were collected for Community Works’ Recycle Krewe Project which was made possible through a State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grant. Community Works’ afterschool programs located at the International School of Louisiana, ARISE Academy, and Habans Elementary participated in the Recycle Krewe Project.

“Recycle Krewe allowed our youth to learn about reusing and recycling in a creative way,” said Todd Shaffer, Site- Coordinator at the International School of Louisiana. “Presenting this display to Arc and having the students see the impact of their work is crucial to Community Works’ programming and service-learning initiatives.”

Community Works strives to bring extended learning opportunities to youth throughout the New Orleans area. Specializing in offering afterschool and summer programs, Community Works, focuses on offering its youth access to multiple creative disciplines while still focusing on English/Language Arts and Math skills.


Arc of Greater New Orleans is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization serving people with intellectual disabilities and delays from birth through adulthood in Orleans, Jefferson and St. Bernard parishes.  Arc is committed to securing for all people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to develop, function and live to their fullest potential.



Registration is Now Open for the 21st CCLC Summer Program at ISL

May 8th, 2012

Registration is now open for the Community Works / 21st CCLC A.C.E. Summer Program at the International School of Louisiana. Please print and complete the registration forms below. Registration is not complete until CWLA has received your completed registration form, agreement form, and payment in full. Please follow all directions. Forms along with program fees can be returned to Todd Shaffer during the AfterSchool Program, mailed to Community Works at 615 Baronne St. Ste. 201 New Orleans, LA 70113, or faxed to 504.523.6476.

Note: Registration is limited and students are accepted on a first come first serve basis.

This summer students will have the opportunity to experience curriculum integrated enrichment classes like visual arts, chess, yoga, music, theater, sports, film and much more! A very important focus will also be placed on keeping up with your student’s Math and ELA skills. The students will take cultural field trips, enjoy educational performances, and participate in the culminating student exhibition and performance at the end of the summer. You will also have the opportunity to participate in family activities and events! The camp will serve students currently in grades K-8th with an opportunity for the 7th and 8th graders to participate as Counselors in Training (CIT).