The New Orleans Volunteer Experience
Crescent City Connections
WHAT WE DO
Crescent City Connections (c3nola) is New Orleans' one and only volunteer management organization. We are a local nonprofit organization that customizes volunteer experiences for your group. We give you a one-of-a-kind experience while providing local community and cultural organizations greater support and access to resources. This creates not only a memorable and lasting impact on your group, but for the Crescent City as well!
HOW WE DO IT
LEARNING WHILE SERVING
Leave the planning to us. You choose the issues, type of projects, and neighborhoods you're interested in, we handle the rest.
Preperation services include:
Identifying the perfect volunteer project for your group Scheduling and booking all activities with community organizations Distributing all relevant information and communication between your group and host community organizations Providing various educational, cultural and historical information regarding your volunteer project
We go above and beyond to make your volunteer experience fun, impactful and smooth for everyone involved
Day-of services include:
Team-building and constructive bonding activities Coordinating volunteer activities with our onsite staff Experiencing New Orleans culture and history (tours, music, etc.) Documenting the day via multi-media, social & digital media Networking activities integrated throughout the day Custom T-shirts and merchandise Helping arrange transportation, food, drinks, equipment, housing, etc.
We ensure every volunteer has an impact with the organization, neighborhood, and issue they are working on. We also ensure every volunteer walks away with a greater understanding of New Orleans and a feeling of accomplishment and connection with the city.
Lasting impact services include:
Closing session to reflect and celebrate with one another and the community A portion of revenue generated from your event directly donated to organization. Continued communication on your project’s measurable impact. Memorable and lasting connections with the community.
WHO WE ARE
Director of Operations - Teddy@crescentcityconnections.org
Teddy came to New Orleans a year following Katrina as a freshman at Tulane and was immediately inspired by the rebuilding effort led by local nonprofits. As a result, he dedicated much of his time to volunteering with different nonprofits, receiving the Jim Runsdorf Excellence in Public Service Student Award and the Student Crest Leadership in Service Award his senior year. Upon graduating, he was awarded a mayoral fellowship with Mayor Landrieu’s Office where he first thought of c3nola. After the fellowship, he worked at Tulane’s Center for Public Service (CPS), which allowed him to continue to work with and support nonprofits in New Orleans. Teddy has used these experiences to help create Crescent City Connections.
Director of Client Services - email@example.com
Born in west Texas, Zach moved to Louisiana as a child and attended LSU in 2005. After graduating, he arrived in New Orleans in 2009 and discovered a place to call home. Working various positions in the hospitality and service industry, he has developed a strong skill-set in customer service and hospitality. He has also created a strong bond with the culture and community that makes New Orleans unique. Zach met Teddy in 2011 and has since applied his understanding and expertise of New Orleans’ hospitality to the development of c3nola in order to improve the impact and experience for volunteers in New Orleans.
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In the News
Crescent City Connections is named one of the top businesses to watch in New Orleans in 2014
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Tulane University covers creation of c3nola
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Thanks to our various sponsors and partners who we've worked with and helped us immensely