Honoring the resilience of the Crescent City 10 years after Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2015.
This is a big year for Outreach Tulane. Tulane University’s largest and oldest community service event, this will be its 25th year. Outreach Tulane is held annually to introduce students to organizations in the community working to make a difference in New Orleans. We host over 1,000 volunteers throughout the greater New Orleans area to give students a chance to get to know the place we call home. In honor of all the work that has gone into Outreach for the past 25 years, and the hard climb it has been to get this city to where it was pre-Katrina, this year, we seek to make a bigger impact on the city of New Orleans than ever before.
The theme is “Keeping the Beat Alive”. This year we are commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, as well as the progress, resiliency and spirit of the city we’re proud to call it home. We are honoring its culture and music, and the countless volunteers that have helped to restore this city to its prime state. People continue to come from across the entire country to serve in New Orleans; we’re lucky enough to be right in the heart of it.
There are countless reasons to join in on the fun. Among them are:
- Meet new people. It’s a fantastic way to make a bunch of new friends, and/or reconnect with old ones.
- Discover New Orleans. Tulane is a great place to go to school in large part because of the unique city that surrounds it. There is no place like New Orleans! Outreach is a perfect chance to explore the city, get to know the local people, and discover cool spots to visit.
- Explore public service opportunities. Whether it’s for a service-learning class or simply because you want to give back – you will get involved in public service- it is part of the Tulane Experience. Outreach is your first taste of experiences to come. Whether it is beautifying schools and neighborhoods, tutoring school children, building homes, landscaping, serving the elderly, feeding the homeless, or being “green”, there is something for everyone.
- Get involved. If you are interested in starting or leading a community service event this is a must-have experience!