Serve Louisiana was formed in 1991 as Louisiana Delta Service Corps, part of a three-state program formed to tackle social issues facing communities in the Lower Mississippi River Delta region. Today, nearly three decades later, Serve Louisiana members help nonprofits, public schools, grassroots efforts and community initiatives in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Each year, up to 37 members serve full-time, 11-month terms as Volunteer Coordinators, Technology & Social Media Coordinators, Program Outreach & Community Awareness Coordinators, and Program Development Coordinators. It’s a big commitment — but one that consistently helps our partner organizations build greater capacity to serve their community stakeholders. And when our partners are able to do more, everyone wins.
We’re Louisiana’s longest-running AmeriCorps program, a national effort started in 1994 to engage young adults in public service work that helps others and meets critical community needs. Since the program began, more than a million members have contributed more than 1.4 billion service hours across America, tackling pressing problems and mobilizing more than 2.3 million volunteers for the organizations they serve.