The Dodwell House

  • LA


1519 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans
United States

About Us

Mission: To establish a community center to dignify, educate, and unify divers urban populations.

Vision: The historic property currently known as the Marsaudet-Dodwell House will challenge the engines of poverty: economic, educational, and spiritual. This challenge will be undertaken by the establishment of a Day School for urban children and a constituent Healthy Living Clinic and center. To break the back of cyclical poverty generations of families will have available excellent education and healthy living modules fused with Spiritual inclusivness and in a framework of Social Justice.


a. The rennovation and restoration of the historic Marsaudet-Dodwell property along historic lines but with functional public use.

b. The establishment of an endowment to provide for a free or sliding scale education that is driven by successful educational interventions and methodolgies.

c. The installation of a medical clinic to treat the entire family and urban environment surrounding the Center utilizing a holistic model of healthy living, health education, and health interventions.

d. To develop a community buy-in that bridges diverse populations within the surrounding community by way of "A Safe Place" model of hospitality.