Israelite Baptist Church of Central City New Orleans was founded in 1945, and has from it inception been committed to serving the community. Under the auspices of the Israelite Baptist Church, Liberty City Community Development Corporation (LCCDC) was established in 2001 and recognized as non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 2002 to serve individuals and families primarily of low socio-economic status in the Central City community, including the Guste Homes and B. W. Cooper Public Housing.
Liberty City CDC strives to serve as a vital resource for community needs by offering after-school tutoring, computer literacy, mentoring, counseling, recreational activities, health classes, feeding the hungry, referrals to other agencies and outreach programs.
LCCDC is deeply concerned with the plight of children in its community, especially their desire to achieve academic proficiency in the low literacy Central City community with a struggling school system. LCCDC hosts After School, Saturday Academy and Summer Camp Programs, designed to reach 40 -60 at-risk children ages 7-12 during the out of school time with homework help, academic remediation and enrichment in basic reading writing, math, science, social studies and computer skills using research-based curricula, certified teachers and trained volunteers. Special emphasis is placed on LEAP preparation and material lacking in the school programs e.g. science, computers and arts.
The After School program started in 2004. It provides a one-on-one or small group tutoring setting to reinforce learning using volunteers primarily from Loyla, Tulane, and Xavier Universities and Jesuit High School. The Saturday Academy has existed since 2003 and provides dynamic academic and enrichment activities like arts, crafts, science experiences, character building sessions and motivational outings. The Summer Camp Program operates Monday through Friday for six weeks in the summer and provides academic support, exciting enrichment and recreation opportunities using certified teachers in the morning and volunteers from the Robertson Scholarship Program at Duke and UNC Universities, Jesuit High School students, and visiting groups as councellors in the afternoon.
For more information of Liberty City CDC programs and services, contact Jennifer Page at (504) 931-3266 or firstname.lastname@example.org