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Funny Bones Improv

Funny Bones Improv

Funny Bones Improv is a non-profit organization whose mission is to perform interactive, improvised comedy shows for sick children in hospitals, currently in Chicago and New Orleans. This video captures exactly what Funny Bones is all about.  Their first performance was in April 2008, and currently, they perform 11 shows every month at 6 different hospitals. "Our vision is to bring laughter where it is needed most, specifically in hospitals for sick children and their families. We aim to brighten their day, distract them from their surroundings and share a laugh, play...

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Youth Run NOLA

Youth Run NOLA

Running welcomes everyone. A group of middle and high-school teachers founded Youth Run NOLA in the fall of 2010 as a response to students needing and asking for more structured, supportive after-school programs. Running welcomes everyone, and so that's the sport they chose.  Youth Run NOLA is a Sports-for-Development non-profit organization that utilizes running, jogging, and walking as a way to help local middle and high-school kids develop healthy, life-long habits while in a positive network of supportive peers and adults.  Youth Run NOLA has trained with over 800 young athletes...

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Crescent City Farmers Market

Crescent City Farmers Market

Eat well to live well. The mission of the Crescent City Farmers Market is to benefit local farmers, fishers, consumers and communities in the fertile crescent of Greater New Orleans by operating weekly, year-round markets where food producers and harvesters market the fruits of their labor directly to consumers in a public setting.     The Crescent City Farmers Market, part of the non-profit Market Umbrella, was founded in 1995 at Loyola University as a way to cultivate community markets benefiting public good.  It began with a mission to promote...

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