The Nola Files

Doing Good - Featuring the great organizations we have had the pleasure to work with, those of us helping New Orleans tackle it's many issues / Curious Tourist - Some common questions about the city we hear from visitors / Interviews - Our chance to talk to interesting follks in hte community / The Index - This is a rolling A-Z of topics that have shaped the city / The Dirt - Our own ramblings, experiences and opinions

The Watering Hole Foundation + Ana For Elephants - Dirty Coast
Doing Good

The Watering Hole Foundation + Ana For Elephants

It all started with a trip to Africa. Artist and conservationist, Alex Beard, founded The Watering Hole Foundation in 2012 to help preserve endangered elephants in Northern Kenya.  The WHF is ded...

Doing GoodPropeller: A Force for Social Innovation - Dirty Coast

Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation

Propeller was founded in 2009 to carry the momentum of rebuilding post-Katrina, into tackling systemic issues that existed long before the storm hit.They provide a social, environmental, and econo...

Doing GoodThe Happy Bowlers - Dirty Coast

The Happy Bowlers

Happiness to spare. The Happy Bowlers was founded in 1991 as a unified bowling league to help stimulate young adults with special needs. Happy Bowlers is a member of the ASAP Foundation, which eng...

Doing GoodHabitat for Humanity of Durham - Dirty Coast

Habitat for Humanity of Durham

Durham Habitat builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter for low-income families in need of safe and affordable housing. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside v...

Doing GoodHabitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles - Dirty Coast

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. As the top nonprofit homebuilder in the greater Los Angeles area with five cons...

Doing GoodHabitat for Humanity of Jacksonville - Dirty Coast

Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville

1988 - to build homes, communities, and hope Habitat for Humanity knows that without a solid foundation, you cannot build a house—or a life. At HabiJax, a local Habitat for Humanity affiliate, we h...

Doing GoodFunny Bones Improv - Dirty Coast

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 ca...

Doing GoodYouth Run NOLA - Dirty Coast

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-...

Doing GoodCrescent City Farmers Market - Dirty Coast

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 w...

Doing GoodTeam Fox NOLA - Dirty Coast

Team Fox NOLA

April is Parkinson’s Disease awareness month so we’ve teamed with Team Fox NOLA to not just raise awareness, but also help find a cure.   In 2000, Michael J. Fox officially retired from acting and ...

Doing GoodDancing Grounds - Dirty Coast

Dancing Grounds

This organization is one of our partners at Dancing Grounds is building up their local community through the joys of dancing. They bring high-quality, inclusive, and accessible...

Doing GoodNew Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity - Dirty Coast

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity

This organization is one of our partners at Habitat for Humanity is a global organization that is devoted to building homes for families. The New Orleans affiliate (NOAHH) start...

The Journal

Here we share things we find interesting about New Orleans and the Gulf South, organizations and people that deserve more attention and answer some questions about the area.

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