Stories from New Orleans

The Push for Repeal of the Death Penalty in Louisiana 

The Push for Repeal of the Death Penalty in Louisiana 

What a difference a year has made. Last spring, I received information about the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) in an email from the Loyola Alumni Association and was invited to attend an informational meeting at Loyola’s Ignatius Chapel to learn more.

Bicycles and Rosaries!

Bicycles and Rosaries!

Tom Adler serves as the Life Skills Coordinator at Project Lazarus, the oldest and largest residential facility in the Gulf Coast region providing assisted living to people with HIV/AIDS.  Founded in 1985 by two compassionate priests in cooperation with the...

Experience Saving a Life

Experience Saving a Life

When Cathy Brown joined the Ignatian Volunteer Corps, she did not expect to actually save a person’s life within the first 30 minutes of the first shift at her service site. But that’s exactly what happened!

Loyola University New Orleans Partners with IVC

Loyola University New Orleans Partners with IVC

Within the collaborative and celebratory spirit of the Ignatian Year, the Ignatian Volunteer Corps of New Orleans joined with Loyola University New Orleans in the Currie Alumni Partnership for Service to offer the Jesuit university’s retired staff, faculty and alumni...

Arts & Education Leader Says YES! to Service

Arts & Education Leader Says YES! to Service

New IVC Service Corp Member, Shirley Trusty Corey, has a rich history of serving in the arts and educational arenas. She helped found the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts Public High School, and led the New Orleans Arts Council for nearly two decades. She read...

What are IVC members doing now?

What are IVC members doing now?

We are continuing to meet as a volunteer community, now twice monthly, via Zoom video conferencing. It’s not the same as meeting in person, but it’s been beautiful to stay in touch.