Economic Impact

Volunteer Hours






The men and women in charge of Essence Festival wanted their event to be about more than just celebrating the New Orleans community, but they needed the ground staff to do something great.


Essence Fest contracted NetWork Volunteers, and we went to work. We organized a day of service for over 300 local and visitng volunteers at three different schools, and topped it off by organizing a health and wellness fair!

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Undergoing Racism Community Organizing Workshop 

The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond

In our work with leaders, organizations, and networks, we have observed that the more we are able to connect to our deepest purpose (the core of who we are, what we are doing and why) and our “source” (knowing we are part of something larger than ourselves) and align with others in that spirit, Through dialogue, reflection, role-playing, strategic planning and presentations, this intensive process challenges participants to analyze the structures of power and privilege that hinder social equity and prepares them to be effective organizers for justice. greater chance we have of transformative energy and action.