Spirit to Serve

Economic Impact

Volunteer Hours






Marriott held a conference of thousands of employees in New Orleans and wanted a way to engage all of them in volunteering activities in one day throughout the city. This was a daunting task, as there were about 3,500 volunteers.


Spirit to Serve was contracted NetWork Volunteers, and we went to work. We organized a day of service for the 3,500 volunteers that included projects with over 30 local organizations throughout Central City, projects completed in the Convention Center, and a resource 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.