Xavier University of Louisiana

Xavier University of Louisiana
Communication Studies

1 Drexel Drive

Campus Box 298

New Orleans, LA 70125

504-520-5087 phone

504-520-7982 fax



communication studies


Faculty and students have partnered with the following community organizations through service-learning projects and community-based scholarship.

2-Cent is a collaborative effort of creative, frustrated, and comedic twenty-somethings. They all posses the innate ability to convey humor and urgency toward issues that plague not only New Orleans, but America in general. 2-Cent is a PBS documentary, an SNL skit and an In Living Color spoof all rolled into one.

Center for Restorative Approaches
The Center for Restorative Approaches (CRA) helps people uncover their natural ability to respond to destructive behavior in constructive ways. CRA uses a restorative practice approach in their work with individuals, schools, communities, institutions and organizations.  The result allows for the interruption of the school-to-prison pipeline in schools and the criminal justice system in order to build, strengthen, and repair relationships.  Their preventative, community-building processes and incident-focused responsive interventions provide communities with the training and tools necessary to build relationships.  In this way, people are allowed to develop their own solutions and ways of repairing harm for those most impacted by conflict and crime.

Institute for Ethnic and Women's Studies (IWES)
The Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies is a national nonprofit community based organization headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, which was founded in 1993 in response to overwhelming health disparities among women of color.  IWES is dedicated to improving the physical, mental, and spiritual health and quality of life for women of color and their families, especially those who are socio-economically disadvantaged.

Lafayette Academy Charter School
Lafayette Academy is the largest public charter elementary school in New Orleans.

Louisiana Bucket Brigade
The Louisiana Bucket Brigade is an environmental health and justice organization working with communities that neighbor the state's oil refineries and chemical plants. The mission of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade is to support communities' use of grassroots action to create informed, sustainable neighborhoods free from industrial pollution.

Mondo Bizarro
MONDO BIZARRO is a New Orleans-based community art ensemble that has created original, multidisciplinary art and fostered partnerships in local, national and international communities. Its work is intentionally multidisciplinary, ranging from physical theater to large-scale community festivals; from social media to site-specific productions.

The Porch
The Porch is a community-based organization that is using the arts to affect social change. A grassroots organization instigated, post-Katrina, in New Orleans' 7th Ward, the Porch serves the community bounded by St. Bernard Avenue, N. Claiborne Avenue, Elysian Fields Avenue and St. Claude Avenues.

Sankofa CDC
Sankofa Community Development Corporation, founded in 2008, serves as a catalyst to revitalize New Orleans' Lower and Upper Ninth Ward and advances opportunities in the areas of urban revitalization, education, health, and economic development. Its goals include creating access to healthy food and improving the disproportionately higher than average health risks that exist within this community.