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Service Areas & Partnerships

Two AmeriCorps members scraping paint from the side of a houseUL-Lafayette AmeriCorps participates in a wide variety of community service projects throughout the Acadiana area. Here are just a few.

Education

UL Lafayette AmeriCorps members provide in-school tutoring to students at J.W. Faulk Elementary and after school tutoring with New Hope. Our members work one-on-one and in small group settings to improve reading and math skills, help with homework completion, and provide structured activities for children.

Housing

UL Lafayette AmeriCorps members provide a variety of housing related community service. We partner with Lafayette Habitat for Humanity to build new affordable housing, and we partner with Rebuilding Together to build wheelchair access ramps for local residents with disabilities.

Cinderella Project

The annual Cinderella Project makes prom dreams come true by providing beautiful dresses to local high school girls at no cost! The event, started and organized by UL Lafayette AmeriCorps members, gives away hundreds of dresses, shoes, and accessories every year.

Other

UL Lafayette AmeriCorps members serve on a variety of one time or short-term projects throughout the service year. Members help clean area parks, provide recycling for local festivals, staff community outreach events, restore our wetlands, assist the elderly and disabled, recruit volunteers, and much, much more!!