Assistance to Youth at O. Perry Walker High School



O. Perry Walker, 1 of 5 New Orleans schools open after Katrina, needs funds to renovate and buy supplies. Walker High now sees the potential to improve educational quality in a once failing system.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The New Orleans Public School District was one of the lowest performing in the country. Hurricane Katrina destroyed the city of institutions and infrastructure. What was salvaged from the wreckage of the storm is inappropriate in the new system. O. Perry Walker needs funds to renovate, replace antiquated books, and make changes necessary in the new educational environment allowing residents and their children to return home and return to school.

How will this project solve this problem?

Funds raised to support O. Perry Walker High School fund renovations and purchase educational materials, electronic and presentation equipment, computers, books, and periodicals. These items are necessary for youth returning to school in New Orleans.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project allows families to return home and students to return to school, allowing for some semblance of normality after the trauma of Katrina. It also contributes to educational reform in one of the lowest-performing schools in the country.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,810

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,810 .  The original project funding goal was $69,685.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).


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Thanks to 8 donors like you, a total of $2,810 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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