Here's just a small sampling of how we have helped over the years.
In Louisiana we have helped to provide opportunities for teachers and students to receive assistance and support in the areas of leadership training, mentorship, certification, scholarship, and professional development. Our goal is to encourage and promote the success of the whole child, while providing most, if not all, children who are educationally disadvantaged with the opportunity of receiving an education.
In Senegal, West Africa, specifically, Goree’ Island, Senegal, West Africa; we helped to provide opportunities for “out of school youth”(ages 16-21 years of age) an opportunity to work with successful school youth; to teach youths the “soft skills” needed to interview and succeed; to encourage “out of school youth” to get a General Education Diploma (G.E.D.) and job training; to encourage out of school youth to attend technical school for further training and education or even go to college; to have a mentoring program between out of school youth and successful individuals in the community through field trips locally and internationally; to promote education and alleviate poverty in West Africa, while providing most, if not all, children who are educationally disadvantaged with the opportunity of receiving an education.
Tolton: From Slave to Priest
"Tolton: From Slave to Priest" is a professional Catholic theater production based on the life of Fr. Augustus Tolton, the first African American priest. This live, one-man multimedia drama opened in October 2017, and is currently on a national tour, performing in venues such as churches, schools, and theaters. Tolton features all elements of professional theater, including set, lighting effects, video elements, and an original musical score.
Fr. Tolton’s compelling story has the potential to renew the faith of Catholics of every ethnicity, encourage vocations, bring hope to communities desperately in need of healing, and inspire all to work for reconciliation and peace by following his heroic example. “I pray that all can know Fr. Tolton’s holiness and friendship.” says Defilippis. “I also pray that through this project, African Americans will no longer wonder if their story – which is really our story – is worth hearing.”
Admission is $25 per person.