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Changing Places, Changing Lives

The mission of Groundwork New Orleans is to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement, and management of the physical environment by developing community-based partnerships that empower people businesses and organization to promote environmental, economic and social well-being

Groundwork New Orleans shares its mission with more than twenty Groundwork Trusts around the country. Each Trust is an independent, environmental and business-minded non-profit, that together form the Groundwork USA Network.

Groundwork New Orleans works with people to improve the livability of New Orleans for all residents, including desired plants and animals. As a vital part of the ecology of New Orleans, people are the primary force for ensuring its health and survival.

Groundwork New Orleans

Groundwork New Orleans shares the fundamental mission of the Groundwork USA

To work to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement and management of the physical environment by developing community-based partnerships that empower people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being.

The goal of Groundwork New Orleans’ projects and programming is to improve the quality of life in the City of New Orleans in three ways:

  • For Residents: creating opportunities for people to learn new skills and take local action to better their community.
  • For Neighborhoods: creating better, safer and healthier neighborhoods today and for the future.
  • For Prosperity: helping businesses and individuals fulfill their potential, which ultimately makes the City of New Orleans a better, more prosperous place to live.

Groundwork New Orleans, through its streetscape beautification, soil remediation and environmental stewardship education projects, is committed to engaging community members as partners in revitalizing physical spaces throughout neighborhoods. A ‘sustainable community’ must start with a vibrant, healthy and safe environment in order for individuals and enterprise to prosper.

Learn more about Groundwork New Orleans by contacting Alicia Neal.