#418: CapstoneNew Orleans, Louisiana
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Based in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Capstone seeks to provide a stable community environment to those needing a solid foothold in life.Website: http://www.capstone118.org/
Based in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Capstone seeks to provide a stable community environment to those needing a solid foothold in life. As a small grassroots non-profit, we use multiple methods to accomplish this goal. Perhaps the most visible and time-intensive are the community gardens and orchard that occupy once blighted and vacant lots. The food harvested is given to those in need at no cost. We live in a house we have restored within the community we serve. In addition to living there, we also host others who are in need of shelter in some form. We host weekly worship, Bible study, and group mentoring with incarcerated teenagers. The Associate Operations Director Intern helps to direct and implement daily operations as well as new programs under the direction of the operations director. This includes preparing ground for planting, preparing written documents, and listening without judgment to teenagers as they share openly about their lives and faith. Requirements include basic computer skills, a logical thinking process, effective communication and listening skills, the ability to handle difficult situations in a calm manner, the ability to use power and hand tools, the ability to work with and direct daily volunteers, and readiness to support Christian-based values and activities. The volunteer should be ready to live and work within a low-income or poverty-level community, realizing that while we have to live, we are here to serve others.