Hispanic Apostate Education Programs
We provide  English as a Second Language (ESL) and Citizenship classes. ESL and Citizenship classes serve hundreds of adult learners each year, from more than 30 countries around the world. Classes are held at five sites throughout Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Tammany parishes. Both morning and evening classes are offered, and made possible with the dedication of hundreds of volunteers. Our ESL and Citizenship classes provide a key component to helping immigrants become independent, productive, and integral members of our society, and classes are open to those who have recently arrived as well as those who have been living in the United States for several years.

NEW SPRING 2014 ESL & CITIZENSHIP CLASS SCHEDULES POSTED! For more information on our ESL or Citizenship classes, or to explore opportunities to volunteer, please call (504) 722-5692.

Check out our SPRING 2014 ESL & Citizenship class schedule:

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Cafe Hope
An independent organization, Café Hope was launched by Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans in 2010 as a full-service restaurant that serves at-risk youth through a 12 week education and job training program and by employing them as wait and kitchen staff in the restaurant. Located in the historic Hope Haven campus, Café Hope specializes in home-cooked meals and catering featuring locally sourced products at reasonable prices. Although no longer under the umbrella of Catholic Charities, we encourage you to support their mission and their work! Please visit for more information.


Head Start Centers
Head Start programs provide education, social services, and health screenings to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Early Head Starts serve children ages 6 weeks to 3 years old, while Head Stars serve children 3 to 5 years old.
(504) 861-6360


Leslie Early Head Start
2126 Constance Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 522-2725

Louise Head Start
1205 Louisiana Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-2871

St. John the Baptist Head Start
1920 Clio Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 529-2557

Incarnate Word Head Start
8326 Apricot Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

St. Mary of the Angels Head Start
St. Mary of the Angels Early Head Start
2225 Congress Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 227-3470


Independent Living Skills Program
Independent Living Skills Program (ILSP) assists teens and young adults (14-21) to prepare for changes they will experience when they leave the State’s foster care and are living on their own. The aftercare program serves young adults (18-25) who continue to face the challenges of independent living. ILSP provides life skills classes and assessments, and through the Hope Chest Donation Center, assists clients to set up and maintain their first apartment or home.
(504) 340-5100


Summer Witness
Summer Witness operates camps located in the Greater New Orleans area during the summer, providing education, recreation, nutrition services, and a swimming program for children who would otherwise not have the opportunity.
(504) 861-6360