Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard is lined with innovative organizations working to solve some of the city’s most difficult problems alongside many small minority and women owned businesses. This holiday season consider supporting the wonderful things happening in Central City.
Below are just a sample of the organizations working hard on all things New Orleans on OCH.
Ashe Cultural Arts Center - At Ashé our mission is to use art and culture to support community development. We are an an initiative of Efforts of Grace, Inc., a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), organization that creates and supports programs, activities, and creative works emphasizing the contributions of people of African descent. Located in Central City, the Center provides opportunities for art presentations, community development, artist support, and the creation of partnerships that amplify outreach and support efforts.
Cafe Reconcile - We are a community of concerned people committed to addressing the system of generational poverty, violence and neglect in the New Orleans area. Our innovative life skills and job training program assists young people (ages 16–22) from severely at-risk communities who desire to make a positive change in their lives. Reconcile’s students arrive facing a vast array of challenges, from extreme poverty and high school attrition to homelessness, violence, and participation in the juvenile justice system. Nonetheless, these young people possess a deep desire to break the cycle and become productive, contributing members of society.
Good Works Network - Good Work Network is a 501(c)3 organization that provides business development services to minority- and women-owned businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area. We aspire to help minority- and women-owned businesses start, grow, and succeed. We envision a community where the economy is diverse and inclusive and where all dedicated and competent entrepreneurs have access to the resources they need to succeed.
New Orleans Mission - The Mission is an Interdenominational organization. Established in 1989, the New Orleans Mission is a private 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization initially created as a service provider for a growing population of homeless men living in our city. Today, we are the largest faith based private service provider among 60 shelters catering to the homeless population of New Orleans. Our overnight shelter capacity has grown from 80 men to 244, including 22 women.
Youth Empowerment Project - The mission of the Youth Empowerment Project is: “By providing intensive case management, mentoring and educational services to at-risk New Orleans youth, we will strengthen each young person’s capacity to successfully connect with his or her family and community and lay the foundation for a healthy transition to adulthood.”
Did you know you can rent Church Alley for your special event?
Email Renee at churchalleycoffeebar(at)gmail.com for more information. But check out a few FAQs to get you started.
How much is it to rent Church Alley?
- Church Alley is a special place and we want everyone to enjoy the space as much as possible. I will work with you to come up with a package deal that works best for your budget and your privet event wish list. But there are a few standards pricing policies that will help you get an idea of the price range of renting Church Alley Coffee Bar for your special event. Our price range is between $100 and $150 per hour.
- We also give discounts to non-profits and schools for special events.
What does the rental include?
- This greatly depends on your event. All events include two staff people, non-disposable plates, silverware, 8oz mason jars, refrigeration space, ice, and bottled water. Then we build from here. We have relationships with wine shops, chefs, musicians, and a neighborhood flower shop. We are happy to organize as much or as little as you would like. It all depends on your budget and your vision for the event.
Is there a deposit minimum?
- Church Alley requires a 50% deposit at the signing of the contract. In case of a cancellation less than ten days, 50% of that deposit will become non-refundable. The remaining 50% of the event price will be due on the day before your event.