Guest Post: Home Matters Day in New Orleans

Note: This post was written by students participating in the Geaux Home campaign. The City of New Orleans has declared Home Matters Day on February 24, 2014. The student-run “Geaux Home” campaign aims to raise awareness about Home Matters and show how home is the foundation of education, public safety, public health, economy and success. The first […]

Buzz Off!

Things have been buzzing around Make It Right’s New Orleans’ neighborhood. One homeowner, who is severely allergic to bees, had a hive in a tree behind his home. Another homeowner had a hive camping out in the floor system under her home. Since bee colonies have been dying off in alarming numbers around the world, we […]

Hurricane Prep

Hurricane season is here. Are you and your family ready? Here are a few tips on what to do before, during and after a hurricane. Before the Storm – Be Ready to Evacuate Make sure you have an Emergency Kit ready for the season, your kit should include: Water (one gallon per person per day […]

Before and After…New Lawn!

Thanks to Teach for America volunteers this new home has a lawn! We’re adding the final touches to this house for new homeowner Ronnie Williams. Ronnie says, “I think it’s wonderful that people came…and decided to volunteer some of their time to this effort. It feels good to come back down here and be able to […]

Our Response to the New Republic

On March 13, The New Republic published a flawed and inaccurate account of Make It Right’s work. Here is our response from Tom Darden, Make It Right’s Executive Director. – Taylor Royle I was disappointed to read Lydia Depillis’ mischaracterizations of Make It Right’s work and the Lower 9th Ward in her article, “If You […]

Meet Lynsey Johnson

Meet Lynsey Johnson, a Loyola law student who recently joined the Make It Right team as a legal intern. She’s an avid long distance runner, active in the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) and a member of the Junior League of New Orleans. She also has one of the world’s cutest puppies.* Lynsey is originally from […]

Gingerbread House Construction

On Thursday, Make It Right participated in the annual Gingerbread House Competition that Build Now organizes. The proceeds of the event support efforts to bring families home. We were honored to participate this year and had a lot of fun joining other non-profit builders in New Orleans for such a good cause. Here are the […]

Join Us for Holiday Fun in New Orleans

If you’re in New Orleans, it’s time to grab your Santa hat and work gloves and join Make It Right’s holiday activities. First up, we’re having a volunteer day this Friday, November 30 from 1-4pm. Come help us landscape a playground and tidy up community spaces just in time for Christmas. Get details and sign […]

Welcome Home, Teachers!

Make It Right is proud to announce that our homes in New Orleans are now available to educators teaching pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. Our homes are beautiful, well-designed, energy-efficient and, best of all, affordable. Contact us about joining the vibrant Lower 9th Ward community today! Our homes are also available to first responders – police […]