Previous Community Partnerships

Junior League of New Orleans

Kingsley House

Southeast Louisiana Boys & Girls Clubs

Metro Centers for Women

Community Partnership

Each term, the President-Elect selects a local charitable organization or non-profit to form a community partnership with the SMPS Southeast Louisiana chapter. Together, our chapter provides a variety of resources including monetary and supplies donations as well as volunteer hours to the selected organization throughout the year. If your organization is interested in partnering with the SMPS SeLA chapter, please email [email protected].

2018-2019 community partnership: Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR)

Since its founding in 1985, STAIR has made a difference in the lives of more than 7,500 second-graders from Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parish public elementary schools.

Over the past 33 years, hundreds of community volunteers have donated their time and talents to serve as reading tutors, testers and workday helpers. Despite Hurricane Katrina and a re-organized public school system, the STAIR program has maintained its preeminence as one of the most effective children’s literacy programs for students, parents and guardians, family members, teachers and principals in the New Orleans area.

Start The Adventure In Reading's overall mission is to improve the reading skills and self-esteem of lower elementary school students. With your help we can make a world of difference in the futures of children across New Orleans.

The SMPS SeLA board will be hosting a variety of ways to partner with STAIR throughout the year.

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July 19th - Day of Service 

Please join your local SMPS chapter in helping STAIR prepare for the new school year of tutoring second graders. The day will include sorting and stuffing the packages for new students to use the following school year.

Contact President-Elect Alexis Miranne for more information.