This research was conducted by Cameron Conklin Research Background Due to the rapid growth of non-profit organizations within the U.S. and around the world, it is incumbent that scholars more closely examine the interactions between three sectors: private enterprise, government and non-profit organizations. In the… read more

Our Stories

December 6th, 2012

Our Stories You can’t get to the bottom of New Orleans. The more I find out about this city, the more I realize how little I know. From student life at Tulane to working at a local bakery to engaging with local high school students, each facet… read more

Mardi Gras Indian Suits

December 5th, 2012

Mardi Gras Indian Suits The suits worn by the various members of a tribe on Mardi Gras day are nothing short of fantastical moving, dancing works of art! The flowing plumes in a rainbow of colors catching the morning light are a sight that is pure New Orleans, pure… read more

NOLA Accepts You

December 6th, 2012

NOLA Accepts You When I signed up for place-based storytelling, I thought I was signing up for some regular class where we would learn how to tell stories about New Orleans. I assumed we would write some stories and film them and that would be it. What I… read more

New Orleans Will Forever Have a Piece of My Heart It is truly bizarre how much your view of a place can change over time. I have only lived in New Orleans for a little over a year now, and it is unbelievable how this place is the same one I daydreamed about in high… read more

Schooled in Schooling

December 6th, 2012

Schooled in Schooling After living in New Orleans for two years, I thought I knew a lot about the city. Obviously not everything, but the important stuff: the difference between Cajun and Creole, the meaning of Fais Do-Do, how to sort of dance Zydeco and which neighborhoods you… read more

Camera Shy

December 6th, 2012

Camera Shy If you put a camera in someone’s face, you can learn a lot. I’m not referring to the story that person tells, though their narrative is important. I am referring to the reaction someone has to the very camera. While filming for our class project… read more

Native Niavety

December 6th, 2012

Native Niavety I am the only one in the class who is a native of New Orleans, which puts me in an interesting position to reflect on what this video project has taught me about the city. How can I be taught something new about my city… read more

I'm So Sorry

December 6th, 2012

I'm So Sorry I’m so sorry. It seems strange to begin this journal entry that way, but it was the first thing that came to mind. I’m so sorry, New Orleans. I have lived here for almost four years; I have claimed to love you. But I didn’t… read more

Another Look

December 6th, 2012

Another Look Place-based Story Telling was a rewarding experience because it gave me the chance to connect to classmates in a way I hadn’t before. I transferred to Tulane during my Sophomore year of college because I was determined to move to New Orleans. Tulane was the… read more