High Voltage is a Louisiana non-profit providing intergenerational programs to support our community’s youth and senior citizens.
Provide educational, recreational and arts programs to help youth realize their potential, build character, and function effectively as contributing members of society, as well as, keep seniors active and learning through health and wellness events.
our Core VALUES
diversity & Inclusion:
we work to maintain a diverse and inclusive work environment in which everyone has an opportunity to participate in our community-based programs and contribute to the success of the organization.
We collaborate with other community organizations and partners to complement existing services and to increase our impact to improve our local community.
we strive for excellence and engage in continuous learning and improvement.
We operate with honesty and try to be consistent in our actions, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes.
we are committed to fostering a respectful workplace and learning environment where each person is treated with respect and dignity.
The Omaha Storm Chasers baseball team and Union Omaha Soccer Club, in partnership with High Voltage New Orleans, are sending over 42,000 pounds of supplies to Louisiana after a Hurricane Ida Relief Drive. Many of the items were collected at home games during Union Omaha and Storm Chasers games at Werner Park in Nebraska. Additional building supplies were donated by ABC Supply Company.
HIGH VOLTAGE, INC. IMPACT AND LEADERSHIP IN 2020
High Voltage volunteers, community and business partners have joined to meet the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and several hurricanes that devastated the Gulf Coast. Important to program effectiveness in 2020 were our Bags of Hope and School Supply Giveaways. For several years, High Voltage has provided Bags of Hope filled with personal hygiene products and school supplies to the homeless population (children, youth, adults, and families) in homeless shelters throughout New Orleans. As a result of these simultaneous crises, High Voltage started working with the Louisiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) to provide additional relief throughout the State of Louisiana.
From August 2020 to January 2021, our Bags of Hope Project provided hundreds of facemasks, gallons of hand sanitizer, gloves, soap, diapers, sanitary products, etc. to families impacted by Hurricanes Laura and Delta.
The Bags were given to the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services and the American Red Cross for distribution.
WHO ARE WE?
High Voltage is a volunteer non-profit organization that was incorporated in 2003 to provide educational and recreational programs to the homeless, run-away, and economically disadvantaged youth of New Orleans.
HELPING YOUTH & SENIORS
Since its humble beginnings serving the community in the summer at St. Jude Community Center, High Voltage has been incorporated, and expanded to year-round operations, helping disadvantaged youth and senior citizens in need throughout New Orleans, Louisiana.
Here are a few ways that High Voltage engages our communities:
Summer camps and field trips
School supplies for 670+ students
City-wide volunteer cleanups
Mother's Day celebrations
Father's Day events
Seniors Valentine's Day makeovers
Fashion show events
Ice cream socials
- Together, we celebrate the incredible legacy and strength of Dr. King. As the only federal national day of service, we will help create a more "Beloved Community" with volunteers creating hearts with special messages of encouragement for Success Preparatory Academy who is mourning two students.
- High Voltage will host a Mardi Gras Chicken Wings and Crazy Waffle Walk Thru/Drive Thru Party for senior citizens on Sunday, February 20 at 12:00 noon. As we continue to monitor the Corona Virus Pandemic we may have to move this event to March 2022. High Voltage volunteers/members $5, guest $10.