The Loyola Honors Community
The Loyola Honors Community: Scholars for Justice in the Heart of New Orleans
Touro Social Action proudly works in interfaith partnership with the Loyola Honors Program. The University Honors Program (UHP) draws on Loyola’s Jesuit identity through a rigorous curriculum that encourages both critical thinking about the great questions of the past and engagement with the essential challenges of the present and future.
As a community, the UHP seek to pursue truth, wisdom and virtue, preparing students – whatever their career paths – to lead meaningful lives with and for others and to work for a more just world. In addition to supporting the synagogue’s community action activities, Honors invites the Touro community to join them in their own engagement partnerships, including ACT and subject tutoring for high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds and reading programs for elementary students. They will also call upon Touro members to join in support of their other community initiatives (such as their annual feminine hygiene drive for homeless women).
Members of the UHP can frequently be seen at Touro babysitting, gardening, entertaining the Krewe of VIPS at Mardi Gras, or attending services. Please say hi and introduce yourself!