The Town Center at Raphael Village is located at 530 Jackson Avenue and serves as the hub for our urban life-sharing village. Construction is complete and we are down to the finishing touches!
In addition to administrative offices, the Town Center includes classrooms for pre-employment and vocational training, and artist studios where Guild members practice and develop an artisanal trade. It will also include a community cafe serving breakfast and lunch, a catering kitchen that will provide both training and employment opportunities for Guild members. The grounds and gardens surrounding the Town Center will be part of an ongoing edible landscape curriculum and provide vegetables and herbs for the café. We look forward to inviting you to the cafe when it opens in Fall of 2021!
Raphael Village’s Capital Campaign 2020–21
Partner with us today and help us reach our goal of $500,000! We currently have a generous donor offering to match all donations up to $50,000! By donating to our Capital Campaign, you can be a part of this amazing expansion of the Raphael Village community. If you would like to help us cross the finish line with a Capital Campaign donation, please contact Jacqueline at [email protected].
Give to Our Capital Campaign
“Since the beginning of the pandemic we have struggled to find a way to mimic the community that Raphael Village offers our son. The isolation of some of our members since the pandemic began exacerbates their limited social skills and emphasizes how unique and important the sense of community and involvement that Raphael Village provides are. The new town center will provide a wonderful place for their sense of community.”
Construction restarted June 22, 2020 once the Mississippi river fell below 13’ (a requirement for projects under construction within 1500 feet of the levee). Construction is estimated to be complete in spring of 2021.
Located in the historic Irish Channel Neighborhood
530 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130