Town Center

Town Center

Town Center

The Town Center at Raphael Village is located at 530 Jackson Avenue and serves as the hub for our urban life-sharing village.

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 also includes a community cafe serving breakfast and lunch, a catering kitchen that provides 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.

Join us at the Dragonfly Café for breakfast or lunch Thursday–Sunday!

Town Center Gallery

Raphael Village’s Capital Campaign

With your generous support we raised over 1.4 million dollars! We cannot thank each and everyone one of you who helped make this dream a reality. On October 20th, Raphael Village held its Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the new Town Center and danced the afternoon away! We were joined by Mayor LaToya Cantrell, Councilman Jay Banks, our amazing donors, community members, co-workers, parents, Guild members and students.

Thank you to all of our donors:

David Fennelly and Carlos Sanchez

David Schulingkamp

John and Stacey Olson

John and Denny Melton

Jacqueline Case and Mark Redding

Camphill Foundation

The Gustaf W. McIlhenny Foundation

Malin Construction

Robert Schisler

Dr. Keith and Mrs. Mary Perrin

Logan Camphill Initiative Fund

Levin, Fishbein, Sedran & Berman

Ella West Freeman Foundation

Kevin and Cheryl Slane

Ruth U. Fertel Foundation

Whitney Bank

Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc.

Bonita Day and Matthew Redding

Eugenie and Joseph Jones Family Foundation

Fore! Kids Foundation, Inc

Robert and Virginia Nelson

Zurich North America

John Bose Consulting Engineers

Sharon Jacobs and Leonard Davis

Antoinette Alonzo

Dr. Terry Johnson and Dr. Jim Cronin

Elaine and Ben Haney

Valerie Davis

Drs. Eric Simon and Cathy Lazarus

Linda and Thomas Westfeldt, Jr.

MAPP Charitable Fund

Robert Wollman and Gretchen Case

The Paul and Joan Hinnenkamp Giving Fund

Kerry and Khristina Miller

Kirschman Foundation

Paulette R. Irons

The Azby Fund

Angus Cooper II

Carolyn Monteith and Terry Sheeley

Anthony Dunbar and Nancy Shoemaker

Cox Communications, Inc

LaCaze Moss &Company CPA’s, LLC

Patrick Berthelot-Nunez and Ernie Nunez

Cynthia Macdonald

Michael Zimmerman and Teresa Toulouse

Mount Olive Lutheran Church & Preschool

Brent and Gena Morgan

Catherine McIntire

Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Hales

Forgiven Ministries

John and Lisa Futrell

Marjorie McKeithen

Suzanne Mestayer

James Stoyanoff

Joan Magner

Jones Family Trust

Michael Tongis

Crescent Title

Michael Carbine and Elizabeth McAshan

Elizabeth Senecal

Rosewood Services LLC

William G Black

Jody Chong

Lauren Underwood

Arin Assero

Gerald and Gina Karcher

Miles Baldwin

Peggy Mendoza

Carol Michel

Judy Wollman

Richard L. Oshee and Patricia DeMichele

Erin Bernard

Martha “Marcy” Jordy

Michael Rubenstein

Peggy Mitts and Timothy Scott

Jonnie Lu Kleinpeter

Tinka Jordy

“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.”

—Mark Redding

Located in the historic Irish Channel Neighborhood

​Raphael Village
530 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

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