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 Cafe for breakfast or lunch Thursday- Sunday!

Town Center Gallery

Raphael Village’s Capital Campaign

With your generous support we reached our Matching Challenge goal of $50,000!  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.  A good time was had by all!

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“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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