Loyola University Community Action Program

LUCAP, the Loyola University Community Action Program, is a student- initiated, student-led volunteer service and advocacy organization. LUCAP is open to all students, offering them opportunities for direct service; reflection on larger, related social justice issues; and advocacy and organizing through its many projects in areas such as rebuilding, hunger and homelessness, tutoring and mentoring, and environmentalism.


Connect students with volunteer opportunities in the local community.

Promote civic engagement & social justice awareness on campus.


Volunteer with one of our projects. You can check out our calendar here!

Join our executive board team.

Start your own project.

Plan a social justice event on campus.

Follow us on Facebook.

Contact us at, or come visit the LUCAP office in the lower level of the Danna Student Center! 

LUCAP Projects

She's the First fights gender inequality through education. LUCAP volunteers raise money to support the education costs of girls who are the first in their families to graduate high school. Catch us selling baked goods or nachos in the Danna Center, and donate to support the cause!

Students Moving Into the Lives of the Elderly (SMILE) goes out monthly to the Uptown Shepherd Center to host fun and interactive events, bringing volunteers and senior citizens together. Fall 2017 events included a scavenger hunt in Audubon Park and a Thanksgiving dinner celebration.

Hunger Relief visits Crescent City Cafe, serving food with dignity to New Orleans' homeless population, connecting with service to the community, and bringing awareness to the issue of homelessness.

Students Against Hyper-Incarceration (SAHI) is a Loyola organization to raise awareness of America’s mass incarceration system as the new “Jim Crow,” in which people of color are targeted and victimized based upon race, and forced into the bottom of a caste system for the financial benefit of the “protectors” of the system. SAHI is currently participating in tutoring every weekend at the Travis Hill School in the New Orleans Juvenile Detention Center.

People for Animal Welfare and Service (PAWS) strives to bring a concern for animals to campus while providing assistance to animal rescue and welfare organizations in the New Orleans community.

Habitat for Humanity partners with Habitat’s New Orleans chapter to build affordable housing and to raise consciousness about rebuilding efforts.

Transportation to service sites is provided from Loyola University for most project events. To sign up for any project or to receive our weekly announcements, contact or find us on Facebook.