A report on Arts Administration internship with Christmas in October New Orleans, Louisiana, Fall 1994

Publication Year:
1995
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Repository URL:
https://scholarworks.uno.edu/aa_rpts/49
Author(s):
Wolf, Andrew
Tags:
Christmas in October (Project : New Orleans; La.); Housing rehabilitation; New Orleans; Citizen participation; Volunteer workers in community development; Christmas in October (Project : New Orleans; La.); Housing rehabilitation; New Orleans; Citizen participation; Volunteer workers in community development
report description
During September through December 1994 I completed an internship with Christmas in October, an organization that uses volunteers and donated cash and supplies to paint and repair the homes of low-income elderly and/or handicapped homeowners in New Orleans. CIO is a program of the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans, a historic preservation organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the architecture and neighborhoods of New Orleans. I performed a variety of jobs for Christmas in October including assisting with the daily operation of the office and warehouse, working on promotion and public relations, shooting photographs, and writing a plan for CIO's 1995 promotional campaign. This report discusses my experiences while I worked with the CIO staff and volunteers, discusses some managerial problems that I encountered and makes recommendations for their improvement. I also discuss my short and long-term contributions to the organization.