The core of RLT community service programs is to contribute and share with others around the world; never has there been a more pressing need than right now in our own country. Our commitment to Hurricane relief began over 12 years ago in 2005 with Hurricane Katrina. Since then we have returned each year to lend our hearts and hands to support rebuilding efforts with our natural disaster relief community service programs. We are constantly in search of new opportunities to provide support and have worked in destinations across the globe to secure and provide relief. Our ultimate goal is to provide our participants with opportunities to make connections with local communities, to rebuild, and to restore.
This experience was something that I wouldn't have traded for the world." - Allen Y., New Orleans: The Gulf Coast
Along with the rest of the country, we are currently in disbelief. Our hearts are heavy with news of the widespread damage left in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. We have long-standing relationships with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Coral Restoration Foundation, Best Friends Animal Society, Nola Tree Project, and many others who joined the front lines in New Orleans and the Florida Keys to provide immediate relief after the devasting storms. We have also talked with many of you who want to help. We are dedicated to providing safe and meaningful opportunities to help restore, rebuild, and revitalize communities affected by the storms. Our goal is to grow stronger and healthier communties and global networks.
Our service philosophy applies structured, critically reflective practices to better understand the world; self; culture; socio-economic, political, and environmental issues; power relations; and social responsibility, in a global context. On The Road Less Traveled you will learn to travel. And, wherever you go, we guarantee, you will be where help is wanted and where both the people and place can benefit from your presence.
James very much enjoyed the two weeks with RLT, and felt (and we can feel that too!) that he has learned a great deal about the real world and himself in ways he had not expected. Thank you very much for devoting yourselves to putting together programs such like this for the young people. The educational benefits are certainly deep and wide," Henry G., New Orleans Gulf Coast Alumni Parent