WE ARE DEDICATED TO SOLVING OUR STATE’S TOUGHEST PROBLEMS AT THE ROOT CAUSE. OUR INNOVATIVE APPROACH ALLOWS OUR ORGANIZATION TO ACHIEVE ITS MISSION AND CREATE MAXIMUM IMPACT IN A COST-EFFECTIVE MANNER.
Louisiana Appleseed is part of a national network of 17 public interest law centers across North America. The first Appleseed office was founded in 1993 by members of the Harvard Law School Class of 1958. It was established as a nonprofit dedicated to help organize, establish, and guide a network of public interest law centers throughout the country. Louisiana Appleseed is continuing in this network of community-based innovation. Louisiana Appleseed was founded in 1997 and reconstituted in January 2007, when the law firm Adams and Reese joined with Appleseed and ConocoPhillips to re-open the Louisiana Center. Since then, Louisiana Appleseed has proven itself as an effective advocacy organization that promotes systemic change that assists vulnerable populations.
Louisiana Appleseed is the only organization of its kind in Louisiana. Our volunteers use their unique skill sets to work closely with direct legal services, government agencies, and other nonprofits to identify and solve our state’s most challenging issues. We often collaborate with community partners to provide research, advocacy, and policy-oriented solutions to enhance their direct services.