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ISL participated in GiveNOLA day on May 1st and hosted Support ISL day on May 3rd. Thanks to the generous support from our donors, we received 342 gifts and raised $20,258 to help support our students and programming.

Special Thanks to all of our donors:

(Donor list below includes donations received in the Development Office as of 5/7/18 at 10:10am. This list does not include Anonymous donors). We are still receiving donations from our campus offices. We are appreciative of every gift and like to acknowledge each contribution and every donor. If you have made a donation, but your name does not appear below, it is likely it has not yet been received in our Development office.

A’Llana Flemings
Adreama Dickerson
Alericq Valentine
Alex DeLarge
Alex Orta
Allyne Henderson
Alondra Clem
Amanda Brown
Amanda Hudson
Amber Jahuey
Amiah Dickerson
Amy Milan
Ana Rodriguez
Ana Torres-Gonzales
Anastasia Kanellos
Anaya Ford
Andre McCullough
Andrea Flemings
Andrea Hartman
Andrea Sanchez
Andrea Spreter
Andrew Gerfin
Angele Givens
Anjele Melancon
Ann Stephens
Anna Evans
Anne Bachrach
Annette Basile
Annette Morell
Arielle Dobard-Johnson
Arouna Yonaba
Ashley Rogers
Ashley Rogers
Ashlie Philaster-Meers
Ashlyn Rogers
Autumn Harrell
Aviva Le
Ayah Batres
Belinda Valladares
Ben Welman
Betty Mickey
Blythe Craft
Boston & Luna Lopez
Brandon Ferguson
Brenda Hanegan
Brenda Richard-Montgomery
Briana Lopez
Briana Mohan
Brooke Alexis
Brooklyn Jackie Richard
Bryan Beabout
Bryan Lopez
Caitrin Gladow
Caludia Ginty
Camila Arguedas
Cammie Wood
Candy Wolgamott
Carley Griffin
Carlos Orta
Carmine Rau
Carol McCarthy
Carrie Bush
Catherine Alleman
Catherine Heindel
Celia Arriaga
Chad St. Ann, Jr.
Chandler Nutik
Chantell Reed
Chantell Washington
Chelsea Montero
Cheri Cruz
Cherise Coto
Cheryl Pilet
Christian Mejia
Christine Gauss
Christopher Hevezi
Cindy Vallejos
Cinthia Amador
Claudia de Brito
Claudia Ginty
Clay Bryant
Coden Trask
Colleen Welch
Corbyn & Justine Thonn
Daisha Barrow
Dalia Robles
Danag Miller
Daniela Ellis
Daniela Marx
Daryl Pfeif
David Constance
David Weller
Delty Posey
Derby Hurlston
Diedra Hill
Diego Lagos
Dillon Smith
Dina Murillo
Dominique Wilson
Dorian Gonzalez
Drake Curley
Eboness Williams
Edicxia Pozo
Elaine Garvey
Eldo Briceno
Elizabeth DeLarge
Elizabeth Lawrence Noll
Ella Arthur
Ellen Seiler
Emily Maw
Emily Rogers
Emily Thomas
Erica Lambourg
Erika Brent
Esteban Valdez
Eugenia & Michael Rainey
Evelyn Berges
Fannie Bennett
Fatima Peña
Fernando Cruz
Francelly Montero
Gina Rachal
Glenn Voss
Glenn Voss check for $200
Gregory Casey
Greta Efferson
Gretchen Treadway
Harmonie DeBose
Harold Bazile
Hayden Barahona-Martinez
Heather Cruz
Heather Nogueira
Henry Arguedas
Hermika Armour
Holly Baker
Holly Darensbrough
Hope Blanco
Howard Rogers
Ignacio Ocampo
Isabelle Coll
Isesha Grant
Jacob Deut
Jada Williams
Jairo Maldonado
James Amerson
James Schutt
James Shay
Janelle Mejia
Janeth Rodriguez
Javier & Martha Orta
Jayce Miller
Jayden Salina
Jayne Lewis
Jeanne Capella
Jeff Marcello
Jeffery Buras
Jeffrey Crane
Jeffrey Scott
Jelena Jurlina
Jennifer Alvarado
Jennifer Roberts
Jennifer Scanio
Jennifer Vidaurreta
Jerielle Adams
Jessica Buddington
Joanna Gargiule
Joaquin Garcia
John Wettermark
Joliette Gargiule
Jonathan Bazile
Jonique Hall
Jordan Valdes
Jorge Salinas
Joseph Heeren-Mueller
Joshua McGlothin
Joshua Broussard
Josie L. Ransom
Joy Adams
Joyce Dupclay
Julianne Chapman
Kailynn Lopez
Karen Clanton
Karen Marshall
Karla Marcello
Karla Marie Cochran
Katie Reine
Kay Broders
Keila Ivory
Kennedi Joseph
Konner Randall
Kristen Illarmo
Kristen Jensen
Kristina Morgan & Nuno Bernardino
Krystal Smith
Kyle Randall
Kyle Scott
LaMont Hayes
Larissa Muetzel
Latoya Muse
Laura Adelman-Cannon
Laura Romero
Leah Martin
Leroy & Cathy Truitt
Leslie Curiel
Levy Ramos
Lilli Thorpe
Lillie Cuiellette
Linda Ford
Linda VanAman
Lisa Jennings
Lisa Kennedy
Lisa Loup
Lisa Scollo
Lorel Arthur
Lorena Mendoza
Lucca Adams
Lucia Hammer
Luz Miranda
Mallika Mohan
Marcia Ibay
Maria Davila
Maria Dugue
Maria Papacharalambous
Maria Perez
Maria Teran-Ramirez
Marie Suazo
Mark & Adele Thonn
Mark Schutt
Martin de Jesus Montes
Mason Bond
Max Orta
Maximiliano Correa
Megan Anderson
Melanie Tennyson
Melissa Boudreaux
Mia Louis
Mia Ramirez
Michael Barlett
Michael Deal
Michael Ripski
Michele Tilyou
Michelle Delahoussaye
Michelle Travers
Monique Price
Myrna Ramirez
Nabila Seddiki
Nancy Nilsson
Nancy Rosenkranz
Ndeye Yada
Nelly Elizabeth De La Cruz Torres
Nelson Vallejos
Nhien Troung
Nicole Armstead
Nikia Magee
Omaira Rodriguez
Pablo Garcia
Paul Crane
Paula Berry
Paulette LeBlanc
Raina Oneil
Ramona Gibson
Randal Herbert
Raquel Dufauchard Baptiste
Rebecca Catalanello
Rebecca Dudley
Rebecca Hinijosa
Rhymi Grant
Rita Castro
Robert & Vladimir Nogueira
Roberta Ramirez
Robin Curley
Rocky Palmisano
Roland Johnson
Rolland Dixon
Rosa Alvardo
Rosa Rodriguez
Rosanna Brazzini
Roshanna Sofya Spector
Rowan Herbert
Ruby Belair
Ruby Ross
Russell Adelman-Cannon
Sabastian Souto
Sabrina Bent
Sabrina Prevost
Sage Jones
Sakura Casey
Samanta Amedee
Sandra Griffin
Sandra Saavedra
Sandy Tillman
Sarahby
Savannah McGlothin
Sayra Solis
Sean Gerowin
Shalin Walker
Sharon Berry
Stefanie Basinger
Stefanie Loeb
Steffanie Mata
Stephanie Fischer
Stephanie Franco
Stephanie Oswald
Stephanie Thomas
Steveland Colbert
Steven Summers
Sue Ellen Soto
Supriya Donthamsetty
Susan Chapman
Tad Ordoyne
Tara Barrios
Tara Rosenkranz
Tarsha Magee
Terri Williams
Thomas Grant
Thuy Nguyen
Toleda Deal Gasper
Tomorow Fondal
Tracy Buccino
Trenton Holliday
Ty Bernardino
Vahnora Cameron
Valerie Coffin
Valerie Uccellani
Vanessa Fernandez
Viennene Swain
Virgina Ramirez
Virginia Ramirez
Vivienne Bishop
WA Herzog
Wayne Davis
William Barahona-Martinez
Wyatt Bowman
Xiomara Zuniga
Yaneri Soldaña
Yasmira Montes
Yoseph Shifare
Yuliana Rau
Yvette Soniat
Zaidan Berry
Zoe Coto
Zoe Martinez
Zwila Martinez

(plus 13 Anonymous Donors)

 

 


International School of Louisiana is hosting an adult carnival evening  featuring  International Food, Music and Entertainment. ISL’s spring fundraising event will take place at The Howlin’ Wolf on Saturday, May 19. Doors open at 7 pm. Must be 21 or older. This event is cash bar.

Tickets are currently on sale, deadline to purchase May 11.  Advance purchase tickets $25, tickets at the door $40.00 each. 

More details to come. Click here to join our event page!

 

 


Interested in supporting but…

WHERE IS MY DONATION GOING?

Your donation goes towards continuing the quality programming and level of education that ISL has been providing its students since the year 2000.

YES, ISL receives public funding as a tuition-free public school.

NO, it does not cover all of our quality programming.

 

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Where and Why?

Where does my donation go? Why should I donate to ISL? These are questions, I get all the time. The short answer is… The International School of Louisiana (ISL) is a nonprofit, public, tuition free school. As such, we rely on the support of our donors and community to continue to offer a challenging education emphasizing language immersion to over 1300 students. Although ISL receives Federal and State funding, this funding does not cover all of our quality programming and services. However, this only begins to answer the question.

Please allow me to take a moment to provide the long answer.

ISL is unique in many ways. In comparison to many of the area public schools, ISL offers programs and services that truly allow it to stand alone. Support from the community and donors is essential, as resources, supplies, and materials require extra funding. So for the long answer to “Why should I donate to ISL and where does my donation go?” Let me count the ways!

1) Did you know that ISL has a 15:1 student teacher ratio?

This is double the amount of staff than the State required minimum. Employing Multilingual Teachers, as well as, multilingual Assistant Teachers in our ISL community allows our students the minimum amount of interruption in their language immersion education, whether inside the classroom or outside. Additional staff also allows opportunities for individual or small group instruction, as well as co-teaching opportunities across grade levels and classrooms, and enrichment instruction more than five times per week for each student.

2) Did you know that ISL hires over 200 staff members from 30 different countries speaking more than 16 different languages?

We live in a diverse community. At ISL, we also learn in a diverse community. This opportunity is not available anywhere else in the city on a daily basis. It is by far the most exciting and enriching part of our ISL experience. Your support allows us to attract and recruit staff from all over the world providing our ISL students with the most diverse learning environment in the city.

3) Did you know ISL employs 22+ enrichment teachers that teach Art, Music, Physical Education/Movement, and Library across the three campuses?

This is unheard of in most public school systems. At many public schools, classroom teachers are required to integrate the arts, physical education, and movement into their curriculum or their daily schedule. Some schools partner with outside agencies to provide these services to their students through a instructor. In some cases, a traveling teacher visits multiple school a couple of times per week and provides this instruction to only certain grade level or small group of students. At ISL, all students from Kindergarten through eighth grade have access to full time enrichment teachers who teach them Art, Music, and Physical education at least twice a week, providing them with Enrichment instruction more than 5.5 hours per week. This commitment to the Arts and Movement allows ISL students to grow academically, as well as in other areas.

4) Did you know that foreign language materials cost more than English language materials?

So, most understand that at ISL classes are taught in Spanish and French (some in Mandarin, as well). However, it’s easy to forget this means we need materials in those languages that are not readily available at the local or national education store. ISL must purchase foreign language materials and supplies in Spanish and French language from halfway across the world. This requires an extra fee for the materials, as well as overseas shipping costs, and in some cases software, equipment, and services to make curriculum materials and programming available and accessible to teachers and students in their target language. ISL’s level of commitment to language immersion education has kept ISL at the forefront of immersion education nationally, allowing us to provide a challenging education to all of our students,  celebrating diversity and international awareness right here in New Orleans.

So why should you donate to ISL?

Donating to any nonprofit is a personal choice. So, when I am asked this question, I often don’t know how to answer. I will tell you this: What happens in our school everyday is incredible, the research tells us the benefits of immersion education and we get to experience it every single day. With ever-changing funding formulas, nonprofits, like ISL, have to continually and creatively find ways to fund their programs to meet the needs of the community and build a network of supporters to continue the work.

If you believe in multilingualism, learning and discovering in a diverse community, offering all students a challenging education celebrating the arts, movement, and each other, curriculum and instruction that delivers beyond the required minimum… Then you believe in ISL, its programming, its curriculum, its language immersion education… YOU BELIEVE IN THE ISL MISSION!

Why make a donation? When you are inspired and believe in something, you typically want to share it with others. Supporting a cause makes this sharing possible! It allows you to help us to continue the work and share it with more local students. Consider a donation to ISL. #SupportISL

Gracias ~ Merci ~ Thank you ~ XieXie,

Karla Marie Cochran

Director of Communications & Development

kcochran@isl-edu.org

(504) 229-4375

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For more information on how you can support ISL, please contact the Department of Institutional Development at (504) 229-4375 or development@isl-edu.org

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Check out some of our recent Fundraising events: Click on the Photo Gallery link to view photos from our 13th Annual Refrigerator Art Auction & Gala.