Paul Spencer, President Emeritus
For more than 50 years Joe Simon was a dedicated supporter of Mr. and Mrs. Brown and of the board and staff of the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation. We miss his positive, can-do attitude and captivating smile.
Joseph M. Simon
April 22, 1934 - September 12, 2015
Thank you for visiting The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation. This section of our site is down for construction, however, webpages for the Brown Foundation Center and The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation Service Learning Program remain fully functional (found at the right of this page.)
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The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation Center opened on March 31, 2003. The building broadens the roots of this New Orleans based Foundation which began in 1958, and it houses the offices of the Foundation and the Brown Foundation Service Learning Program on the fifth floor and non-profit organizations on the third and fourth floors. A Community Conference Room is located on the fourth floor for use by non-profit groups for volunteer training, meetings, lectures or workshop type gatherings, as well as for similar uses by local civic or religious organizations.
Service Learning is a learn-by-doing approach to the school curriculum where students receive practical, hands-on experience of studied subject matter by meeting identified community needs through active participation.
The Brown Foundation Service Learning Award Applications are available yearly to grades K-12 in the following parishes: Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James,
St. John, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa,