Help Us Rebuild The Keller Mansion!
Located in Central City New Orleans, "The Keller Mansion" was built by Johann Heinrich Keller (JH Keller) just after he founded "Southern Soap Works Co." This 3 story Central Hall Raised Villa is just over 6500 sq' and was originally, and quite literally, the shack from which he started what would eventually be the largest soap company in the South.
RisingFoundations is renovating this historic home to create space for The First 72+ transitional housing and reentry program for people recently released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary Reentry and Workforce Development Program. During the renovation process RisingFoundations will operate a transitional jobs program to work on this site. Our goal is to create a pathway for participants to gain the education and experience necessary to either find employment with a partner company, or obtain their professional contracting/trade license while working together with other participants to set up a worker-owned construction company.
And we are looking to our supporters to help us make this happen!