Kedila Family Learning Services, Inc. was founded in New Orleans post-Katrina to provide the social services desperately needed by residents as they slowly returned to the city. Kedila is committed to providing education, training, support services and affordable and safe housing to the constituents it serves. Our vision is to provide hope to those who have been left behind as they continue with the daily struggle of life. Kedila prides itself on being an organization €œWhere The Journey to Learning Begins.€ Kedila’s youth-focused programs include an after school program aimed not only at providing academic support and enrichment but also creating a safe haven for school aged children. The second aspect of youth-focused programming is Freedom School. Freedom School is a summer program dedicated to bridging the gap between academic school years and summer time by fostering a love of reading in participants. These two programs serve 150 students during the regular school year and more than 250 during the summer. Students in the program perform well at school and are constantly named student of the week. (from Kedila Family Learning Services website)