The Walls Project is a community reactivation organization stimulating Louisiana's creative economy.

Since 2012, The Walls Project has generated over one million dollars in economic resurgence through programs engaging people of all ages to CREATE public and hands-on arts experiences, CULTIVATE creative and technology industry training programs, and REACTIVATE miles of city blocks through monumental collective volunteerism.

In partnership with 200+ community organizations plus thousands of volunteers and generous donors from across the world the Walls has:


generated income for creative professionals
murals & sculptural
installations completed
teens trained in
coding for the web,
digital photography, &
urban farming
properties reactivated
by volunteers

Our Mission

The Walls Project is a community reactivation organization stimulating Louisiana's creative economy. We CREATE and paint murals in underinvested schools and neighborhoods, CULTIVATE, educate and inspire youth to attain the high-demand jobs of the future, and REACTIVATE communities by remediating blight and making them safer.


Our Vision

We look to empower everyone to be a driver of change in their communities. Our vision is to enlighten others and challenge preconceptions, to unite individuals by celebrating the differences, and ignite real progress through dialogue and action.

Meet the Team

  • Executive Director

    Casey Philips
  • Director of Operations and Communications

    Helena Williams
  • Futures Fund Program Coordinator

    Janel Washington
  • Futures Fund Assistant Program Coordinator

    Essence Birdsall
  • Futures Fund - Student Mentorship & Community Outreach

    Dexter Jackson
  • Futures Fund Dean of Coding

    Quinton Jason, Jr.
  • Futures Fund Dean of Photography

    Tam Williams
  • Baton Roots Program Coordinator

    Mitchell Provensal
  • Baton Roots Farm Manager

    Kellyn LaCour-Conant
  • Serve Louisiana Americorp (Baton Roots)

    Shivonne Marshall
  • Lead Grant Writer

    Mary Bergeron
  • Grants & Development

    Marci Bradley

Meet the Board

  • Rex Cabaniss
    Rex Cabaniss

    Board Chair

    WHLC Architecture

    Planning & Design Director

  • Padma Vatsavai
    Padma Vatsavai

    Vice Chair



  • Monica Vela-Vick
    Monica Vela-Vick


    Phelps Dunbar LLP


  • Thomas Donley
    Thomas Donley



    Dir. Finance & Community Engagement

  • Tracey Rizzuto
    Tracey Rizzuto


    LSU Human Resource Development

    Associate Director

  • Ernesto Johnson
    Ernesto Johnson



    Chemical Plant Superintendent

  • William Assaf
    William Assaf



    Principal Consultant & Manager - SQL DBA Services

  • Tracy Smith
    Tracy Smith


    Healthy Blue

    Community Relations

  • Chelsea Moreau
    Chelsea Moreau


    American Heart Assocation

    CFRE, Community Impact Director

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We Need Your Support Today!

Walls Project

Our mission is to build a vibrant creative economy, accessible for all. Through public art, workforce training, and blight remediation, we are able to conquer the drivers of poverty while building culture and inclusion.  

Email: support@thewallsproject.org

Phone: 225-434-0515

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