Meghan Holmes

Meghan Holmes

Meghan Holmes is an Alabama-born, New Orleans-based freelance writer and documentarian. She has a master's degree in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi and is a fellow at Loyola's Institute of Environmental Communication. She also serves as project director of a nonprofit, Righteous Fur, working to connect regional artists and designers to nutria trappers in south Louisiana.

Latest stories from Meghan Holmes

This New Orleans café is transforming the lives of young adults

Café Reconcile encourages personal growth, provides workforce development and training, promotes entrepreneurship, and builds strong communities.

Meet the man fighting to save the orangutans of Indonesia

Orangutans have lost more than 80 percent of their habitat over the last several decades to intensive farming and deforestation across Indonesian rainforests.

High school educators in Houston are reimagining their students' futures

BridgeYear uses a multi-pronged approach to engage students after high school graduation, beginning with tech-savvy advising and Career Test Drives.

How backpacks are helping New York City's homeless

The goal of Backpacks for the Street and Together Helping Others is to offer hope and compassion to the city’s (oft-ignored) homeless population.

Pouring it forward

​In the United States, around eighty percent of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are unemployed.

A new school of thought

​Nearly fifteen years ago, Suzy Amis Cameron called her sister Rebecca with a dilemma: she couldn’t find the right school for her young daughter.