Historic Organization Kingsley House Unveils New Name with Commitment to Community
New Orleans - Today, one of the pillars of strength and service to the New Orleans community, Kingsley House, revealed its new name at a press event held at the organization’s historic campus in the Lower Garden District. Kingsley House’s program participants, staff, board, senior leadership, elected officials, and community leaders gathered proudly to celebrate the special event.
“We are proud of the organization’s accomplishments throughout the years, and want to ensure that our legacy and new agency name mirror the backgrounds of the people we serve,” said Kingsley House CEO Keith Liederman, Ph.D. “We believe our renaming decision is a testament to our ongoing commitment to advancing systemic change for our children, families, and community.” The new name was selected after 18 months of collaboration between the organization’s leadership team and its stakeholders.
The new name symbolizes renewal, hope, and prosperity. It invokes luck, peace, fortune, and power. It is evocative of positive thoughts and is approachable. One of its meanings is luxury or comfort. And these are just some of the desires we have for our participants - prosperity, peace, and power.
The agency’s new name is Clover.
“Our organization will continue collaborating with families and support them in their journeys to achieve social and economic success. Under Clover, we will broaden our scope with pivotal diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and continue our multigenerational, forward-focused commitment to shared power and voice, collaboration, and innovation,” added Liederman.
For more information about the name change and the nonprofit’s work, please visit
www.KingsleyHouse.org. A new website domain name for the agency will launch in mid- October.
Established in 1896 as Kingsley House, Clover’s mission is to educate children, strengthen families, and build community. During its 125th anniversary year in 2022, the organization retired the Kingsley House name due to the racist viewpoints of its former namesake, Charles Kingsley.
Clover envisions a city and region where all young children are ready to succeed, and all citizens are healthy and economically stable. Recognizing that vulnerable families are at risk of being caught in an intractable cycle of poverty, we are committed to ensuring that individuals and families have the support necessary to be successful at all stages of life. To accomplish our goals, we join forces with dedicated community partners and collectively work with families to fuel economic growth and social change in our city, state, and region.