In the weeks since the devastating floods in the Baton Rouge area, YRNO has been mobilizing volunteers and staff to help homeowners gut and rebuild. Tomorrow, YRNO is facilitating a furniture donation day in partnership with Rooms To Go and St. Vincent de Paul of Baton Rouge. Local high school volunteers are heading out at 7am to start unloading the furniture at 8:30, and if you would like to volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you Rooms To Go for your generosity and St. Vincent de Paul for your expertise!
YRNO’s REbuild program can win $10,000 this month with your help! KIND snack bars is hosting a contest for non-profits around the world, and voting opens TODAY. Visit KIND Causes to commit to a kind act to support our youth.
Youth Rebuilding New Orleans is hiring three Program Development Coordinators for the 2016-2017 Louisiana Delta Service Corps Term! The position will be based in high schools during the school year and will also assist and instruct YRNO’s summer pre-apprenticeships. For 2016 YRNO is piloting two new programs at partner schools: a dropout reduction strategy as well as a summer opportunities placement strategy. These two programs will require approximately 50% of the LDSC time to develop materials, implement, and evaluate the pilots. 25% of the LDSC time should be used implementing school and teacher projects, and 25% of their time should [...]
One of our houses on St. Ann is finally nearing completion! YRNO bought the 2751 St. Ann site in October 2014 as part of a collection of sites on the St. Ann and North White block. Site supervisors Prince and Danielle began construction on the house, with the help of volunteers, in March of 2015. Since then, around 1,750 volunteers have come to New Orleans to help rebuild this house and work on other neighborhood projects with YRNO. 2751 St. Ann has a unique floor plan with a shed type structure [...]
Keep an eye out on the road for YRNO’s yellow box truck’s makeover.YRNO’s Youth Engagement Coordinators Emily and Maya have been working with students at Sci Academy the past few weeks to help with a service learning program. Students in Ms. Aubrey’s after school art club are helping design and paint a mural on YRNO’s box truck, the primary mode of transportation for any tools to and from work sites. Students were tasked with creating a mural design that best illustrates the YRNO mission: to engage local youth in the betterment of the New Orleans community. Stay tuned for our [...]
YRNO would like to thank everyone who donated to our organization during Give NOLA Day! The Give NOLA Day website had so much activity that it experienced a server failure, and many of our donors were unable or had difficulties making donations or properly accessing the site. For those of you that were unable to donate or have not had the time, you still can. You are still able to donate through 4pm today through this link. These pledges must be completed prior to 4pm today to be eligible for the “lagniappe” match. Luckily there is still time for us [...]
We love when Marquette University comes to town. Fresh off of I-55, the MU Mardi Gras group got right to work at St. Ann. Check out their work below.
The “Klene Up Krewe”, a multi-generational group from the northern New Jersey area, helped us get some great work done today. In keeping with Jewish tradition, the members of the Krewe believe in the need to give back and help “rebuild the world”. Many of the members have been down to New Orleans to volunteer before, while a few are here for their first time.