Want to get involved with Youth Rebuilding New Orleans?
Our goal as an organization is to empower and educate the young people of New Orleans. We believe that no one is better positioned to make a positive impact in a young persons life than their teachers. That is why we have developed a service learning experience and curriculum that any teacher could use to teach students important life lessons like basic construction skills, financial literacy, leadership, and the importance of civic engagement. Currently we are involved with many schools across the area in various capacities. If you are a teacher at a school that we don’t currently work with but would like to see YRNO at your school please contact us.
Because teachers are uniquely positioned to make such a large impact on the youth of New Orleans we have designated them as the only individuals eligible to purchase homes from Youth Rebuilding New Orleans. We also believe that teachers are the cornerstones necessary to rebuilding the educational system in New Orleans.
How can YRNO help me?
Teaching isn’t easy and it certainly doesn’t pay well so we’ve developed a way for our volunteers and students to give back to those teachers that are making an impact on their daily lives. We do this by buying flooded and foreclosed homes, fixing them up with the students that we impact, and sell the homes to deserving teachers at around 80% of the market rate. We can do this because our cost structure relies on volunteers to dramatically reduce the cost of rebuilding the homes.
If you are interesting in applying for our program please apply here!