Winternship and Community Projects Kick Off 2018

This year, while many students were relaxing over winter break, YRNO’s 6 Winter Interns (Winterns!) and Site Supervisors completed 2 high impact community projects: rebuilding a shed and planter boxes in Ms. Gloria’s community garden on Claiborne, and painting the interior space of Burnell’s upcoming internet cafe in the Lower 9th Ward.

Before: Ms. Gloria’s Shed

During: Ms. Gloria’s Shed

After: Ms. Gloria’s Shed


As a pilot program, YRNO is proud of the leadership of our Site Supervisors in planning, supervising, and helping keep track of the budget for the Winternship Program.

Winterns and Site Supervisors after completing community projects.

Also this month, YRNO was lucky to have a number of families travel in from out of town to serve the New Orleans community. Thank you to the Silver Family, the Zambrano Family and the Todd/Prestige Family for donating your time and energy to YRNO’s mission! And shoutout to repeat volutneers Miami Medical Team and Marquette MARDI GRAS bringing energy and experience to St. Ann.

The Zambrano boys helping out at Ms. Gloria’s

The Todd/Prestige crew plus the Miami Medical Team

The Silver fam caulking and painting while braving the cold  in high-tech cold-weather gear

And last but not least, thank you to Boston’s own Another Course to College for giving their time and effort to help out at Mr. Alvin’s property. It was a challenging and cold week, but they got it done! Check out some highlights in the photos below.

Another Course to College Students clean up at Mr. Iron’s property

Mr. Irons with Jessica from ACC, checking out her completed work.