YRNO engages local youth in the betterment of the New Orleans community. It is a non-profit organization that was organized by youth, for youth, immediately following Hurricane Katrina.  These efforts have left a tangible and meaningful impact on the city; the organization has helped more than 300 homeowners, with assistance from many thousands of volunteers.

While YRNO remains committed to its original vision of organizing youth participation in city-wide home reconstruction efforts, as New Orleans has changed, YRNO has changed with it. Today, YRNO efforts have expanded to include a broader span of youth engagement activities, including employment training and leadership development. 


Youth Rebuilding New Orleans is a proud partner with many local high schools. These partnerships range from acting as a community service partner for students to much more involved partnerships with dedicated time in the classroom for a highly customized service learning curriculum. Students can also complete service hours with YRNO. If you are a teacher, parent, or student and want to bring Youth Rebuilding New Orleans to your school please Contact Us.

Science and Math Academy (Sci) – Sci Academy is a leading open enrollment charter school in eastern New Orleans. YRNO provides students with twice weekly onsite service learning activities as well as opportunities for students to volunteer throughout the city. Students learn how to use various tools in addition to other professional development tools like speaking, writing, and financial literacy.

Jesuit High School – A private, Catholic school located in Mid-City. Students of all ages have the opportunity to regularly volunteer with our organization. Additionally Sophomores and Juniors work with YRNO to complete service requirements throughout the school year and summer.

Archbishop Rummel – Archbishop Rummel is one of Youth Rebuilding New Orleans oldest and most active chapters. From general volunteering activities to planning and coordinating large scale events, students from Rummel get valuable experience that is put to good use in future academic and professional settings.

ReNEW Accelerated High School – ReNEW Accelerated High School is an alternative high school and is one of Youth Rebuilding New Orleans newer chapters. YRNO has a youth engagement coordinator placed at ReNEW to lead service learning and community service programs for students.