Cooperative Endeavor Agreement to Place Nearly 1K Students in Paid Internships

City of New Orleans and YouthForce NOLA enter into $1.1M Cooperative Endeavor Agreement to Place Nearly 1K Students in Paid Internships Through 2020 Today, Dec. 18, 2017, the City of New Orleans approved a multi-year Cooperative Endeavor Agreement (CEA) for $1.1 million with YouthForce NOLA to place 925 New Orleans’ students into paid internships through 2020. Scaled […]

Soft Skills Are the Keys to Success

Soft skills are essential for doing well in school, work, and life. That’s why we’re emphasizing training in these foundational social, emotional, and cognitive skills as a core component of our work to prepare New Orleans public high school students for the successful pursuit of high-wage, high-demand career pathways. The soft skills training in our […]

YouthForce NOLA Awards First Soft Skills Teacher Fellowships

Soft skills are essential for doing well in school, work, and life. That’s why we’re emphasizing training in social, emotional, and cognitive skills as a core component of our work to prepare New Orleans public high school students for success in whichever post-secondary path they choose. As a major milestone in this effort, YouthForce NOLA […]

Workshop to Enhance Career Pathways Programs

Gathering dozens of educators, YouthForce NOLA hosted a workshop earlier this month to learn how to build and improve Career Pathways Programs of Study across New Orleans schools. YouthForce NOLA shared a variety of resources, and third-party trainers as well as post-secondary dual-enrollment providers were on hand to share information. Attendees found the workshop worthwhile […]

November Shout Outs!

Shout Out: Junior Achievement YouthForce NOLA’s Employer Hub is a platform designed to facilitate teachers’ requests for professionals to visit the classroom and share insights into their careers, judge competitions, and/or generally engage with students about career readiness. Educators can also request job shadows to offer students firsthand glimpses into high-wage, high-demand companies and career […]

ATTN: Employers Register for our Career Expo

The 2018 YouthForce NOLA Career Expo will be held on March 20th from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the UNO Lakefront Arena. This year, we anticipate that over 2,500 high school students and 75 companies and universities will be in attendance. The goal of the Career Expo is to introduce New Orleans high school […]

We’re Hiring!

YouthForce is hiring a Program Coordinator. This is a great role for someone with two to three years of experience with a passion for working with young people. The role will heavily support our YouthForce Internship program, as well as a variety of events throughout the year. View the full job description.

Urban League Releases Family Engagement Toolkit

YouthForce NOLA and the Urban League of Louisiana are pleased to announce the release of the Family Engagement Toolkit. This toolkit was designed and crafted with a singular focus: engage families as partners to increase student success. The online guide features a wealth of resources for schools to assist in achieving this goal. The benefits […]

YouthForce NOLA Participates in Louisiana Educator Voice Fellowship

A YFN staff member and two partners were chosen to participate in the prestigious Louisiana Educator Voice Fellowship. Carlin Jacobs, YFN’s Director of School Support, Kristen Green, Dean of Transition at G. W. Carver High School, and Courtney Guidry, Career and Technical Education Coordinator at Sci High, will join 21 other educators from across the […]