Top 7 Things We’re Watching This School Year

With school back in full swing, here are the top seven things YouthForce NOLA is excited about this year: In just three years, the YouthForce NOLA network has helped 600+ Orleans public high school students earn employer-validated, industry-based credentials – up from only 45 in 2014. We started this fall semester halfway to our goal […]

Request for Applications: Middle School Career Collaborative

YouthForce NOLA is soft-launching a Middle School Career Collaborative that is open to all open enrollment, public middle schools in Orleans Parish.  The Middle School Career Collaborative’s goal is to support schools and their students in fulfilling their potential through expanded career exploration and high school advising opportunities during the critical middle school years, particularly […]

We’re Hiring: Program Manager

We’re hiring a Program Manager to support both the YouthForce Internship and Soft Skills Teacher Fellowship programs, as well as serve a critical role in the development of additional soft skills programming for YouthForce NOLA. Learn More

Welcome: Robbie Dornbush

Robbie serves as YouthForce NOLA’s Marketing and Events Coordinator. In this role, he works to engage teachers, students, and business leaders through communications strategies, marketing tactics, and events. Robbie comes to YouthForce NOLA as a Venture for America 2018 Fellow, working to create and foster economic opportunities through entrepreneurship. You can welcome Robbie at robbie […]

Starting School with Real Work Experience

With summer vacation at an end, students across the city are just getting back into the rhythm of the school year. Hundreds of highly-motivated New Orleans public high school students never missed a beat, though. Instead of sleeping in and binge watching tv, they woke up early and put in extra effort to get ahead. […]

The Results Are In: Employers Give YouthForce Interns High Marks

Employers play an integral part in the YouthForce NOLA continuum of student experiences. This summer, 90 local employers — in three of our region’s high-wage, high-demand career pathways: Digital Media/IT, Health Sciences, and Skilled Crafts — hosted student interns. Not only are these employers helping prepare students for promising careers, they’re nurturing the new talent […]

What’s All the Hubbub?

Employer Hub Connects the Classroom to the Working World The YouthForce NOLA Employer Hub connects professionals from our network of employer partners with classes from our network of partner schools. The pros volunteer to share their experiences with students as well as practical tips and necessary steps for pursuing careers in their industries. Managed by […]

Shout Outs – August 2018

Shout Out: Jashine Richard One of our former YouthForce Interns, Jashine Richard, returned this summer as part of our staff. As an intern, she excelled during training and landed an internship at Audubon Nature Institute. This summer, she utilized the skills she developed in her internship to develop and implement curriculum as well as serving […]

Honoring the Life of Tajan’a Williams

It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of a bright young star, Tajan’a Williams. A YouthForce Internship alumna, she recently graduated from ReNEW Accelerated High School, receiving the Empowerment Award. In a speech she delivered at commencement, she said, “We must pave the way to a better future by trusting our […]

Students Celebrate Completion of YouthForce NOLA Summer Internships

Real Work Experience Primes High Schoolers for Career Success Nearly 200 New Orleans public high school students celebrated the completion of their participation in the 2018 Summer YouthForce NOLA Internship program (YFI) at a ceremony Tuesday evening. “We are so proud of the students who completed internships this summer, and we’re grateful to the employers […]