What Others Are Saying: An Open Letter to the Orleans Parish School Board

Education Advocates Lack Confidence in Superintendent Search, Urges Board to Start Over Dear Members of the Orleans Parish School Board – Ethan Ashley, Nolan Marshall, Jr., Katherine Baudouin, Carlos Luis Zervigon, Dr. Jancarlos Wagner Romero, and Olin G Parker. We write to you as a concerned and united group of...

Ochsner Expands STEM Program for High School Students; Applications Now Open

Ochsner Health is expanding its tuition-free education outreach programs for local high school students across Louisiana. Applications are now open for Ochsner’s second annual STEM Pathfinder Program – a healthcare career exploratory program for high school students featuring hands-on clinical skills training sessions, science labs, virtual hospital tours and professional development. The deadline to apply is March...

Congressman Troy Carter Kicks Off First Annual Black History Month Essay Contest for High School Students 

In honor of Black History Month, U.S. Rep. Troy A. Carter Sr. is launching his first annual Black History Essay Contest, a chance for high school students in the Congressman’s district to share their dreams for a stronger, more inclusive America. “This Black History Month, I am asking students to...

$5 Million from JPMorgan Chase to Strengthen Child Care Businesses Owned and Staffed by Black and Latinx Women in New Orleans

New Orleans is one of six cities to win the JPMorgan Chase's AdvancingCities initiative, an annual competition that provides funding to projects designed to advance equity in communities across the United States. The winning proposal in New Orleans, NOLA C.A.R.E.S (Creating Access, Resources and Equity), is a collaborative of 12...

Students Athletes at MLK High School Recognized for Their Success, Sign Letters of Intent

Three student athletes at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. High School were recognized on Feb. 2--National Signing Day. Leroy Paige, Justin Doyle, and Kendall Santee signed acceptance letters and committed to playing college football for the 2022-2023 school year.  “When I started this team two years ago, I had no...

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