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Through volunteer-created community projects, the Young Leadership Council (YLC) is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that recruits and retains young professionals to New Orleans to create a positive impact on the quality of life in the region. The oldest, independent young professionals’ organization in the country, we have raised more than $25 million to develop leadership through community projects in and around the New Orleans area since 1986.

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Support YLC on GiveNOLA Day!


Support YLC on New Orleans’ Day of Giving! GiveNOLA Day is a 24-hour, online giving event organized by the Greater New…

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Announcing the 2018 YLC Wednesday at the Square Lineup!


2018 YLC Wednesday at the Square Lineup Announced! New Orleans Greats Headline Annual Spring Concert Series   NEW ORLEANS: February…

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Announcing the 2018 Mardi Gras Recycling Initiative!


  Young Leadership Council and Arc of Greater New Orleans Launch Mardi Gras Recycling Initiative NEW ORLEANS, LA – January…

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YLC Announces 2018 Board of Directors


NEW ORLEANS, LA – At their Annual Meeting & Project Fair on October 26, 2017, members of the Young Leadership…

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Get involved now! Volunteer with a YLC Project.

Membership is open to all individuals, and so is volunteering. Our mission is to build leadership through service, focusing on initiatives that improve the quality of life in the Greater New Orleans area. We are always looking for new faces to help make an impact in this city we are proud to call home. Our projects focus on important issues in the areas of arts and culture, beautification, youth enrichment and education, and economic development. Get involved with an existing YLC project or start a new one yourself. 

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