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Through volunteer-created community projects, the Young Leadership Council (YLC) 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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YLC Holiday Party Supports Second Harvest


RSVP to YLC’s Holiday Party and Support Second Harvest Food Bank Join YLC’s board, volunteers, and staff in celebrating another…

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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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Introducing Lunch at The Museum!


What Would Ferris Bueller Do? Don’t miss the kick-off of Lunch at the Museum, presented by YLC and The Helis…

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YLC Announces 2017 Role Model Class


NEW ORLEANS (June 27, 2017) – Young Leadership Council (YLC) proudly announces its 2017 Role Model class. Composed of 21 business,…

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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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