News

Over 25 years of projects and civic improvements have yielded a tremendous number of articles about the YLC. A few of these articles are listed below.

YLC’s One Book One New Orleans Announces Fall Event Series

August 9, 2016
New Orleans, LA—One Book One New Orleans (OBONO), a project of the Young Leadership Council (YLC), is excited to announce its annual lineup of fall events. Inspired by its 2016 book selection, The Baby Dolls: Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition by Dr. Kim Vaz-Deville, OBONO brings a season of learning, community, and celebration, all focused on increasing awareness about literacy in New Orleans…(Read More).


Young Leadership Council Announces 2016 Role Model Class

June 22, 2016
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ew Orleans, LA  – Young Leadership Council (YLC) proudly announces its 2016 Role Model class. Composed of 26 business, community, and civic leaders, the 2016 class will be honored at the 30th Annual YLC Role Model Awards Gala on Saturday, September 17, at 7 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans Hotel, located at 601 Loyola Avenue. 2016 Role Model Class Press Release


Young Leadership Council and UNO announce Recipient of 2016 YLC Dumestre Scholarship

www.uno.edu

The Young Leadership Council; Mary Dumestre and her husband, Guy Johnson; and the University of New Orleans are pleased to announce that Mahagony Keen, a senior at New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School (SciHigh) is the recipient of the inaugural 2016 YLC Dumestre Scholarship. The scholarship covers all expenses of a four-year education at the University of New Orleans, including tuition and fees, housing, meals and books. (read more)


YLC announces new Executive Director Stephanie Powell 

January 20, 2016

New Orleans, LA (January 20, 2016) – As the Young Leadership Council (YLC) enters its 30th year of community service, it is proud to announce Stephanie Powell, a seasoned community leader with 11-years in non-profit management, as the organization’s Executive Director, effective January 11. Stepanie Powell Press Release 


YLC’s One Book One New Orleans Celebrates Tens Years of Literacy

September 8, 2014
Young Leadership Council (YLC) is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its One Book One New Orleans literacy awareness campaign during this year’s reading period from Thursday, September 11 to Thursday, October 30, 2014….(read more).


Young Leadership Council, Regional Planning Commission Announce Temporary Fix to Bridge Lights Issue

May 28, 2014
The Young Leadership Council learned this week that the Regional Planning Commission has agreed to fund the lights on the Greater New Orleans Bridges No. 1 and No. 2….(read more).


Young Leadership Council Announces 2014 Role Model Class

May 21, 2014
– Today, Young Leadership Council hproudly announced its 2014 Role Model Class. Composed of 25 business, community, and civic leaders, the 2014 Role Model class will be….(read more).


Tomorrow’s YLC Wednesday at the Square concert canceled due to inclement weather

May 13, 2014
The Young Leadership Council has cancelled its YLC Wednesday at the Square concert tomorrow at Lafayette Square due to inclement weather….(read more).


Young Leadership Council announced Food Vendors for 15th annual YLC Wednesday at the Square

February 19, 2014
Today, Young Leadership Council (YLC) announced the food vendor lineup for its 15th annual YLC Wednesday at the Square concert series, which officially kicks off….(read more).


Young Leadership Council announces music lineup for 15th annual YLC Wednesday at the Square

February 12, 2014
Today, Young Leadership Council (YLC) announced the lineup for its 15th annual YLC Wednesday at the Square concert series, which officially kicks off….(read more).


YLC Young Leadership Council Honors Volunteers for Community Service

December 19, 2013
– Young Leadership Council (YLC) announced today that it honored nine volunteers at its 2013 Volunteer Awards Celebration, sponsored by Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, LLC. The event was held yesterday evening at the National WWII Museum’s Louisiana Memorial Pavilion……(read more).


YLC Wednesday at the Square Issues Request for Proposals

November 13, 2013
Today, Young Leadership Council (YLC) has released a request for proposals for the 2014 YLC Wednesday at the Square concert series. YLC is soliciting proposals for the following areas……(read more).


Young Leadership Council Announces the 2014 Board of Directors

November 8, 2013
The Young Leadership Council (YLC) is proud to announce the addition of new members to its 2014 Board of Directors as well as the promotion of current members to new leadership positions……(read more).


“Where Ya’ Rack?” Installs First Bike Corral in French Quarter

September 17, 2013
Today, “Where Ya’ Rack?,” a project of Young Leadership Council (YLC), and the French Quarter Management District (FQMD), celebrated the installation of a bike corral at Latrobe Park in the 400 block of Ursulines Avenue……(read more).


Literacy Campaign Announces 2013 Book Selection

September 10, 2013
One Book One New Orleans – a campaign to improve literacy rates and reading habits for adolescents in the New Orleans area – will host its annual kickoff event to announce its 2013 book selection……(read more).


YLC’s “Where Ya’ Rack?” bike project expands to St. Bernard Parish

September 4, 2013
“Where Ya’ Rack? is a volunteer-led project of YLC. Since its creation in 2009, Where Ya’ Rack? has installed sponsor-funded bike racks in Jefferson, Orleans, and St. Bernard parishes……(read more).


“Where Ya’ Rack?” to install bike racks at Orleans Parish public schools

July 18, 2013
“Where Ya’ Rack?,” a project of Young Leadership Council (YLC), will begin installing bicycle racks at Orleans Parish public schools this Fall, funded by a $150,000 grant from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development’s (DODT)’s Safe Routes to School Program……(read more).


Young Leadership Council to host the 27th Annual Role Model Gala

July 16, 2013
Today, Young Leadership Council (YLC), a non-profit civic organization that develops leadership skills through community projects, announced that it will hold the 27th Annual YLC Role Model Gala on Saturday, August 10, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans Hotel……(read more).


Young Leadership Council Partnering with the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports to produce the 1st Annual Louisiana Governors Soccer Tournament

May 25, 2013
– YLC Kicks is a YLC project that partners with YLC member volunteers and coaches to provide free soccer instruction and leagues at New Orleans city parks. YLC Kicks currently operates in 21 parks in Orleans Parish……(read more).


YLC Wednesday at the Square Receives DDD’s Brand Ambassador of the Year Award

May 15, 2013
The Young Leadership Council’s YLC Wednesday at the Square concert series has received the Brand Ambassador of the Year award from the Downtown Development District. The Brand Ambassador of the Year Award honors organizations that showcase the downtown area……(read more).


Special Announcement to be made at today’s YLC Wednesday at the Square Concert

May 8, 2013
– Today, Young Leadership Council (YLC) will be announcing a special headliner which will perform at the May 22, 2013 YLC Wednesday at the Square concert……(read more).


Today’s YLC Wednesday at the Square concert scheduled to take place as planned

April 24, 2013
– Today’s YLC Wednesday at the Square concert, featuring Eric McFadden with Bernie Worrell, Luther Dickinson, Eric Bolivar, and Robert Mercurio, plus Dave Jordan Band will take place as planned, as we do not anticipate inclement weather this evening……(read more).


YLC’s College Admissions Project to Host Career Panel

April 23, 2013
CAP will host a career panel for high school juniors and seniors at International High School. The panel will feature a diverse group of professionals speaking about their career paths……(read more).


Young Leadership Council Announces 2013 Role Model Class

April 18, 2013
– Today, Young Leadership Council (YLC), a non-profit civic organization that develops leadership skills through community projects, announced the 25 members of the community selected for the 2013 Role Model class……(read more).


YLC to host panel, video screening on gun violence and youth in New Orleans

April 17, 2013
YLC will show the documentary “Shell Shocked”, followed by a panel that includes the following speakers: Dana Kaplan, Juvenile Justice Project; Ryan Dalton, NOLA4Life; Bob Brown, New Orleans Business Council; and John Richie, “Shell Shocked” Filmmaker among others. ……(read more).


“Where Ya’ Rack?” installs 200th bike rack in front of New Orleans City Hall

April 9, 2013
Today, “Where Ya’ Rack?,” a project of Young Leadership Council (YLC), installed its 200th bike rack during a ceremony in front of New Orleans City Hall. The installation was scheduled to coincide……(read more).


YLC Kicks project begins first season this Saturday

April 4, 2013
YLC Kicks, a project of Young Leadership Council (YLC), will begin its first six-week season this weekend, with soccer game days beginning Friday, April 5 on the West Bank and Saturday, April 6 on the East Bank……(read more).


Today’s YLC Wednesday at the Square concert canceled due to inclement weather

April 3, 2013
The Young Leadership Council has cancelled its YLC Wednesday at the Square concert today at Lafayette Square due to inclement weather moving through the metro area……(read more).


Young Leadership Council exploring all options to maintain decorative lights on the Crescent City Connection bridge

March 15, 2013
Young Leadership Council (YLC) views the lights on the Crescent City Connection as one of its signature projects and is proud of the iconic status the bridge has achieved as part of the New Orleans skyline…..(read more).


YLC’s Power Ties Hosts Career Day

March 13, 2013
The Young Leadership Council’s Power Ties project will host a career day and business etiquette lunch for eighth graders participating in the program on Friday, March 15 at the Sheraton Hotel in Metairie….(read more).


RECreate Kicks off New Season this Saturday

March 13, 2013
RECreate, a project of the Young Leadership Council, will kick off it’s a new season on March 16,, 2013 at the Harmony Oaks Community Center and A.L. Davis Park….(read more).


YLC’s College Admissions Project distributes RFP to add additional high school

February 6, 2013
Today, the College Admissions Project (CAP), a project of the YLC, opened a Request for Proposals (RFP). CAP invites Orleans Parish public high schools….(read more).


YLC Receives $14,000 in Support from the Brees Dream Foundation Super Service Challenge

January 31, 2013
The Young Leadership Council (YLC) received a total of $14,000 in support from the Brees Dream Foundation & Companies With A Mission (CWAM) during the recent Super Service Challenge….(read more).


Young Leadership Council commemorates improvements to the New Orleans Terminal Railroad Bridge

January 28, 2013
Just in time for Super Bowl XLVII, month-long improvements to the train trestle extending across Interstate 10 have been completed by YLC and Louisiana DOTD….(read more).


YLC Role Model Gala Now Accepting Nominations for Role Models

January 15, 2013
The YLC invites the New Orleans community to nominate leaders and innovators to be honored as part of its annual Role Model Gala….(read more).


Young Leadership Council Holds Press Conference to Announce 2013 Wednesday at the Square Line-up

January 15, 2013
The YLC Wednesday at the Square concert series is one of the city’s most popular spring gatherings as more than 6,000 people come out each week to enjoy food, libations, and famed musical acts….(read more).


YLC’s One Book One New Orleans to Read The World That Made New Orleans by Ned Sublette

September 27, 2012
The Young Leadership Council (YLC) will hold its 9th Annual One Book One New Orleans literacy awareness campaign this year from September 27 – October 25, 2012….(read more).


Young Leadership Council Hosts First Serve Fest

September 24, 2012
Businesses in the Greater New Orleans area will gather around New Orleans for Serve Fest, the first corporate service day hosted by the Young Leadership Council (YLC)…(read more).


New Orleans Hash House Harriers Receive “RackStar” Award from Where Ya’ Rack

September 17, 2012
Where Ya’ Rack, a project of the Young Leadership Council, has awarded their “RackStar” award to the New Orleans Hash House Harriers….(read more).


YLC Launches Its Fifth Year of the College Admissions Project

September 12, 2012
The Young Leadership Council (YLC) is launching the fifth year of its College Admissions Project (CAP), and this year it will partner with Warren Easton High School and the International High School….(read more).


The 2nd Annual Le Vert Tour Presented by Joule Energy

September 12, 2012
The Young Leadership Council (YLC) of New Orleans is set to host the 2nd Annual Le Vert Tour presented by Joule Energy on Saturday, September 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m….(read more).


YLC Kicks Program to Take NORD Soccer Participants to Jesters Game

June 21, 2012
A group of volunteers with YLC’s newest project, YLC Kicks, will take children participating in the New Orleans Recreation Department’s (NORD) soccer program to watch the New Orleans Jesters take on the Laredo Heat this Sunday thanks to a generous donation of 100 free tickets from the Jesters soccer team…(read more).


Young Leadership Council Calls on State to Keep the Lights on the Crescent City Connection Bridge

May 21, 2012
The Young Leadership Council (YLC) is urging the State of Louisiana to keep the decorative lights on the Crescent City Connection (CCC or Bridge) lit. With the expiration of the tolls in December 2012, the CCC will be dark without a funding source…(read more).


June 6th YLC Wednesday at the Square Concert Planned to Replace Canceled Date

April 25, 2012
The Young Leadership Council (YLC) will have an extra YLC Wednesday at the Square concert on June 6, 2012 to make up for the concert the organization cancelled in April due to severe weather. The concert will feature Jeremy Davenport as headliner and Gravy as opener…(read more).


Young Leadership Council Announces 2012 Role Model Class

March 29, 2012
Young Leadership Council (YLC), a non-profit civic organization that develops leadership skills through community projects, proudly announced today the 25 members selected for the 2012 Role Model class. The YLC will honor each Role Model at the 26th Annual YLC Role Model Gala on August 11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans Hotel…(read more).


Young Leadership Council Announces 2012 Board of Directors

February 28, 2012
New Orleans, La. – The Young Leadership Council (YLC) is proud to announce the addition of new members to its 2012 Board of Directors as well as the promotion of current members to new leadership positions…(read more).


RECreate to Begin New Season With New Leadership

February 28, 2012
New Orleans, La. – RECreate, a project of the Young Leadership Council, will kick off it’s third successful season on March 17, 2012 at the Harmony Oaks Community Center and A.L. Davis Park…(read more).


Youth Run New Orleans Students To Compete in Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

February 16, 2012
New Orleans, La. – Youth Run New Orleans, a project of the Young Leadership Council, is proud to announce that 25 students from across three parishes in Greater New Orleans will compete in this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon on Sunday, March 4, 2012…(read more).


Young Leadership Council Unveils 13th Annual YLC Wednesday at the Square Line-Up

February 10, 2012
New Orleans, La. – Today the Young Leadership Council (YLC) proudly announced the line-up for its 13th Annual YLC Wednesday at the Square concert series, which officially kicks off on Wednesday, March 14 at 5:00 p.m. with The Soulabilly Swamp Boogie Band opening for the Honey Island Swamp Band. For the first time, the free concerts will now last 30 minutes longer, ending at 8:00 p.m…(read more).


Young Leadership Council in Artfully AWARE at NOMA

February 1, 2012
New Orleans, La. – The Young Leadership Council is proud to be a supporter of Artfully AWARE at the New Orleans Museum of Art. At 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 3, Artfully AWARE will take over the New Orleans Museum of Art for an evening event showcasing the rich diversity of artistic talent in New Orleans and around the world. Artfully AWARE seeks to inspire individuals to recognize their power to promote positive change in the community…(read more).


YLC Wednesday at the Square Receives Offbeat Magazine Community Music Award

January 26, 2012
New Orleans, La. – The Young Leadership Council’s “YLC Wednesday at the Square” concert series has received the Community Music Award from Offbeat Magazine. The community music award honors non-music related organizations that showcase music and musicians in a community event…(read more).


YLC Role Model Gala Now Accepting Nominations for Role Models

January 17, 2012
New Orleans, La. – The Young Leadership Council invites the New Orleans community to nominate leaders and innovators to be honored as part of its annual Role Model Gala. The 26th Annual YLC Role Model Gala will take place August 11, 2012…(read more).


2012 YLC Wednesday at the Square Dates Announced

January 9, 2012
The Young Leadership Council is proud to announce its “YLC Wednesday at the Square” concerts will start March 14 and run every Wednesday through May 30. The popular concert series will have new extended hours…(read more).


Fun games bring together New Orleans officers and children in Central City

www.wdsu.com

More than 20 New Orleans police officers converged on a Central City park Saturday for an event that required agility, endurance, stamina and plenty of fun with local children. “I really appreciate they came out today because I’ve never seen any ordinary police officer come out to just play with children,” Antonio Jackson said. (read more)


Young Leadership Council guides young New Orleanians through college admissions process

www.inthenola.com
For high school seniors, the college admissions process can be an exciting, if not an overwhelming task. And for many young New Orleanians, the challenge can be even greater. Maybe you’re the first in your family to go to college…maybe college doesn’t seem like an option because of finances…maybe there’s no one to help, support, and encourage you through the process…(read more).  


Interstate 10 train trestle to get facelift before Super Bowl

www.nola.com
The New Orleans Terminal Railroad Bridge, the train trestle that extends across Interstate 10 near the Orleans/Jefferson Parish line, will get a facelift before the Super Bowl, courtesy of the Young Leadership Council and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. The work is scheduled to begin this week and to be completed by January…(read more).


Green Scene

www.bestofneworleans.com
The Young Leadership Council (YLC) of New Orleans hosts its second annual Le Vert Tour presented by Joule Energy from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29…(read more).


NBA Retired Players Association reaches out to New Orleans Youth

www.wwltv.com, August 19, 2012
At A.L. Davis Park in Central City, kids got some pointers for how to play both on and off the court…(read more).


Volunteers help cleanup Bayou St. John

www.nola.com, June 16, 2012
By land and water dozens of volunteers such as Danny Murphy, 25, bottom, and Amy Mahnken, 28, back center, gathered around Bayou St. John to tackle litter on Saturday, June 16, 2012…(read more).


Ride and Seek

www.whereyat.com, May 30, 2012
As gas prices leap ever higher and your wallet grows ever thinner, alternate transportation options continue to grow in popularity throughout the city…(read more).


Fest season lingers with Wednesday at the Square

www.nola.com, May 23, 2012
Feeling a little lingering nostalgia for Jazz Fest? French Quarter Fest? And you’re thinking Essence Fest is still so far away? You can keep the music alive for three more weeks at the final trio of concerts at Wednesday at the Square. The 12-week concert series is hosted by the Young Leadership Council (YLC) at Lafayette Square, right across the street from Gallier Hall on St. Charles Avenue…(read more).


Jefferson Parish leaders demand answer about CCC bridge

www.fox8live.com, May 23, 2012
With tolls due to expire on the Crescent City Connection at the end of the year, Jefferson Parish leaders are demanding answers from the state…(read more).


Crescent City Connection could go dark for huge TV audience during Super Bowl, group fears

www.nola.com, May 23, 2012
A non-profit group that raised money to light the Crescent City Connection a quarter century ago is concerned the iconic bridge could be dark in panoramic shots of the New Orleans skyline when a global TV audience of about 100 million people watches Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in February…(read more).


Crescent City Connection Lights go dark

www.wdsu.com, May 21, 2012
A local civic group is warning New Orleans metro residents that the Crescent City Connection could go dark if the bridge tolls are allowed to expire at the end of the year. The Young Leadership Council said it needs to bridge the communication gap when it comes to the Crescent City Connection and it’s going online to do it…(read more).


State is urged to keep lights on atop CCC

www.wwltv.com, May 21, 2012
The Young Leadership Council (YLC) is urging the state keep the lights on atop the Crescent City Connection. With tolls scheduled to expire at the end of 2012, the YLC worries that the CCC will be dark without a permanent funding source…(read more).


Crescent City Classic: good times, good weather

www.wwltv.com, April 7, 2012
Youth Run NOLA paired about 100 kids with running buddies from the Young Leadership Council…(read more).


Volunteer Spotlight

Lakeviews, April 2012
Like so many other young professionals, Alyssa Wenck, President of the Young Leadership Council (YLC), is proud to call Lakeview home…(read more).


Circling In on Wednesday at the Square

www.myneworleans.com, March 21, 2012
Springtime in New Orleans has its own rhythm, and it starts with the emails and phone calls you’re probably getting right about now from out-of-town friends…(read more).