The YLC offers an opportunity for civic engagement. Our mission is to build leadership through service. We focus on initiatives that improve the quality of life in the Greater New Orleans area.


The Young Leadership Council offers an opportunity for young professionals to dedicate themselves to civic engagement. Our mission is to build leadership through service and in turn creating passionate and empowered future leaders of our city. We accomplish this through our 15 community service projects which are supervised by our volunteer-led board, committees and project leaders. YLC focuses on initiatives that improve the quality of life in the Greater New Orleans area and hope you’ll join us in pursuing our mission while leaving your individual mark.

As a member you receive….

Leadership Development Opportunities:

Serve on a YLC Committee

  • Increase your impact beyond volunteering by helping to steer the direction of our programs and inner workings as an organization. Committees Include: Finance, Membership, Projects, Development, Legal and Personnel.

Serve as a Project Leader

  • Have a direct role in the future, sustainability and impact of a YLC project. Serve within the community and feel an immediate reward for your dedication.

Serve as a Board Member

  • Take your civic engagement and leadership development to the highest level by serving on the YLC Board of Directors. Help to create a legacy that will last for years to come. 

Exclusive YLC Member Benefit Career Development Programs

Local Partner Discounts 

City Surf New Orleans
higherpower cycle l yoga 
Hour Blast Downtown

In order to receive these discounts, YLC members must download Digital Cheetah via the Seeing Spot App on your smartphone (Android or iPhone device) to access your Membership Card and unique membership QR Code. Partnering organizations will require you to present this card on your phone at the time of purchase. 

*If your organization is interested in offering a benefit to YLC members, please email

YLC Wednesday at the Square Benefits

  • Drink Line Fast Pass
  • Weekly VIP Pass Raffle
  • Monthly Grand Prize Raffle (Jazz Fest Tickets, Fitness Memberships, etc.)

*Stop by the YLC Membership Tent located to the left of the stage for access to these benefits!


I’m ready to join!