#NOLAProud News

Welcome to #NOLAProud News! This space will be regularly updated with news about "Proud to Call it Home" campaign news, new YLC initiatives, volunteer opportunities, and stories about New Orleanians like you that make the Crescent City a place we're proud to call home.


December 12, 2016

Calling YLC Supporters: Be Proud on Poydras!

On Friday, December 16, from 7:30 – 9:30 am, YLC supporters will be taking to Poydras Street downtown for the campaign re-launch. We are seeking 30 or more enthusiastic and energetic volunteers to hold signs, hand out those ever-popular “Proud” bumper stickers, and get the community fired up! Volunteers will receive a free “Proud” t-shirt and bumper sticker. 

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YLC Project Leaders, Board Members, and Membership are strongly encouraged to attend if they are available that morning. 


December 8, 2016

New Orleans: Proud to Call It Home

From clothes to pop culture, the ‘90s are having a moment. It’s also one of our favorite decades at the Young Leadership Council, thanks to one of our most memorable and lasting campaigns. YLC’s “New Orleans: Proud to Call It Home” campaign was launched in 1994 before being resurrected in 2010. Since then, it’s been a consistent way for us to share our mission of developing future leaders and helping New Orleans reach her potential.

Positivity from the start

When YLC first developed its “Proud to Call It Home” campaign, New Orleans faced many challenges. Perceptions about the Crescent City failed to highlight its potential, but young professionals recognized that the city was a space full of opportunities and success. By leveraging hometown pride – for natives and new-comers alike — “Proud to Call It Home” united us all to build and invest in the community we called home. Today, we are closer to the brighter future envisioned by that campaign: New Orleans is an entrepreneurial incubator, a top home for talented young professionals, and a city of monumental growth. We first brought back the slogan in 2010 to keep positivity alive and well after Hurricane Katrina. Since then, New Orleans has given us more reasons every day that we’re “Proud to Call It Home.”

Pride… and hard work

The “Proud to Call It Home” campaign also pays tribute to the hard work we’ve put in as a community. In addition to a robust business climate, New Orleans has also maintained its cultural draws like music and art. Indeed, we’re proud to live, work, and play in New Orleans because of all it offers us. In turn, we’re proud to continue working hard to keep the city on an upward trajectory. Next time you see our “Proud to Call It Home” campaign – perhaps on a bumper sticker or a t-shirt — take a moment to reflect on why you’re proud to call New Orleans home, too!

Share your #NOLAProud story on our “Proud” campaign bulletin board at www.ylcnola.org/nolaproud today.