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Through volunteer-created community projects, the Young Leadership Council (YLC) is a 501(c)(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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YLC Reveals 2018 Role Model Awards Gala Details


Young Leadership Council Reveals Details About 32nd Annual YLC Role Model Awards Gala 15 New Orleanians to be honored on…

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YLC Meets Tricentennial Volunteer Challenge


YLC Meets Tricentennial Volunteer Challenge: 300,000 The Next 300 NEW ORLEANS, LA — Friday, June 29, 2018: YLC is excited…

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Announcing the 2018 YLC Role Model Class


Young Leadership Council Announces 2018 Role Model Class 15 New Orleanians to be honored at Role Model Awards Gala on…

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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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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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