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Young Leadership Council (YLC) is a 501(c)(3) New Orleans-based nonprofit that, through volunteer-led community projects, develops young professionals into leaders and positively impacts quality of life in the region. The oldest, independent young professionals’ organization in the country, YLC has raised more than $25 million to develop leadership through community projects in and around the New Orleans area since 1986.

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2019 Role Model Nominations Now Open!


Calling All Role Models! Each year, YLC selects a group of individuals who have distinguished themselves by actively contributing to…

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YLC Announces 2018 LDS Graduates


YLC Announces 2018 LDS Graduates! NEW ORLEANS, LA – Since 2003, Young Leadership Council (YLC) has hosted Leadership Development Series…

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Announcing YLC’s 2019 Wednesday at the Square Concert Dates & Title Sponsor!


Announcing the 2019 YLC Wednesday at the Square Concert Dates & Title Sponsor! NEW ORLEANS – December 5, 2018: Young Leadership…

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YLC and ArcGNO Announce 2019 Return of Mardi Gras Recycling Initiative


YLC and ArcGNO Announce 2019 Return of Mardi Gras Recycling Initiative NEW ORLEANS, LA – November 14, 2018: Young Leadership Council…

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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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