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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 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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YLC Announces 2019 Board of Directors

Young Leadership Council Announces 2019 Board of Directors NEW ORLEANS, LA – Young Leadership Council (YLC) is proud to announce…

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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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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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