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Young Leadership Council (YLC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan civic organization created to develop leadership through community projects.

Our vision is to be the platform for young professionals to build strong communities and create social change.

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Introducing the 2022 Leadership Development Series Class

October 4, 2022 — Young Leadership Council’s flagship Leadership Development Series (LDS) began on Tuesday, September 13th with a class…

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Seeking Role Models and Board of Directors for 2023

YLC is seeking to recognize New Orleans’ most inspirational leaders of today and train the passionate young leaders of tomorrow…

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YLC Launches Clean. Safe. Beautiful. Initiative for 2022

Young Leadership Council (YLC) is proud to call New Orleans home. A center of culture, creativity, and innovation, New Orleans…

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YLC Names Next Executive Director

New Orleans, LA – After an intensive search led by the Board of Directors, YoungLeadership Council (YLC) is pleased to…

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Early and mid-career adults (ages 21-42) looking to gain leadership skills are learning through YLC. YLC’s unique combination of training, hands-on experiences, and connections to local experts helps emerging business, political, and community leaders to deepen their self-knowledge, explore critical issues in group processes, and shape social change.

Joining YLC is a choice to be a part of a legacy of service and civic engagement in Greater New Orleans that supports each member’s personal and professional success while enhancing the quality of life for all New Orleanians through a variety of community projects.

Interested in joining? Sign up today!