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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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Meet YLC’s 2021 Role Model Class!


Young Leadership Council Announces 2021 Role Model Class Annual Gala Highlighting Community Leaders Returns to The Fillmore NEW ORLEANS (May…

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YLC Welcomes New Executive Director, Lindsey Jakiel Diulus


Young Leadership Council Names Next Executive Director Dr. Lindsey Jakiel Diulus Takes Helm of Growing Civic Leadership Non-profit New Orleans,…

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Young Leadership Council Announces 2021 Board of Directors


Young Leadership Council Announces 2021 Board of Directors Young Leaders Use the Challenges of 2020 to Create a More Equitable…

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YLC Produces Limited Edition “Proud to Call It Home” Flag


YLC Unveils 2020 “New Orleans: Proud to Call it Home” Flags for Pre-Order Campaign Serves as a Call for Community…

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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.

Choosing to join 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.

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