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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

NOLA Youth Works


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Program Overview

NOLA Youth Works will provide quality summer experiences that build a pipeline to careers for local youth ages 13-21. Experiences will focus on creating a career- ready workforce. As such, our programs are intended to have a long-lasting and long-term impact on each participant. Youth will earn a much needed paycheck and, equally as important, gain experience that helps them define, and advance their career goals. Through deliberate program design, cross-sector collaborations and strategic incentives, the NOLA Youth Works 2017 program will continue to host six (6) distinct program opportunities; NORDC Teen Camp, Work and Learn, Signature, Traditional, Junior Camp Counselor (JCC), and Intern NOLA programs.


2017 NYW Dates

Program Dates are as followed:

Teen Camp: June 5th -July 14th

JCC: June 5th-July 7th

Intern Nola: June 5th-July 7th

Signature: June 12th-July 14th

Work & Learn: June 12-July 14th

Traditional: June 12th-July 14th



Summer 2016 In Review

It was another amazing summer!

Last summer, Mayor Landrieu’s NOLA Youth Works Summer Employment Program provided quality summer experiences for 758 local youth. NOLA Youth Works in partnership with The Office of Workforce Development and businesses in the New Orleans Metropolitan area; provided employment opportunities for the youth of the City of New Orleans.

Thank you to all of the businesses who partnered with us to provide a safe, friendly work environment. The opportunity provided our youth with a meaningful,life long work experience.

We look forward to partnering again with you this summer.


NOLA Youth Works partnered with:

The Amistad Research Center

"I am a sophomore in the Department of Finance at Jackson State University.  Through the NOLA Youth Works Summer Employment Program, I was provided with an opportunity to work as a student intern at The Amistad Research Center.  Working at the Center has offered me much more than I'd anticipated.  Immediately after being toured around the facilities, I was able to work hands-on with materials such as microfilms, various files on the Center's collections, and personal papers belonging to historical figures.  I've also helped organize financial records, photographs, and correspondence of important African American men such as Chester Himes and Llewelyn Soniat.  Overall, my time spent researching, reading, writing, and organizing materials in a hands-on environment has played a major role in keeping my summer productive.  Here at Amistad, I was blessed with a supportive staff , tranquil work environment, and a multitude of useful information." 


~Christian Williams

Intern NOLA Program






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