Empowering The Future
Bringing together New Orleans’ Youth to rebuild blighted neighborhoods.
We’re organized by youth, and our efforts are directed at bettering the lives of our city’s future.
Many young people who wanted to volunteer to help rebuild New Orleans were turned away by other non-profits because of the liability associated with reconstruction work. Instead of accepting this rejection, a committed group of teenagers decided they would find a way to help the New Orleans community recover.
We know that when it comes to volunteer organizations, New Orleans is not lacking, but YRNO’s devotion to young people and education sets us apart. Although we have grown exponentially from the initial days following Hurricane Katrina, our vision and founding principles have remained the same.
Youth Rebuilding New Orleans’s mission is to reduce blight by rebuilding distressed and foreclosed homes while engaging local youth in the recovery and rebirth of the New Orleans area.