October Shout Outs!

Shout Out: Orlando


YouthForce NOLA Internship alum Orlando Smiley paired his coursework at New Orleans Charter Science & Mathematics High School (“Sci High”) and his experience as a YouthForce intern at Landis Construction to set his sights on an engineering degree from University of New Orleans. Orlando parlayed internship experience into a full-time job in summer 2017. Orlando is in his first semester at UNO – building more #RealWorldSkills for #RealLifeSuccess!

Watch Orlando in the YFI video.

Shout Out: Capital One


We are pleased to announce that Capital One has joined the YouthForce NOLA effort as a funder, having recently awarded us a grant for $15,000. Capital One is committed to helping more Americans succeed in a digital economy – so much so that their Twitter handle is @YourFutureEdge.

We’re happy to have another partner committed to #RealWorldSkills and #RealLifeSuccess!

Shout Out: Cate


YouthForce NOLA President Cate Swinburn was named to Gambit’s 40 Under 40, class of 2017.

Gambit reads, “When Cate Swinburn and her husband moved to New Orleans from Washington D.C. in 2012, she already had a background in education as president of the D.C. Public Education Fund, a nonprofit that connected philanthropic and private-sector partnerships with public education, Swinburn says…Today she’s executive director of YouthForce NOLA, a nonprofit that seeks to get Orleans Parish public high school students trained in ‘high-wage, high-demand fields.'”

Read the full Gambit article here.

Jasmine Henderson