NOLA Coalition 2023 End-of-Year Statement

Now at 570 members, diverse civic group recognizes progress of the year in public safety and investment in the youth of New Orleans From its founding in the summer of 2022, the NOLA Coalition has grown to be one of the largest and most diverse civic-action groups in New Orleans history.  Now with 570 nonprofit … Read more

New Orleans City Council Approves $5.6M in Funding for Community Groups, Emphasizing Youth Service Organizations

Today, the New Orleans City Council voted to distribute $5.6 million in critical funding to over 200 community organizations and nonprofits in the area. The allocations will come from the New Orleans Recreation and Culture Fund, established in 2022 by Council Member President Jean-Paul “J.P.” Morrell, and are funded by the city’s 2023 operating budget. Recipient organizations are focused on improving youth and … Read more

The NOLA Coalition Reports Impact from First Year of Giving

$2.25 million of funds have supported over 5,300 youth in New Orleans Today, The NOLA Coalition, a diverse group of nearly 550 nonprofit, civic, and business organizations, issued its Year One Grant Report. The report describes and analyzes how $2.3 million, the first tranche of funds invested in 27 different youth service organizations, has impacted young … Read more

The NOLA Coalition Recognizes Completion of National NOPD Chief Search

If confirmed, Anne Kirkpatrick will take over department from Interim Chief Michelle Woodfork The NOLA Coalition, a collection of nearly 550 local nonprofits, civic organizations, and businesses, congratulates Anne Kirkpatrick on being nominated by Mayor LaToya Cantrell to be the next Superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department. The selection by Mayor Cantrell comes after … Read more

Four Regional Organizations Donate Funds to Increase NORD Pool Staffing

Major contributions from Cox Communications, T. Parker Host, The Helis Foundation, and RWE made in support of NOLA Coalition goals for youth services The New Orleans Recreation Development Foundation will be receiving financial support from local business leaders that will be used to increase access to public pools in the New Orleans community, and especially … Read more

NOLA Coalition Urges Immediate Resumption of Online Advertising for NOPD

The NOLA Coalition, a collection of nearly 550 local nonprofits, civic organizations and businesses, strongly urges the NOPD to immediately resume full online advertising for recruits.  For years online advertising has been the most effective way to attract new officers; since the cessation of online advertising at the end of July, applications have dropped over 50%. With commissioned … Read more

NOLA Coalition Urges Transparency for NOPD Chief Search

The NOLA Coalition, a collection of over 540 local nonprofits, civic organizations and businesses, strongly urges greater transparency in the search process for the next NOPD Chief, a position that is vital for New Orleans, as the police department strives to continue to improve public safety, while contending with declining officer numbers. The diverse membership of … Read more

NOLA Coalition Releases Update of Action Platform

Today, the NOLA Coalition released an updated platform of actions to create a safer and more prosperous New Orleans for all residents. The diverse group of over 530 business and nonprofit members, representing thousands of employees, will continue to support near-term actions to reduce violence, paired with social services to drive generational change. The changes to the … Read more

Boh Bros. Construction Donates $100,000 to New Orleans Career Center

Boh Bros. Construction Co., LLC has announced that the company has made a $100,000 contribution to the New Orleans Career Center, in support of construction industry career preparation and technical training.  The Boh Bros. funding is part of The NOLA Coalition’s effort to raise $15M to invest in youth service organizations in New Orleans.  To … Read more