NOLA Coalition Press Conference Provides 180-Day Update on Plan to Support Public Safety and Invest in Youth in New Orleans

Now over 500 organizations, group aims to help NOPD, invest $15m in local youth support services NEW ORLEANS – Today, The NOLA Coalition, a diverse group of over 500 nonprofits, civic organizations, and businesses, provided an update to the public on the first 180 days of progress. The event featured a status review of coalition … Read more

Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region and The NOLA Coalition Applaud Selection of International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to Lead National Search for Next NOPD Superintendent 

New Orleans, LA—The Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region and The NOLA Coalition applaud the announcement by Mayor LaToya Cantrell and City Council President JP Morrell that that they have agreed to select the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to lead and conduct the 17-week nationwide search for the next … Read more

UPDATED:  NOLA Coalition End-of-Year Statement

As 2022 draws to a close, the NOLA Coalition is grateful for the unprecedented group of over 480 nonprofits, civic organizations, and businesses who have come together to work towards a safer and more prosperous New Orleans, for everyone.  With the NOLA Coalition, the messengers are the message:  the scope and diversity of the NOLA Coalition – … Read more

The Palmisano Foundation Makes
$750,000 Commitment to NOLA Youth

Today, The Palmisano Foundation, the charitable arm of WJ Palmisano, is announcing a $750,000, three-year commitment to causes important to New Orleans youth in tandem with The NOLA Coalition. The NOLA Coalition has two focus areas: community support for the New Orleans Police Department; and, raising $15 million over three years for investment in youth services. The Palmisano Foundation’s donation will specifically support … Read more

NOLA Coalition Statement on City Budget Adoption

This past Thursday the City of New Orleans adopted a $1.4 billion budget for the 2023 fiscal year that includes funding many key priorities of the NOLA Coalition.  A total of $124 million of the budget will be funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) federal dollars that the City received. The NOLA Coalition, representing a diverse cross-section … Read more

NOLA Coalition awards first round of Youth Master Plan Grants

$906,300 in funding granted to 23 Orleans Parish youth-serving program providers via United Way The NOLA Coalition Thursday announced the first round of recipients for its Youth Master Plan grant opportunity. The group awarded $906,300 in funding, ranging from $25,000 to $75,000 per grant, to 23 Orleans Parish nonprofits serving children and youth – birth to 24 – … Read more

NOLA Coalition Issues Inaugural Report on Public Safety and Youth Investment Progress

Over the past sixty days, there has been a marked increase in the focus on and actions towards public safety in our community.  Crime and quality-of-life are now the dominant topics of our elected leaders, the media, and the public.  Moreover, this focus has been followed by action.  In alignment with the Coalition’s platform, Mayor … Read more

T. Parker Host/Avondale Marine & Adam Anderson Donate $500,000 to NOLA Coalition

Funding will support youth services via the NOLA Coalition, as well as charitable organizations in surrounding communities NEW ORLEANS – The T. Parker Host group of companies and its majority shareholder, Adam Anderson, announced today that they are making a $500,000 donation to support the NOLA Coalition, as well as other charitable organizations in nearby … Read more

NOLA Coalition Statement on Administration Plan to Support NOPD

Last week, Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced a significant plan to support the New Orleans Police Department and public safety.  The proposal includes $80M in new salary and benefits to recruit and retain officers; reassignments to place more officers on the street; leadership changes at the Public Integrity Bureau; and, additional improvements as recommended by experts from … Read more