Thursday, July 24, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

Urban Next Summit Program Guide

*If you will not be able to attend the Urban Next Summit, you can download the program guide by going to

*Ian McNulty mentioned the Summit in his "Top New Orleans Stories" of the Week

*Not your average BBQ on Sunday. Listen to the sounds of New Orleans

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Rebuilding and Drinking Together

Everyone did their job ( ordering drinks) and we were able to raise over 400 dollars for Rebuilding Together. Thanks to everyone who came out!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Cause for Drinks Tonight

*We will be at Hookah Cafe at 7pm today to support Rebuilding Together. One of the reasons we picked Rebuilding Together is because we have gotten such great feedback from people who have volunteered with them. They are organized and know how to manage volunteers, which is easier said than done. 2 dollars from every drink will go back to Rebuilding Together.

*If you are in another city, check the All Day Buffet website to see if you can drink for a cause tonight

* The New Orleans Institute website is now alive. Check it out!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

NOLA YURP gets vetoed

The Downtown Development District wrote a blurb about our upcoming Urban Next Summit

We were one of the 258 vetoes the Governor did yesterday. The most vetoes ever! We had asked for money to build a better job board that would have helped a lot more people have access to job openings.

Our friends at Next American City are accepting applicants for their New Urban Leaders Fellowship Program. Here is the information

Call for Applications for Next American City’s New Urban Leaders
Fellowship Program

We are thrilled to announce a call for applications for our new Urban
Leaders Fellowship Program. The fellowship, designed to support emerging
journalists, leaders and thinkers, is a unique opportunity to write about
the development and future of our nation’s cities. The 9-month fellowship
comes with a $10,000 stipend.

Through substantial contribution to our print magazine and website, as
well as a presence in other media outlets throughout the country, fellows
will conduct new research and in-depth reportage on the issues at the
forefront of urban change. In addition to diversifying and expanding the
editorial content of our publications, the Urban Leaders Fellowship
Program will help fellows have a sustained, positive impact on the cities
and urban communities they will cover.

We are looking for candidates with related published writing, as well as
passionate urban thinkers, activists and professionals working in
city-related professions – law, urban planning, social work, real estate
development, education, and others. Candidates must have a demonstrated
area of interest or expertise that they would like to further develop
through writing and advocacy opportunities made available by the Urban
Leaders Fellowship.

For more information about this program including a full program outline
and application form, visit Email questions to

Monday, July 14, 2008

AmeriCorps Positions with the Neighborhood Partnership Network

Community Technology Coordinator – Americorps Volunteer

Neighborhoods Partnership Network (NPN)'s mission is to improve our quality of life by engaging New Orleanians in neighborhood revitalization and the civic process. NPN is looking for a Community Technology Coordinator (CTC). The CTC is a full-time Americorps position for 11 months (August 15 - July 15) and serves to connect the NPN network using our communication tools, most specifically our upcoming social network website. The Community Technology Coordinator will have the opportunity to develop unique web content, lead trainings and create lasting partnerships to help revitalize New Orleans' neighborhoods. They will work closely with the Americorps Trumpet Editor.

The CTC with the Neighborhoods Partnership Network will:
- Develop and coordinate website trainings for volunteers, residents and member organizations.
- Assist with workshops and information distribution.
- Improving and developing website content for the NPN "Faces of Recovery" social network.
- Write the weekly E-Newsletter read by over 2,500 people every week.
- Serve as technology liaison to the community through public speaking and presentations.
- Work with NPN volunteer coordinator on digital storytelling initiative.
- Press Releases and other PR communications.

11 Month Positions - Starting August 26th 2008
Please send cover letter, resume and writing samples to

Experience or Skills of Interest:
- Comfortable with Websites and internet applications.
- Initiative and ability to anticipate needs of clients (neighborhoods and non-profits).
- Flexible and able to multi-task efficiently.
- Writing Skills, Video Editing and other media communications experience.
- Knowledge of programming (css, xhtml, etc) is a big plus.

• Monthly Stipend - $860 approx
• Education Award - $4,725
• Health Care
• Exposure to many businesses, universities and government agencies

The Trumpet Editor Position: Americorps Volunteer

NPN is looking for the magazine’s next Editor-in-Chief. This is a great opportunity to lead an authentic, growing community publication as part of the recovery of New Orleans. The position is a full-time Americorps commitment for 11 months (August 26 - July 26).

The Trumpet Editor-in-Chief, with the Neighborhoods Partnership Network, will:
- Reach out to community residents, students and non-profits and work with them on submissions, as well as write articles and editorials.
- Help set the thematic arc of the Trumpet by finding topics and neighborhoods to spotlight with each issue.
- Ensure the magazine’s sustainability by researching potential underwriters.
- Collaborate with established leaders in non-profit, community organizing, and government sectors.
- Design and layout issues (as experience allows) and determine the magazine’s visual direction.
-Proofread and edit submissions to ensure that they meet NPN’s standard of quality.

11 Month Position - Starting August 26th 2008
Please send cover letter, resume, writing and design samples to:

Experience or Skills of Interest:
- Previous outreach or organizing work.
- Previous experience as editor or manager of publication.
- Knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop a necessity
- Organized and able to meet deadlines.

• Monthly Stipend - $860 approx
• Education Award - $4,725
• Health Care
• Exposure to many local and national non-profits, universities and government agencies

Learn more at

Thursday, July 10, 2008

NOLA 100

Our friends at All Day Buffet are asking for people to contribute to the list they are compiling of the 100 most interesting ideas/organizations/ businesses (really anything) in New Orleans. Please take the time to add your thoughts. You can read more about it, here

Tonight NOLA YURP will be at the Summer Swirl, then catching a glimpse of Sam's Funky Nation as they perform for VH1 at Blue Nile, followed by DJ Damion Yancy at Lephare for the Good Life

The Times-Picayune had a front page article about David Simon's new pilot "Treme" set in New Orleans. We are very excited about the prospect of Simon coming down south to dig around and expose what makes New Orleans great, and what needs to be improved. Read the article here

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wednesday is Survey Day

It seems like New Orleans is all about surveys today- including us

If you are going to choose one to complete, we prefer if it is our new membership survey, but if not, here are some others to choose from

LSU/NOLA YURP Membership Survey

Resident of Greater New Orleans- Click here

If you do not live in Greater New Orleans- Click here

Downtown Mobility and Parking Study

Click here if you want to vent about your frustrations for parking tickets downtown

Curious Tribe survey

Click here if you want to add your input

A study by University New Orleans came out today (because they already did a survey) about people's thoughts on the recovery process. Read about the findings, here

Monday, July 7, 2008

New Job Postings on the NOLA YURP website

Here are some of the latest job postings from the NOLA YURP website...

Catholic Charities (New Orleans) Job Openings


Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans is one of the largest health and human service providers in the Gulf South. We are a not-for-profit agency made up of over 52 programs and serve the poor and vulnerable population of our community, regardless of religion, race, color, or economic status.

Catholic Charities serves the physical area of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, which is made up of the civil parishes of Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany and Washington Parish.

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans has the following openings:

Social Worker
Case Manager Supervisor
Court Advocate
Credentialed Substance Abuse Counselor
Youth Build Construction Trainer
Certified Nursing Assistant
Registered Nurse
*Many more positions within their organization*

You can view the complete listing of jobs and more information about these job posting from Catholic Charities by visiting the NOLA YURP website!

You can also apply online or email resume to

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Events to Checkout in New Orleans Tonight!

There are a lot of events going on tonight in the Big Easy! Check out a couple of can't miss events tonight!

The Good Life @ LePhare
523 Gravier St.

It's The Good Life and we're living it again this Thursday night at Le Phare. If you're looking for a hot party this Fourth of July weekend, but don't want to deal with the crowds or hassle of those celebrity parties, this is the place to be! Audio hotness provided by Damion Yancy from 9PM until.
So grab some friends, get a table and come party with us!

Good people. good drinks, good music.....that's just how we roll at The Good Life.

Thursday is Friday @ Handsome Willy's
218 S. Robertson St.
5-10pm FREE BBQ, Pork Treats, Our Now famous All Beef Big Hot Weiners!, Chef John's Secret Recipe Chix Breasts & Fresh grilled Veggies!
Dj Justin Thomas 5-9 (Deep Fried Southern Groovesl)
Dj Scoob 9-cl (Electroo Boogaloo)

Prove to any dj throughout the nite you a patriot (through dress or diction) and win t-shirts, free drinks & other fun prizes.

Free Shots throughout the nite. As always!

Harrahs New Orleans
8 Canal St.

Harrahs New Orleans, Masquerade, and Bud Light Lime invites you to Experience the Good Life.

On Thursday, July 3rd, come and celebrate the 4th in style. We are giving away free Bud Light Limes, giving select people VIP passes, and we are giving away a limo ride and free tickets to a few lucky partygoers.

You want a chance to win.... then text, "VIP to 427724" to get entered into the sweepstakes.

Djs San-D and DJ Mion will be spinning the latest and greatest in music today.

So come to the party where EVERYONE gets in FREE, we are giving away FREE DRINKS and we are giving you and your whole crew a chance to be VIP for Essence Weekend.

**The Harrahs Goodlife is meant to be experience by Adults, 21 and older **

Thursday, July 3rd...
Revel @ Republic - A Pre-Independence Day Celebration!
828 S. Peters St.

Think Tank Productions, Red Carpet Events, and the A-List have joined together to produce a Pre-Indepence Day Celebration.

Join celebrity guest hosts, Hollis Thomas, Roman Harper, and Fred McAfee of the N.O. Saints along with the Lovely N.O. Honey Bees as we Revel at Republic.

DJ Kemistry will provide the sounds spinning hip hop and pop on the eve of America's independence.
Every Thursday is Ladies Night, so ladies have complimentary admission before Midnight.

Doors open at 11pm
Proper Attire Required: No Tennis Shoes, Caps, or Shorts
Valet Parking Available

For VIP Bottle Service: 504.267.7345

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Volunteer in the Arts, Purplesaurus

Different events going on around town led by...NOLA YURP members

Volunteer in the Arts Summer Kickoff Meeting
Columns Hotel

This a project of the Young Leadership Council that seeks to promote volunteering in the New Orleans arts comunity

For more information, contact Semmes Walmsley at or Julie Willoz at

Tonight at Hostel
Purplesaurus Rex Dance Party
Dj Kemistry and DJ Damion Yancy

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Summer Swirl

Thought there was nothing to do in New Orleans during the summer? Join Puentes, Common Good, New Orleans Young Lawyers Association, Urban League Young Professional movement, Young Leadership Council and NOLA YURP for a little summer fun with DJ Damion Yancy, food and drinks on July 10th at Ray's on the River.

Save the Date
July 10th
Ray's on the River

After party