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  • A message from YLC Wednesday at the Square Co-Chair
  • Upcoming Leadership Luncheon
  • Continuing our Clean. Safe. Beautiful. initiative

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A Message from YLC Wednesday at the Square Co-Chair

While we're sad to see this year's season end, we are proud of the series' impact on the community and YLC. Roughly 40,000 attendees enjoyed music over the seven weeks of concerts. Over 30 local and small businesses were supported (15 food vendors and 19 artists/makers). YLC paid local musicians over $40,000, and our food and art vendors have earned over $125,000. Without our 200 volunteers and over 36 sponsors and partners, the series would not have been possible.

In addition to proceeds raised from YLC Wednesday at the Square, YLC received over $19,500 in GiveNOLA Day donations and a $20,000 grant from the New Orleans Tourism and Culture Fund. These funds help YLC's volunteer-led community projects in arts and culture, beautification, youth enrichment/education, and economic development. 

As we look towards setting the stage for the 2023 series, I would encourage any of our members who are passionate about our City's music, culture, and festival scene to get involved and leave your mark on the Square!

Caroline P. Hayes

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Upcoming Leadership Luncheon
In alignment with our Clean. Safe. Beautiful. Initiative, join us in discussion with Melanie Talia, New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation CEO, on Friday, June 24th, at The Blue Crab Restaurant & Oyster Bar (7900 Lakeshore Drive). Networking begins at 11:30—lunch and the presentation is from Noon to 1 pm.

Melanie will discuss NOPJF's efforts to support the NOPD in its focus on making New Orleans a safe place to live, work, and raise a family. This event is in conjunction with YLC's Clean. Safe. Beautiful. Initiative, launched in 2022 by YLC's passionate young professionals working to ensure New Orleans is a place we will always be proud to call home.

About Melanie Talia:
A native of New Orleans, Melanie Talia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of New Orleans and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola School of Law. Since 2009, Ms. Talia has served as President and CEO of the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation. In addition to executing the Foundation's strategic goals, Ms. Talia oversees a targeted focus on the New Orleans Police Department as the Foundation plays a critical role in advancing constitutional policing, performance-based training, positive community engagement, and recruitment and retention efforts for recruitment and retention the NOPD. Before joining the Foundation, Ms. Talia was an Assistant District Attorney in Orleans Parish for 17 years. She prosecuted white-collar crimes, public corruption, capital cases, and other violent offenses. Outside the office, Ms. Talia can be found in the gym, spending time with her dogs, indulging her oenophilia, and enjoying all things New Orleans.

Members: $30 Non-Members: $40
Registration fee includes lunch, desert and non-alcoholic beverages
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Clean. Safe. Beautiful. New Orleans
Young Leadership Council (YLC) is proud to call New Orleans home. A center of culture, creativity, and innovation. New Orleans packs a whole lot of personality into a diverse, dynamic, and energizing hub. And we are determined to keep it that way.
Throughout the remainder of the year, YLC is hosting speakers, events, and volunteer opportunities focused on one central theme: Clean. Safe. Beautiful.
A clean, safe, and beautiful New Orleans is one where our members are excited to live, work, and raise a family. A clean, safe, and beautiful New Orleans is one where out-of-state young professionals want to move, and locals want to stay.
YLC is a community of passionate young professionals working to ensure New Orleans is a place we will always be proud to call home.
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Be Our Neighbor
The ground floor office space (1840 Euterpe St) below the YLC office is now available for lease. Join us in this excellent central location, which provides quick driving access to both the CBD and Pontchartrain Expressway. It’s also just a few blocks off St. Charles Avenue and one block from Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, making it adjacent to great restaurants, coffee shops, cultural centers, banks, and more. Two large rooms feature a kitchenette and private entrance. Contact Austin Lavin at and 504.581.5005 for additional details. 
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