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Success in School

City Year New Orleans celebrated a decade of supporting students through mentorship.

Board Member Michael Connolly with Host Committee Members Ana and Dr. Juan Gershanik

Photographed by Kenny Martinez

Now in its 10th year, the “School House Rock Gala” supported City Year New Orleans’ mission to keep children in high-poverty urban schools on track to graduate from high school through mentorship from City Year AmeriCorps members working side by side in the classroom.

The 2017 School House Rock Star honorees were Billy Nungesser, Lieutenant Governor; Judd Jeansonne, Executive Director of Volunteer Louisiana; Michael Connolly, Terminal Manager of CXS Transportation; and Leo Denault, CEO of Entergy Corporation. The Honorable Mayor Mitch Landrieu and First Lady Cheryl Landrieu were in attendance. Peggy Mendoza, Executive Director of City Year New Orleans, served as Presenter and Speaker.

The NOCCA Jazz Band provided entertainment, made possible by Kyle Wedberg, City Year board member, alum and President/CEO of NOCCA. Approximately 400 attended the gala.


What: “School House Rock Gala” benefiting City Year New Orleans
When: Wednesday, April 26
Where: Messina’s at the Terminal / NOLA Lakefront Airport


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