The inaugural City Year of New Orleans fundraiser, “School House Rock,” was held on Thursday, April 12 at Rosy’s Jazz Hall. The event featured Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Mrs. Cheryl Landrieu as honorary co-chairs, with live music by the NOCCA Jazz Big Band and a menu of gourmet cafeteria favorites.

Since 2006, City Year of New Orleans currently has 30 corps members serving full-time in Sarah T. Reed High School, ReNEW Sarah T. Reed Elementary School and ReNEW Accelerated High School. These diverse young leaders help struggling students become confident and excel by turning classrooms into a place where all children can learn, making a transformational difference in the lives of New Orleans’ students, their schools and neighborhoods.

City Year is an education-focused, nonprofit organization that partners with public schools to provide full-time, targeted interventions for students most at risk of dropping out. In more than 20 communities across the United States and through two international affiliates, City Year New Orleans has teams of young AmeriCorps leaders support students by focusing on attendance, behavior and course performance through in-class tutoring, mentoring and after-school programs that keep students on track.

Event at a Glance
What: “School House Rock,” benefiting City Year of New Orleans
When: Thursday, April 12
Where: Rosy’s Jazz Hall