The Young Leadership Council (YLC) is a non-profit organization created to develop leadership and generate a positive impact on the quality of life in the New Orleans region through volunteer-created community projects.
When I joined the YLC in March of 2009, I wanted to get involved in something to help the city I love. I imagined that I would be working with a program like Park It, a beautification program that works to clean up neighborhood parks. As a designer, I stare at a computer screen all day – I wanted to get outside and get my hands dirty.
Once I became a member, project leaders started contacting me to help with their design and marketing needs. Over the past year, I have teamed up with numerous projects of the YLC in order to help them effectively communicate to their audiences by creating sales tools, invitations, signage and web graphics. Some of the projects that I have worked with are: A Streetcar Named Inspire, Where Ya’ Rack, Role Models Gala and One Book, One New Orleans.
My role as a YLC volunteer has not been at all what I imagined it would be, but so much more! I really enjoy being involved in so many projects and working with so many great people who have the same love for New Orleans. I have still not gotten my hands dirty, but I am thrilled that I have been able to share my talents with such a great group of people and for a great cause! View some of my YLC work.