Our Mission

The mission of the New Orleans Children and Youth Planning Board is to prepare a comprehensive plan for services and programs that address the needs of the children and youth of New Orleans in order to encourage positive development and diversion of children and youth from the criminal justice system.


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This year, NORDC will offer 41 youth camps external link (ages 4-12) that will serve over 4,000 kids across the city through partnerships with schools, non-profits and faith-based organizations. The programming offers a wide array of academic, cultural and recreation activities, including free field trips to the Audubon Zoo, the Aquarium of the Americas and NORDC pools for swimming lessons.

NORDC will offer 11 teen camps external link (ages 13-17) which will serve over 1,200 teens across the city. In partnership with JOB1, the City’s office of workforce development, teen camps will offer local teenagers career exploration seminars to allow for exposure to a variety of job fields. Free breakfast, lunch and field trips are provided. Additionally, teens will earn a stipend of $75 per week.

The Mayor’s 2014 NOLA Youth Works Summer Employment Program will serve up to 2,000 young people ages 13 to 21 with five program offerings. NOLA Youth Works partners with private and non-profit companies and organizations to provide quality summer experiences at safe, structured and properly supervised environments. Youth summer employment opportunities will improve the overall education of the individual participants and help to build the capacity of our local knowledge-based workforce.

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NORDC Job Openings
Athletics Director Click here for details.
How to apply: Email resume to Mary-jo Webster and register with Civil Service.
Laborer (full time) Click here for details.  
How to apply:  Complete an application at the NORDC Administrative Office, 800 Race St., Tuesday-Friday from 10am-4pm.
Recreation Centers
Recreation Leader Assistant (part-time, 20 or 30 hrs/week) Click here for details.   
How to apply:  Complete an application at the NORDC Administrative Office, 800 Race St., Tuesday-Friday from 10am-4pm.
Laborer (part-time, 20 hrs/week) Click here for details. How to apply:  Complete an application at the NORDC Administrative Office, 800 Race St., Tuesday-Friday from 10am-4pm.
Special Programs
How to apply for all Special Programs openings: Email resume to Mary-jo Webster and apply with Civil Service.
Rec Coordinator I (Wilderness Program) (full time) Click here for details.
Teen Programs Manager (full time) Click here for details.

Upcoming Events

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Message from the Chair


“Each child is an adventure into a better life – an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new. We are in danger of making our cities places where business goes on but where life, in its real sense, is lost.”
Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978)
38th U.S. Vice-President

It has been quite a while since I posted a message and I apologize for the delay. I have been trying to get these done; but, other tasks and responsibilities have taken much of my time. Know that I have not failed to keep abreast, as well as I can, of the issues relating to our children and families.

As we are moving into the fall, nearing the end of Hurricane Season 2013 and quickly approaching the holiday season, I begin to contemplate our successes and disappointments during the year. What I surely want us to avoid is creating a city where business goes on but where life is lost. Continue reading...

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