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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We're Hiring! 

The New Orleans Children and Youth Planning Board (CYPB) is hiring a collaborative and entrepreneurial leader with a deep commitment to children to serve as its inaugural Director to provide staff leadership and manage the daily activities of the Board and its diverse portfolio of work to support children and youth in New Orleans.


Full job description available here.

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Upcoming Events

 August School Reunification Meetings:

Orleans Parish schools are returning to local control, and holding public meetings for you to tell the Unification Advisory Committee your thoughts. 

This is the culmination of years of work by education and community leaders: one school system governed by one unified, public, and local body. 
The next sessions will be held  on:

      • Thursday, August 11 
      • Thursday, August 25 

Get involved in this important and historic process at 5pm at McDonogh 35 Senior High School (4000 Cadillac St., New Orleans, LA 70122 (map)). Public comment will be allowed at the end of each session



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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