In its inaugural year, Impact 100 2013 awarded $100,000 to the Youth Empowerment Project. YEP is a local nonprofit organization that serves over 1,000 of the most vulnerable youth in our community between the ages of 7 and 24. It offers mentoring, educational, and job readiness programs to at-risk youth, many of whom have already entered the juvenile and criminal justice systems.
Click here to learn more about how the Youth Empowerment Project has used the Impact 100 award.
A salute to the Impact 100 founding members who believe it’s time to transform some of the pressing issues facing New Orleans.
The kick-off luncheon was held at Ashe Cultural Arts Center. During the luncheon, the members learned about the five categories for eligible nonprofits and enjoyed the keynote speech from Kathy LeMay. Other speakers at the event included: Carol Asher, Volunteer Champion; Katie LeGardeur, Managing Director, JPMorgan; Albert Ruesga, President & CEO, Greater New Orleans Foundation.
The next morning, Impact 100 members received an email from us with voting instructions and were given 24 hours to vote. In this email, members voted anonymously online to support one of the following the categories: arts & culture, education, environment, health & social services, and youth development.
Watch the videos from the Kick-Off Luncheon
Watch this video about each category: arts & culture, education, environment, health & human services, and youth development. This video was made possible by WWLTV.
Keynote speaker, Kathy LeMay, begins her talk at 15 minutes in. This video was made possible by NOVAC.
Meet the Nonprofit Leaders
The Impact 100 members gathered at Akili Academy of New Orleans to listen to presentations from the five nonprofits selected within the winning category – youth development. On the following day, Impact 100 members received an email from us to vote for the nonprofit of their choice.
Award Presentation and Celebration
On Giving Tuesday, the group and public came together to present the Impact 100 check to the winning nonprofit and celebrated their work in our community.