Youth Rebuilding New Orleans
Youth Rebuilding New Orleans engages local youth in the recovery and rebirth of the New Orleans area. Volunteers help reduce blight by rebuilding distressed and foreclosed homes. The finished homes are sold to teachers to stabilize neighborhoods and positively impact the education system.
Youth Rebuilding New Orleans (YRNO) is a not-for-profit organization that was created in response to Hurricane Katrina. Local high school students founded the organization to contribute to their city’s recovery. Our first teams of volunteers started gutting and repairing homes only months after Hurricane Katrina. Over five years have passed since our creation, and our mission has matured to best to serve our community.