Launching a new career is a stressful undertaking, but many young adults in Louisiana can get a hand up thanks to help from a dynamic nonprofit. This awesome conservation corps serves both people in need of jobs and the state’s economic development at the same time. To learn more, I spoke with Monique Pilié, executive director of the Louisiana Green Corps.
The LA Green Corps is a job training program for opportunity youth, or young adults age 15 to 24, who are disconnected from school and work. New Orleans is home to the third largest population of opportunity youth in the country, approximately 26,000 young adults.