New Orleans Job Corps Center

It wasn’t the first time New Orleans Job Corps students JarDan Williams and Theresa Randle fed the poor and homeless at St. Jude Community Center on the edge of the city’s French Quarter but they never tire of the experience. “The first time I did it I was worried about how we would feed everybody,” said JarDan. [...]

Nina Cressey is proving true the old adage that great things do indeed come in small packages. While standing a diminutive 4 feet 9 inches tall, she has been making some big things happen lately. Since arriving at New Orleans Job Corps Center, she has achieved three certifications including Medical Office Support, a high school [...]

“The most amazing thing about the house was it felt better. It felt healthier and it looked natural,” said New Orleans Job Corps Center Electrical student James Morgan about The LivingHome at GreenBuild- a net-zero electricity demonstration home that was the centerpiece of the recent Greenbuild International Expo. Following the event, the LivingHome was donated [...]

NOLA Trash Mob likes to say their business is picking up. Last week it did just that with some assistance from New Orleans Job Corps students. On Friday, the two organizations teamed up to cleanup a local park as part of Global Youth Service Day 2014- an event that drew coverage from the local NBC [...]

Dwayne Barnes, one of thirty New Orleans Job Corps Center students who worked at the NBA All-Star Game Jam Session last weekend, says it is an experience he won’t ever forget. It’s not every day that you have a brush with greatness. Dwayne was in elite company. He saw the likes of LeBron James, Kobe [...]

Newettp://blog.nola.com/new_orleans/2014/02/job_corps_students_from_new_or.html//blog.nola.com/new_orleans/201When KBR, a technology engineering procurement and construction company based in Houston, contacted Odle Management Group, the operator of New Orleans Job Corps Center, about employment opportunities at Camp Lemonier, a U.S. Navy base in Djibouti, Africa, Admissions Manager Andrea Lister had little doubt that Culinary Arts student Dewyna Taylor was up for the challenge [...]

In keeping with the spirit of the season, New Orleans Job Corps Center students employed the element of surprise to the delight of  the elderly residents of St. Anthony’s nursing home this week. The students played “Secret Santa” as they walked in unannounced bearing gifts- boxes containing 80 gift bags tucked under their arms. “Yeah, I [...]

It was a chilly, rainy November night on the edge of the New Orleans French Quarter as 93 community leaders traded creature comforts for sleeping bags and cardboard in an event that raised over $220,000 for the city’s growing homeless youth population. Covenant House, a shelter for homeless and at-risk youth under 21, hosted the [...]

New Orleans Job Corps recent “Night Out Against Crime’” event brought together the Center with the surrounding Hollygrove neighborhood and received news coverage from WGNO-TV ABC 26. Food, face painting for kids and a live DJ were among the night’s activities for an event that drew representatives from the New Orleans City Council and the Orleans [...]