NPNO is an independent non-profit organization founded in 2017 that was created based on a series of meetings convened by the Louisiana Department of Education Superintendent John White. Superintendent White convened school leaders to better understand the biggest challenges impeding the success of all New Orleans children. The meetings revealed a need for more effective collaboration across a variety of sectors to address the challenges of the community’s most vulnerable youth. Thus, New Pathways New Orleans was founded just as its name suggests – to create new pathways for youth in our community with the most significant needs.
New Pathways New Orleans (NPNO) aims to be a relentless partner that is committed to cross-sector approaches to solving seemingly intractable problems that confront our city’s youth with significant needs. At NPNO, we believe that there are solutions, and we won’t stop until we find them. NPNO works with the best in everyone and creates clarity for solutions. Our vision is to create a city with pathways for all youth to succeed.
We build cross-sector solutions for New Orleans youth with significant needs by bringing knowledge and new resources to the table, aligning stakeholders into action and catalyzing program and system-level innovation.
Our Theory of Change