About Us

Our Story

New Pathways New Orleans was founded in 2016 by Jay Altman and the board, after the Louisiana Department of Education convened a series of meetings with school leaders to better understand the most significant challenges impeding the success of children in New Orleans. The meetings revealed a need for more effective collaboration across a variety of sectors to address these challenges. New Pathways was founded to create city wide clarity, add capacity to youth serving organizations and catalyze effective change in pursuit of solutions. New Pathways New Orleans was founded just as its name suggests – to create new pathways for youth with significant needs.

Our Work

Our work is focused on aligning and connecting education, healthcare, government and social services providers. We bring stakeholders together to better understand the challenges that face underserved youth and to work towards effective change. We serve as a resource to organizations and system actors to create greater efficiency, avoid duplication of efforts and take steps toward creating sustainable solutions.

Our Principles


Our Partners

NOLA Public Schools       Center for Resilience New Orleans Louisiana Center for Children's Rights


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