Emerging Entrepreneurs in New Orleans Have a Shot at $25,000 Through Development Series

Desire NOLA has teamed up with the Young Leadership Council’s (YLC) Leadership Development Series (LDS) to grant between $10,000 and $25,000 to emerging entrepreneurs in the New Orleans area who win an upcoming program.

Desire NOLAThe Leadership Development Series is a 10-week seminar class, teaches YLC members the basics of running a nonprofit organization.

Desire NOLA was founded ten years ago by a group of young community leaders committed to rebuilding the Greater New Orleans area by assisting small businesses. Desire NOLA co-founder Christopher Kane says it’s an honor to be able to provide assistance to motivated entrepreneurs in the program.

Attendees will gain insights into what a successful organization looks like, including fundraising, community relations, volunteer recruitment, finances and marketing. “Class members then develop a concept for a project or organization based on their learning and a winner is chosen,” explains organizers.

During a graduation ceremony on December 8, Desire NOLA will award between $10,000 to $25,000 to the winner of the LDS program.

“The LDS project leaders and the YLC Board of Directors were extremely excited to be approached by Desire NOLA about this partnership” says Harry Barton, Project Leader for YLC’s LDS. “Desire NOLA’s generous donation of funding to the winning LDS project brings an added element of interest to the already dedicated program participants and will allow the winning team to begin making a more immediate impact on the community.”