Youth Rebuilding New Orleans (YRNO) engages local youth in the recovery and rebirth of the New Orleans area. Volunteers help reduce blight by rebuilding distressed and foreclosed homes. The finished homes are sold to teachers to stabilize neighborhoods and positively impact the education system.
William Stoudt, Executive Director of Youth Rebuilding New Orleans, is a graduate of Tulane University and a New Orleans native. Before joining the staff, William worked as the Director of the Board and helped found the organization immediately after Katrina. He believes that engaging local youth and providing real educational opportunities is necessary for New Orleans’ continued growth.
Propeller’s Fellow program has helped accelerate the progress of my venture, providing a lot of necessary first steps to turn an idea into my vision.
William Stoudt, Executive Director of Youth Rebuilding New Orleans