The Orleans Public Education Network (OPEN) Board of Directors is proud to announce the hire of experienced education nonprofit professional Nahliah Webber as OPEN’s new Executive Director. Ms. Webber assumes the position recently previously held by Deidre Johnson Burel. Ms. Webber holds a Master’s degree in Sociology and Education from Columbia University. She comes to… Read More
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven:…” –Ecclesiastes 3:1 Dear friends of OPEN, As a friend, colleague and supporter of OPEN’s work over the years, I wanted to jot a personal note to let you know about my transition and what’s next. After much prayer and thoughtful consideration,… Read More
Louisiana policy professionals: do you want to sharpen your skills, expand your networks, and become part of one of the nation’s most distinguished professional development programs? The Louisiana Education Policy Fellowship Program is a 10-month series of colloquiums that prepared high-potential professionals for leadership in education and related policy fields. Apply today to join the… Read More
Our own Deirdre Johnson Burel spoke at a panel hosted by the 100 Black Men of Greater New Orleans on April 20th. From The Louisiana Weekly: As legislation moves through the house and senate seeking an end to the fractured system of education governance in New Orleans, the 100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans… Read More
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Featured FLTI Parent Leader: Rosalind Brown
FTLI 2015 cohort member Rosalind Brown is currently hard at work on Home Base, a community service program that offers skills and experience to single parents, young parents and young adults on learning and re-learning domestic home skills.
“I work in the school system and have found that kids are having a shaky time with stability because parents don’t have the skills that they need to make a stable home,” Rosalind says. Home Base helps parents learn skills cooking, sewing, cleaning, family communication and more — and she already has seven instructors lined up! Cheers to Rosalind and her efforts to build stable home foundations for families in her community. More About FLTI NOLA