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For Young Professionals, Leadership Is Balanced On 'Access, Opportunity And Information'

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Members of the Urban League of Greater New Orleans Young Professionals volunteer for STEM NOLA. President Jameeta Youngblood is on the far left.

As demographics in New Orleans continue to shift, a pivotal issue among young African Americans is to find and develop leaders in the community. WWNO’s business manager Jameeta Youngblood and Brian Turner of Xavier University’s psychology department know this all too well: they’ve both spent years serving on different organizations around town and have experienced firsthand the challenges that need to be overcome.

Youngblood is the president of the Urban League of Greater New Orleans Young Professionals, and Turner serves on several boards, including the Treme Improvement Political Society.

WWNO has lost a dear member of its community in Sharon Litwin, co-founder and president of NolaVie. She passed away Friday, June 24, 2016. Read a tribute to Sharon on NolaVie.com.