New Orleans, LA
New Orleans is a city of unique neighborhoods with long histories, deep loyalties, and family lineages over generations. The city’s rich history and diversity is an incredible asset that attracts visitors from around the world. The city has also shown tremendous resilience following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. However, while the city’s economy has shown signs of resurgence since the storm, over half of the city’s residents of color are working poor, compared with about a quarter of the White population. New Orleans’ incredible diversity can be a tremendous economic asset if people of color are fully included as workers, entrepreneurs, and innovators.
Today, we are supporting the Office of Mayor Mitch Landrieu in developing and implementing its citywide equity strategy, #EquityNewOrleans, which was launched in May 2017.