Our Kick Off Event was created with a few goals in mind. We wanted our enrolled families to see our new facility, feel comfortable and informed regarding safety and procedures for our location and be excited about the possibilities of what their students can accomplish in this space! Additionally, we wanted to show that this was not only about NOLA Micro Schools but that this was about the community in which we are joining. We were thrilled by the turnout! We had over 75 people, 15 community partners and 20 kids there to celebrate and support all of us. We had a brief (at least we tried to be brief!) welcome ceremony where four community partners shared their role in the neighborhood and their enthusiasm in welcoming us to this community. Will Bradshaw from Green Coast Enterprises
shared their approach and development in the community and excitement for us being a few doors down. Elaine Looney, Education Corridor Program Director of Broadmoor Improvement Association
spoke about safety and collaboration with our new community. Domenic Giunta with Idiya
announced our partnership in his maker space and shared with attendees about the tools and opportunities that exist in this space. Lastly, Matt Candler with 4.0 Schools
shared how NOLA Micro Schools got started, with a conversation on a Mardi Gras ladder two years ago, and the passion, vision and need that went in to making this a reality.