emPOWER NOLA


We emPOWER school and cultural
leaders to address childhood trauma
in New Orleans.


In New Orleans, 1 in 5 kids have experienced trauma.
These kids are not getting the help that they need.




That's why our team supports and trains
culture bearers and school health providers. These
adults then go on to create community- based,
trauma-informed spaces for kids.



EmPowering
Adults


Healing
Kids


Preserving
Culture

“The city of New Orleans is like no other. No other city’s community embodies its culture on a daily basis. This project is to preserve our culture; to do that, we must preserve our children.” 

-Maurice Sholas, MD, PhD

What We Do