City Year New Announces New Executive Director
NEW ORLEANS – City Year New Orleans, an education nonprofit that recruits young adults for a year of service in public schools, has appointed Arielle McConduit as the organization’s new executive director. Details were shared in a press release.
“We are pleased to welcome Arielle as the executive director of City Year New Orleans,” said Diana Lewis, co-founder and board chair of City Year New Orleans. “Arielle brings to the role a longstanding commitment to education and youth development efforts in New Orleans, empowering others to become advocates for excellent schools.”
McConduit is an experienced nonprofit executive who most recently served as the vice president of education and youth development for the Urban League of Louisiana. In this role, she managed programming, advocacy, policy and fund development in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, including the agency’s Parent Information Center, Project Ready program and the Clarence L. Barney Head Start Center.
She holds a bachelor’s in business administration from Loyola University and a JD from Loyola University School of Law, and her experiences in both the legal and education sectors have inspired her passion for serving students and families holistically.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead City Year New Orleans—I am joining a talented team of professionals dedicated to advancing equitable outcomes for the youth in my hometown,” said McConduit. “City Year is poised to expand our work in New Orleans, and I look forward to partnering with our community and school district, so together we can support more students on their path to graduation.”
For the 2019-2020 school year, 54 City Year New Orleans AmeriCorps members will serve full-time in 6 of the city’s schools, reaching more than 4,000 students each day. During their year of service, AmeriCorps members serve as tutors, mentors and role models, preparing students with the skills and mindsets to succeed in school and in life. Nationally, schools with City Year are two to three times more likely to improve on math and English assessments. Last school year, 86 percent of partner teachers agreed or strongly agreed that City Year New Orleans AmeriCorps members improved their students’ confidence in their ability to learn.