HOPE Found in the Field, New Orleans, Louisiana

April 21, 2021 by Molly Baker

Over 60 years after the McDonogh 19 School, located in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, was integrated on November 14, 1960, HOPE Crew brought a new hands-on learning experience to this historic civil rights site.   

In early April 2021, a socially distanced crew with members from two Louisiana youth serving programs learned carpentry and other skills as they worked to restore existing stairways and recreate a third stairway. As a result, a new generation of diverse youth learned under-taught skills, helping to preserve historic materials, and aid in giving this site new life.  

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