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The NOLA Go! Youth Smartcard will provide a single access point for at-risk youth ages 12-24 to connect with a citywide network of free transportation and a coordinated system of services, resources and opportunities that have been proven to lead to positive youth outcomes, including higher attendance, lower dropout rates, better academic performance and improved self-esteem.


The 2015 edition of Connect 2 Educate Resources Directory is a comprehensive guide to community services for New Orleans youth, ages 0-18. We’ve highlighted 84 free or low-cost community-based programs that are available to children and youth regardless of where they stay or go to school. This guide is built around the Five Promises, a proven framework for understanding what children need in order to reach adult success.


“Read & Be Heard,” NOKP’s Early Childhood Literacy Collaborative is back in session! LEH PRIME TIME, the Louisiana Children’s Museum and the New Orleans Public Library partner to offer 3 months of free early literacy programming to families with children ages 0-5.


New Orleans Kids Partnership is a voluntary collaboration of 40 partner organizations that offer and support direct services to underserved children in New Orleans. The mission of NOKP is to expand access to high quality services for children, youth and families in Greater New Orleans through collective impact.


Through collective impact work, NOKP Working Groups produce collaborative campaigns, events, projects, publications and learning opportunities that lead to improved academic, health and vocational outcomes for children and youth in New Orleans.


Interested in learning more about our current areas of focus? Some of our 2015 projects include the Connect 2 Educate Resources Directory, the NOLA Go! Youth Smartcard, and the “Read & Be Heard” Early Literacy Collaborative.

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Who We Are

NOKP is a voluntary collaboration of 40+ partner organizations that utilize the tenets of collective impact in order to realize a shared vision for children and youth in New Orleans. Partner organizations convene to share resources, build networks and complete collaborative projects that align with the shared NOKP mission and vision.

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How It Works

NOKP work collectively on campaigns, events, projects, publications and learning opportunities that lead to improved academic, health and vocational outcomes for children and youth in New Orleans. Collaboration is at the heart of NOKP!

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The NOKP Dashboard is an at-a-glance visual representation of the projects we are currently working on. Take a look to learn about our outputs, outcomes and the progress we are making on each project.

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Backbone Fund

The NOKP Backbone Fund Campaign is a project designed to build the funds, so greatly needed and so difficult to acquire through traditional funding sources, to support the general operating costs needed to ensure the success of our “Collective Impact” work.

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