Reconcile New Orleans transforms the lives of young adults (ages 16-22) and the community through the ministry of reconciliation.
We do this by:
- encouraging personal growth,
- providing workforce development and training,
- promoting entrepreneurship,
- working with businesses, nonprofits and people of faith to support this transformation,
- and building strong communities through community economic development.
Reconcile New Orleans
We are a community of concerned people committed to addressing the system of generational poverty, violence and neglect in the New Orleans area. Our innovative life skills and job training program assists young people (ages 16–22) from severely at-risk communities who desire to make a positive change in their lives. Reconcile’s students arrive facing a vast array of challenges, from extreme poverty and high school attrition to homelessness, violence, and participation in the juvenile justice system. Nonetheless, these young people possess a deep desire to break the cycle and become productive, contributing members of society.
Our nonprofit restaurant, located in the severely distressed Central City neighborhood of New Orleans, serves as the primary training ground for students seeking to acquire skills in the food service industry. Featuring soul-filled local dishes and some of the city’s lowest prices, Café Reconcile is a destination lunch spot for a wide cross-section of New Orleanians as well as visitors from all across the country.