For the past few months, the College Bridge team has been having some great conversations with former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu. Sen. Landrieu has been a champion for education for years, and is still leading with vision and passion to help students and families in New Orleans and elsewhere.
We were so excited when she agreed to host College Bridge’s first “friendraiser” event in early October!
The CBNO board led the charge on invitations, and about 40 people gathered on Oct. 5 in a lovely home in the Lower Garden District to learn more about our mission and how they could help.
We talked about how a college degree is a pathway to greater income:
And about the challenges our city faces in college attainment:
Cohen College Prep alum Reginald Rice also made a guest-star appearance, speaking eloquently about the challenges of transitioning to college and the help CBNO Exec. Dir. Paris Woods has provided along the way. Thanks again for joining us, Reginald!
Many thanks to Sen. Landrieu for being a fantastic host and the CBNO Board for their commitment to spreading the word about the College Bridge mission. What a great start to the fall!