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Red Jacket Weekend will mark 10 years of service to Southern Louisiana after the tragedies of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. This devestation united a nation-wide village, and the Gulf Coast region that exists today was made possible by the thousands upon thousands of volunteers who devoted time, energy, and resources to serving it.
In the aftermath of the storm, hundreds of families were displaced, and Baton Rouge's community more than doubled in the following days and weeks. The process for creating a new City Year start-up site usually totals around two years, but after the hurricane, City Year Louisiana took only 90 days to get up and running due to the great need in the area.
The founding corps of City Year Louisiana was comprised of 50 AmeriCorps members who traveled from all over the country to help in any way they could. In 2011, City Year Louisiana split into City Year Baton Rouge and City Year New Orleans to better serve the needs of each community. Red Jacket Weekend will unite CYBR and CYNOLA, with 117 corps members serving side by side in the Katrina 10 Day of Service hosted by Mayor Mitch Landrieu, standing on the decade of giants who came before them.
Red Jacket Weekend will bring together alumni, partners, and champions from around the city, state, and country to serve and to celebrate today's southern Louisiana. To learn more or register for any of the free Red Jacket Weekend events, please click here.