National Voter Registration Day

September 23 is National Voter Registration Day ! VAYLA will have registration sites set up in New Orleans: > Whole Foods (12p – 2p // 300 N Broad St) > Kingsley House (8a – 12p) > Covenant House New Orleans (7:30a – 9a and 6:45p – 8p) > YEP NOLA

Child Migrants Settle Uneasily In The Big Easy

From NPR: Last June, 13-year-old Yashua Cantillano and his 11-year-old brother, Alinhoel, left their uncle’s home in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, with a change of clothes in plastic bags, some snacks, water and their mother’s phone number scribbled on a piece of paper. Their guide and protector? Seventeen-year-old Sulmi Cantillano, their step-sister.

ESL & Citizenship Classes in New Orleans East Now Open !

  VAYLA is now accepting enrollment for their ESL and Citizenship classes for Fall 2014. Both classes will begin on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Spots are limited !  > Citizenship classes will be held every Tuesdays at 9am. The enrollment fee will be $50 and is for adults 19 years old


From the website: Minority students have long been underrepresented at U.S. colleges and universities. There are many complex reasons for lower enrollment and graduation rates among minority students, not the least of which is financial hardship and lack of access to traditional educational support networks. In an effort to
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