Save the date for Ubuntu’s annual gala! It will be held at Capulet in the Bywater on November 18, 2022. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!
Parent Resource Fair July 2022
On July 30, Ubuntu Village parent organizers held a resource fair for their fellow caretakers. Families came to Joe Brown Park to pick up free school supplies, learn about resources available to them in the community, and meet, greet, and eat! We are grateful to our nearly 20 partner organizations who made the event possible and hope everyone has a great school year.
Holiday Meal at the Youth Jail 2020
Ubuntu was excited to provide a holiday meal for youth incarcerated at the New Orleans Juvenile Justice Intervention Center (JJIC). Sadly, due to COVID-19, family members were not able to attend. Ubuntu collected monetary and food donations and put together gift bags for all 48 young people held at the JJIC. Gift boxes included books, socks, and toiletries like deodorant and toothpaste.
Thanksgiving Drive 2020
On November 23rd, Ubuntu Village NOLA distributed 100 meal boxes to the community through our Thanksgiving Meal Box Drive. Each box included essentials for a home-made meal including stuffing, cake mix and icing, as well as a gift card for the turkey. Our village takes care of each other!
Voting Advocacy 2020
In preparation for the 2020 election for District Attorney and juvenile court judges, Ubuntu Village NOLA put together a guide of resources and a social media outreach campaign to help New Orleanians make informed decisions at the polls. In response to the COVID pandemic, a few parents from our network were trained to disseminate election information resources through social media, personally reaching more than 2,000 New Orleanians via their timelines.
Additionally, Ubuntu joined both The Platform For Youth Justice and The People’s DA Coalition, two powerful coalitions working to attain restorative justice by educating officials and holding them accountable. The Platform for Youth Justice hosted two public forums via Zoom for juvenile court justice candidates (October 1st) and district attorney candidates (October 10th).