12/24/2020: Holiday Meal at JJIC
Ubuntu was excited to provide a holiday meal for youth incarcerated at the Juvenile Justice Intervention Center (JJIC). Sadly, due to Covid-19, family members were not be 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:
- Bars of soap
11/23/2020: Thanksgiving Drive
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.
10/2020: Youth Justice in 2020
In preparation for the November 3rd election, 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. Additionally, Ubuntu joined both The Platform For Youth Justice and The People’s DA Coalition, two powerful coalitions working to attain restorative justice by electing officials and holding them accountable.
Youth Justice Forums:
The Platform for Youth Justice (PFYJ) hosted two public forums via ZOOM. The forum for juvenile court justice candidates was held October 1st, while the forum for district attorney candidates took place the 10th.
Social Media Outreach:
In response to the COVID pandemic, Ubuntu shifted outreach strategies to the digital medium. 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.