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School House Rock

EVENT POSTPONED INDEFINITELY! Join us at School House Rock on March 12th to celebrate a year of student success and community impact!

We have decided to indefinitely postpone our School House Rock gala due to covid-19 concerns and the continued restrictions on gatherings. The safety of our staff, our AmeriCorps members, our partners and our community is a top priority for us, and we hope you understand this decision.

We cannot say thank you enough to our incredible Chairs: Caryn Rodgers-Battiste and Todd Battiste; our more-than deserving honorees: Cheryl Landrieu, Rose Reynolds, and Taco Bell Foundation; and our devoted Host Committee Members.

Although we are unable to have the gala this year, we are incredibly proud that City Year’s service in New Orleans has continued without interruption throughout the pandemic. When schools went virtual in March, our AmeriCorps members shifted to assisting teachers in google classrooms, helping with homework via email, and making check-in calls to students and families. Over the summer our school partners affirmed the value-add of City Year despite the challenges posed by the covid-19, and in July our new corps began service in schools—preparing materials for virtual learning and planning for when students return to classrooms.

A staple of School House Rock is the AmeriCorps members’ Chronicles presentation. The Chronicles tells the story of their service year, and although you could not see it in person, we are thrilled to share this video version with you.


If you were a ticket buyer for the School House Rock, you have a few options:

TO GIVE: You may consider your ticket purchase a gift that will assist us in recouping the cost of the event. Please contact Megan Scheffe at] with the subject line: School House Rock Donation Update. You may also consider increasing your gift by clicking here to support our AmeriCorps members serving full time in schools across New Orleans. Our corps members are part of a network of caring adults in schools who are dedicated to helping students cultivate essential social, emotional and academic skills that are important for success in school and in life.

TO KEEP: Hold onto your ticket and use it to attend the postponed event, date TBD. Note: If you choose to gift your ticket and decided to attend the postponed event, you will need to purchase another ticket.

TO REFUND: If you would like to receive a full refund for your ticket purchase, please contact Megan Scheffe at with the subject line: School House Rock Refund Request.

If you have further questions or concerns, please direct them to Arielle McConduit at Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time, and for your continued support of our City Year AmeriCorps members and their work to support the students of New Orleans.


Thank you to our sponsors!

A list of the names and logos of the sponsors of City Year New Orleans's 2020 School House Rock Gala

Event Details
  • Event location New Orleans Jazz Market  1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd New Orleans LA 70113
  • Event date Thursday, March 12, 2020
  • Event time 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm EST
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