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Honore' Center students gain valuable experience through summer jobs - 7/25/2013 -

Summer employment was high on the list of priorities for students enrolled in the Honore' Center for Undergraduate Student Achievement (HCUSA) at Southern University New Orleans, and every single member of the first-year cohort enjoyed working at jobs around the city of New Orleans. According to Warren Bell, director, HCUSA, most of the jobs were secured through the assistance of Mayor's JOB1 program. Wrapping up their summer assignments at the Regional Transit Authority this week are (pictured left-right) HCUSA students Louis Blackmon, Gregory Lewis, and Donald Brown. In addition to confidence building, the students learned various aspects of what it takes to operate the city's only mass transit provider. The other Honore' students worked across the city at such locations as Healthy Start New Orleans, the Louisiana Supreme Court, Total Community Action, Kingsley House, Cumulus Broadcasting, Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Engagement.

The Honore' Center at SUNO, is part of a national demonstration model to address the Black male cradle-to-prison pipeline and its consequences. The program is named in recognition of Lt. General Russel L. Honore' (US Army, Retired) a Louisiana native who was widely praised for leading the federal government's Task Force Katrina operation in the aftermath of the 2005 hurricanes that devastated the Gulf Coast.

-Photo HCUSA


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