Across America, you won't find a more engaging, invigorating, and dynamic community in which to learn and grow as an educator and a leader than Greater New Orleans. Our region carries a rich and complex history that can be seen in our great food, wonderful music, Mardi Gras, and magic. But that history also manifests as injustice, inequity, and uncertain futures for our most vulnerable children. Approximately 1.2 million people live in the Greater New Orleans region, but our corps members are predominantly placed in the city of New Orleans with some in neighboring St Bernard Parish. In partnership with many others, we are working to establish a large-scale movement that relies on a powerfully connected group of leaders who work to create solutions and ensure that schools are catalytic places for all students.