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Meet Our Louisiana Delta Service Corps Members

October 25, 2017 | Staff Spotlight

Josh (Program Development Coordinator) and Carly Johnson (Volunteer Coordinator)

We are so excited to have two Louisiana Delta Service Corps (LDSC) members join our team this fall. We sat down with Carly and Josh to get to know the newest members of the LK Family.

Tell us about yourselves:

Josh: I am a native of New Orleans, LA and I am also a second year graduate student at Southern University at New Orleans.

Carly: I’m originally from Detroit, but I grew up in Boston where I recently graduated from Wheelock College and received a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW). I’m new to New Orleans! When I’m not at Liberty’s Kitchen, I enjoy capturing photos of clouds and sunsets, listening to music at Blue Nile, and since it’s basketball season…you can find me at the Smoothie King Center.

Why did you want to work at Liberty’s Kitchen?            

Josh: What drew me to LK was the inclusion dynamic, we include everyone! The diversity is amazing here and it is really a family atmosphere across the board. The cohesion definitely played a major role in why I wanted to be a part of LK.

Carly: When I was applying to LDSC, I was encouraged to check out Liberty’s Kitchen and the opportunities available here. Once I did that, I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of! I was drawn to the innovative approach of the Youth Development Program as a means to create sustainable employment opportunities even if that meant seeking opportunities in fields outside of hospitality.

What are you working on?

Josh: Currently, I am the Program Coordinator which means I work with the Programs team to help enhance the experience of the participants.

Carly: This year, my main focus is on building a strong volunteer program and increasing Liberty’s Kitchen’s capacity for volunteers. I am looking forward to creating volunteer opportunities that engage our dedicated supporters in ways that complement their talents, skills and interests.

Anything to add?

Josh: I love being a part of the LK family and I look forward to what’s on the horizon!

Carly: I’m always looking for good book suggestions! My reading queue at the moment includes Born a Crime, Floodlines, and The Color of Law.

Welcome, Carly & Josh!

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