We are Boys Hope Girls Hope of New Orleans

Boys Hope Girls Hope of New Orleans helps motivated middle, high school, and post-secondary students rise above disadvantaged backgrounds. Our goal is to graduate young people who are physically, emotionally, and academically prepared for post-secondary education and productive life, breaking barriers so they can become community-minded leaders.

Boys Hope Girls Hope firmly believes that young people have the power to overcome adversity, realize their potential, and help transform our world. They create these successes when we remove obstacles, support and believe in them, and provide environments and opportunities that build on their strengths.

Boys Hope Girls Hope of New Orleans is a proud member of the Boys Hope Girls Hope Network. Our Network Headquarters, located in St. Louis, Missouri, connects, provides leadership to, and offers signature college-preparatory programming to affiliates across the nation, Mexico, and Guatemala. Each affiliate is independently incorporated, governed by its own board of directors, and responsible for its own fundraising. Affiliation and services agreements link the Network to ensure mission and brand fidelity, quality operations, maximum functional capacity, and consistency in training, programmatic standards, and best practices.


Academic Focus

We believe in the transformative power of education to develop lifelong learners.

Service & Community Engagement

We believe in the Jesuit-inspired, values-centered hallmark of building “persons for others.”

Family-like Settings Creating Sense of Belonging

We believe youth derive their energy and sustenance from exposure to nurturing environments.

Long-term & Comprehensive Commitment

We believe an enduring relationship with youth holds the most promise for attaining positive outcomes.

Faith-based Values

We believe that a loving God cares about the life of every individual and we manifest this belief.

Voluntary Participant Commitment

We believe in the motivational power of self-selection in the Boys Hope Girls Hope program.


Since 1980, Boys Hope Girls Hope of New Orleans has been helping scholars rise up from disadvantaged backgrounds and strive for more. We serves youth who want to go to college and create successful futures for themselves. Our scholars have joined our program to receive support on their journey to college and beyond. They seek the academic resources, extracurricular opportunities, and mentor relationships we provide.

See how Boys Hope Girls Hope is prioritizing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.


Father Paul Sheridan, SJ, established the first Boys Hope Girls Hope program in St. Louis, MO.
New Orleans is the third U.S. city after St. Louis, MO and Cincinnati, OH to establish a Boys Hope home in partnership with a Jesuit High School for driven young men in need. The program was first called "The Jesuit Program for Living and Learning."
Boys Hope New Orleans opens a second home for young men near Jesuit High School.
A new Boys Hope home is constructed to replace the original home, which serves as the Boys Hope home today.
New Orleans converted one of the Boys Hope homes into the first Girls Hope home in partnership with St. Mary's Dominican High School for young women in need.
Hurricane Katrina completely destroys the Girls Hope home and offices and significantly damages the Boys Hope home.
Post-Katrina Boys Hope home renovations are completed and the Boys Hope scholars move back home just in time to celebrate Mardi Gras in Mid-City!
Girls House re-opened after renting since Katrina. The new house was specifically designed and built for the program, with input from scholars, collegians, and alumni.
Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans celebrates 30 years of HOPE!
Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans celebrates 40 years of HOPE!

Click to watch our video celebrating this momentous celebration!


The Boys Hope Girls Hope of New Orleans Board of Directors and staff leadership collaborate to ensure mission fidelity, financial stewardship and transparency. This team of professionals is committed to continuous learning, effective programming and improvement through impact evaluation and innovation.

Chuck Roth

Chuck Roth

Executive Director

Cydne Shipley

Cydne Shipley

Development Director

Nathan Stephens

Nathan Stephens

Marketing and Community Outreach Associate


Board Chair

Jason Maurin

CAT Louisiana


Ashley Solomon

Jefferson Parish Attorney's Office


Shelley Mayer

Ernst and Young

Tim Cragin

Entergy Corporation

Sally T. Duplantier

Community Volunteer

John C. "Sandy" Duplantier, Esq.

Festivious Gourmet

Jessica A. Dwyer, M. Ed.

St. Francis Xavier Catholic School

Rick Q. Flick

Banner Chevrolet Banner Ford

Roy A. Glapion

The Beta Group

Stephen Hanemann

Kean Miller LLP

John Hummel

Shell Oil (Retired)

Christopher M. Kenny

Gulf Point Advisors

Brandon Long

Federal Judge, Eastern District of Louisiana

Monique Christophe McConduit

Andrew Jackson Middle School

Stanton Murray

Murray Yacht Sales

Charles Rice

Southern University Law School

Brittany Whitsell

New Orleans Saints and Pelicans

Anthony Williams

Entergy Services, LLC


Rev. John Brown, S.J.

Thomas Moran

Father Mark Thibodeaux, S.J.


Most Rev. Greg Aymond

Patricia W. Cox

Patrick J. Browne, Esq.

John J. Dardis

Karen DeBlieux

Bonnie W. Eades

Jack V. Eumont

Annette M. Francingues

Sandra T. Henry

Edward J. Koehl Jr., Esq 

Marianne K. Koehl, Esq.

Thomas M. Kitchen

Hon. Salvadore T. Mule

Ron H. Patron

Michael H. Rodrigue

George F. Sins, Jr.

Gordon Stevens

Lloyd A. Tate, C.P.A.

Mignhon Tourne’

Steven W. Usdin, Esq.

John E. Unsworth, Jr.

Edward C. Vocke, III

Errol G. Williams