Our Cities: The Best of South Louisiana

We make our home in Louisiana because of its challenges and opportunities in the landscape of education. Our region makes it really easy for communities to support and govern their own schools, which means we can innovate to solve the toughest problems in education faster. While we believe all young people deserve to be powerful because of who they are, we see a million reasons for the students of Louisiana and their communities.

From Mardi Gras to Jazz Fest to Essence Fest to Saints games, there is always something fun happening in the Crescent City. 


The Big Easy can feel at once like a small town and an endless landscape of opportunity. With a school landscape unlike any other in the country, work here has a national impact.


New Orleans boasts deep roots and a vibrant culture. While the city is often lauded for its arts scene, jazz musicians and bead-throwing Mardi Gras krewes, New Orleans offers endless opportunities to discover its rich cultural and historical heritage.

With Native American, Creole, French and Spanish roots, Baton Rouge is ranked in the top 100 Best Places to Live in U.S. News & World Reports.  Here are more reasons why we love Baton Rouge:

Cajun Culture

Baton Rouge is an urban center with a small-town feel that allows its residents to enjoy the culture, food and music that makes Louisiana a unique and special place to both locals and visitors alike. 

Tigers and Jaguars, oh my!

Louisiana's capitol city, Baton Rouge is home to the LSU Tigers, Southern University Jaguars, and over a million metro residents.