We created the Link Stryjewski Foundation to address the persistent cycle of violence and poverty as well as the lack of quality education and job training opportunities available to young people in our city. The Link Stryjewski Foundation will provide support to organizations that directly work to end this cycle.
The mission of the Link Stryjewski Foundation is to help nourish and educate the youth of New Orleans, allowing them to realize their potential and become active positive members of our community.
Our augural Bal Masqué raised over $150,000 for our 2016 Foundation Beneficiaries Kingsley House and the Youth Empowerment Project, supporting our mission to help nourish and educate the youth of New Orleans.
The mission of Kingsley House is to educate children, strengthen families and build community. Kingsley House is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Southeast Louisiana by collaboratively working with others to build a comprehensive system of services and resources that meet the needs of our recovering community. We help Kingsley House in many ways including being a founding chef participant in Boudin and Beer. Boudin and Beer is a new outdoor charity food and music celebration in which a portion of proceeds goes to Kingsley House.
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YEP’s founders started the organization in 2004 in order to assist young people returning to New Orleans from juvenile correctional facilities. Since its inception, YEP has earned local, statewide, and national recognition for being at the cutting edge of progressive programs for at-risk youth. YEP has a proven track record of effectively engaging these young people and helping them develop and work toward their educational, vocational and personal goals.
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Entertainment and Specials Guests to be announced in the fall
Mario Batali Dinner at Calcasieu
Friday, January 6
Donald Link, Stephen Stryjewski, Julia Reed, Mario Batali, Andrew Zimmern,
Questlove, Jimmy Buffett, Bill Hammack, Liz Goliwas, Walter & Cathy Isaacson,
John Alexander, Kristin Shannon and Keith Meacham