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The Neo Jazz School of Music is excited to announce the development of the property located at 1701 Saint Anthony Street New Orleans into the Yahweh Life Center. The Neo Jazz School of Music has a mission to enact a positive change in the families of our community through an education in music and fine arts, and to provide cultural education, training and diversity to our community.  In carrying out this mission we have developed properties in the Greater New Orleans area that serve to support the enhancement of the quality of life in under-served area.

The Yahweh Life Center will support the Spiritual Growth, Economic Development, Political Empowerment, Educational Enhancement, Social and Cultural Development of our communities worldwide!

The Neo Jazz School of Music was founded in 2004 to provide education and training in music and arts. Over the years the Neo Jazz School has supported cultural enrichment and connection through providing space for performances, classes and many other community gatherings. In 2015 the Neo Jazz School Music facilitated the development of the Tombar Life Center to serve that greater purpose. The Center was critical in providing much needed services to the community until the unwarranted and untimely eviction in November of 2019.

You can provide much needed opportunities with us by joining our community of caring and supporting the Neo Jazz School of Music. Support the Neo Jazz School of Music this GiveNOLA Day!


Join Neo Jazz School of Music
in solidarity with Familias Unidas en Accion


This year, Give NOLA Day is marked by an unprecedented need for nonprofit support. Now more than ever it is a time for solidarity across grassroots organizations who have a history of caring for the community in the face of systematic failures.  

Since early March, Neo Jazz (a division of Builders of the Highway Foundation) have expanded our solidarity efforts to support Familias Unidas en Accion during the Covid-19 pandemic. We need your help to support families, especially those with young children, who are in need of food and economic aid. Most people in New Orleans have lost their jobs due to Covid-19; this crisis is hitting our immigrant community particularly hard. In addition, undocumented and very low-income people will not be eligible for the funds provided by the federal government relief package.

Join us in the work of helping those particularly vulnerable in this crisis--those ineligible for government aid and facing an urgent shortage of basic needs, economic empowerment, and physical safety due to the COVID-19 crisis. 

Click here to Donate to Familias Unidas En Accion

About Neo Jazz School of Music
Since 2004, Neo Jazz providing programs and services to students in low-income areas or communities without access to arts education, and combatting the decrease of arts programs in public schools. Upon its relocation in New Orleans in 2012, it merged as a subsidiary of Builders of the Highway Foundation with the distinct purpose of expanding capacity beyond music and arts education to fulfill the role of a "community cultural hub." We continue to expand our network by forging relationships with community partners such as True Love Movement, Backyard Garden Network, and others.
Support for Neo Jazz School of Music helps to create programs such as T.A.K.E (Talent Advancement through Knowledge and Empowerment) for children ages 5-12 to have space and resource to explore a music education. 

About Familias Unidas en Accion
Familias Unidas began in 2018, offering housing, food, and skill training (like sewing classes) to recently arrived migrants and asylum seekers. Their goal: create a safety net upon arrival for migrants with no support networks, focusing on Central American indigenous and Garifuna people, who often do not speak English or Spanish. 
Given the current crisis, Familias Unidas (in solidarity with Bancha Lenguas and Cooperation New Orleans) shifted the scope of their outreach and scaled up their operation. Each week they deliver food supplies to almost 500, mostly undocumented and/or asylum-seeking families.
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