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Pastor Tyrone was born and raised in New Orleans Ninth Ward, in the Desire Housing Development. When he returned home he was committed to “saving the community [he] destroyed.” Today he serves as the Senior Pastor of the Next Generation of the Original Morning Star Full Gospel Baptist Church (NGOMS).
Eric believes in second chances and that everyone can do better in life. He is grateful to help others on their paths to work to improve themselves.
One of our Avodah corps members, Chloe has a passion for social justice and systemic change, and is eager to serve the city of New Orleans.
Our other Avodah corps member this year, James is excited to jump into direct service and help the First72+ in all its operations.
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/// Our Board of Directors
Norris Henderson, an OSI Soros Justice Fellow, is also the Executive Director of Voice of the Ex-Offender (V.O.T.E.). Norris has had tremendous success in his work impacting public policy and public discourse about police accountability, public defense for poor and indigent people, and reforming the notorious Orleans Parish Prison (OPP).
The President of B3 Consulting, a political and business consulting group, Blair serves his clients as a political strategist with expertise in grassroots campaign efforts, as well as governmental relations and public affairs. Additionally, Mr. Boutte leads B3 Real Estate, which specializes in residential and commercial real estate development.