Health Care Workers

#EquityRising is a new program piloted by the Old Algiers Main Street Corporation to provide economic opportunities in Old Algiers so that young people can continue to live and prosper in the community. The first part of the program includes a partnership with Resilience Force and Advanced Nursing Training designed to provide opportunities for Old Algiers residents between 18 and 40 years-old for job training and placement in the health care industry.

  • Those residents 18-40 years-old who live within the boundaries of Mardi Gras Boulevard, Brooklyn Avenue, Patterson/Morgan Street and Behrman Avenue in Algiers are eligible for this opportunity for Tuition-free PAID training as Certified Nurse Assistant and Community Health Care Worker.
  • Trained workers in these and other health care positions are in high demand in New Orleans.
  • The development of this program is made possible through a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation with funding for CHCW and CNA training from Resilience Force. Additional funding comes from Baptist Community Ministries and Greater New Orleans Foundation.

How to Apply:

Eligible residents must complete this form to register for the program. You will be notified within two weeks regarding your acceptance. The next session for CNA training will begin on August 16, 2021 with additional classes to follow. You must enroll in the CNA program and follow it with CHCW classes to qualify for training and potential placement.

August Class is FULL.

Check back for Oct. Dates.

About the Partners:

Old Algiers Main Street Corporation is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 1996 under the auspices of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Its core mission is to preserve and revitalize the historically commercial corridors of Old Algiers. Originally an affiliate of the Louisiana Main Street program, the organization became a full member in 2008 when the State of Louisiana established an Urban Main Street program in New Orleans as part of an effort to assist hard-hit areas of the city following Hurricane Katrina. OAMSC also manages a Louisiana Cultural District, which incentivizes development in the district with tax credits and supports the growth of cultural and creative jobs and businesses. OAMSC’s  current program, #EquityRising, is designed to build economic equity for the Old Algiers community by engaging in mutually beneficial partnerships with others who seek to enhance the vitality of this historic area. Follow OAMSC on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.



Resilience Force is a national nonprofit focused on mobilizing and advocating for the workers who are essential to helping communities recover from disasters, from the construction workers who repair buildings and roads after hurricanes to the healthcare workers who are on the frontlines of the response to COVID-19. Resilience Force works with local municipalities and state governments to recruit, train, deploy, and protect these workers, providing quality employment opportunities to residents while meeting the urgent needs of communities facing natural disasters, public health emergencies, and other crises. The organization draws on these efforts to advocate for the creation of a national, federally funded resilience workforce that will ensure the country is prepared to respond to the increasing number of disasters we face. Resilience Force was founded by Saket Soni in 2019. To learn more about Resilience Force, visit or find them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The W.K.Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal innovator, Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children to realize their full potential in school, work and life.

Our goal is lasting, transformational change for children. As a grant maker, we recognize that children live in families and families live in communities. Therefore, our three areas of focused work – Thriving Children, Working Families and Equitable Communities – are dynamic and always interconnected.


At Advances Nursing Training, LLC, located in Old Algiers, the goal is to provide quality and compassionate care to the community, which is accomplished by providing vocational training that focuses on promoting professional healthcare and nursing education. The Nurse Aide program requires a total of 133 hours with 77 hours of classroom instruction, 16 hours of laboratory training taught by licensed nurses, and 40 hours of clinical instruction in a skilled nursing facility. After completion, graduates are eligible to take a test for certification. Follow ANT on Facebook and Instagram.

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