The Einstein Learning Community understands that there are no easy answers when it comes to addressing youth trauma in the City of New Orleans. 

Moreover, the societal issues that perpetuate systemic trauma in New Orleans youth are:

  • Systemic inequity;

  • Poverty;

  • Gangs;

  • Nutrition and/or food insecurities; 

  • Inadequate and disparate civic services in poor neighborhoods;

  • Access and exposure to opioids and elicit drugs;

  • Inadequate youth employment opportunities;

  • Inadequate mental health services; 

  • Sexual violence;

  • Pre and Post migration and asylum trauma

  • and more;

Understandably, public schools in New Orleans shoulder the responsibility of supporting youth in trauma. As an organization, the Einstein Learning Community wrestles with systemic trauma in six ways:

  • Listening to student needs;

  • Leading through culturally competent, culturally sustaining and social justice lenses;

  • Effectuating Love & Logic, RELATIONSHIP, and STRONG approaches;

  • Offering clinical support both internally and through external partnerships;

  • Providing information and access to support services, and;

  • Ensuring students have access to programs and mentorship opportunities that build resilience, character, and motivation;

Einstein is open to support in addressing youth trauma.



All Einstein students have access to clinical support. We value our students' input and are responsive to their requests for support.


We believe that leadership must foster environments where youth in trauma can thrive. To do this, we expect leaders to lead through culturally competent and sustaining lenses. 


We hold our students to high expectations of STRONG. We also understand that in order to nurture students we must build positive relationships. Our RELATIONSHIP Taskforce consists of social workers and behavior interventionist who support teachers who are in need of support with wayward learners. 


Einstein students have access to social workers, licensed school psychologist, counselors, and interventionists. Additionally, Einstein partners with Walker Family Services to provide behavioral health support. Einstein also utilizes Children's Bureau of New Orleans for support. Additionally, through a partnership with Southern University New Orleans, Einstein leverages social work interns to support the work of the organization's social workers. To partner with Einstein, please email 


Support for our families and students help us to meet the needs of our learners.


Despite the many challenges that our youth face, we hold them to high expectations. We believe that participation in sports and programming are essential in nurturing students to be academically STRONG as well as socially and emotionally resilient. Visit to learn more about our programming. Also, please consider supporting our $GiveEinstein campaign through a donation. Your support helps us in our efforts to defeat the forces of trauma. 


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