Wilson Charter School brings community together

Wilson Charter School, located in the Broadmoor area of New Orleans, held its first community open house entitled a Family Night of Inspiration Nov. 5. Several Broadmoor community leaders, ministers, politicians, business owners, teachers, parents and students filled the hallways of the newly renovated Wilson school.

“We are excited to see so many people at our first open house,” Wilson Principal Lee Green said. “This is a great turn out. We appreciate the support.”

Folks enjoyed watching performances from Wilson’s drum line, dancers and vocalists while taking pleasure in free hamburgers, hotdogs, nachos and beverages. Children were greeted by hugs from costumed characters and got their face painted in various colors and designs. There was a jewelry making station, where the children got to create custom bracelets and necklaces.

“We want the community to know that we care about its future and the future of the children,” Wilson CEO Jamar McKneely said.

Current and potential parents took school tours and received opportunities to meet with school administrators and teachers.

Community vendors such as Girls On the Run and Metropolitan Human Service District, set up tables to provide families with information about their programs.

“I am happy the school invited everyone,” said Broadmoor resident Deanna James. “These types of events bring the community together.”

The Family Night of Inspiration was sponsored by Councilmember Latoya Cantrell, Inspire NOLA Charter Schools, Wilson Charter School, Broadmoor Improvement Association, and Heart 2 Heart Family Worship Center.


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