Ms. Noreen Worthy Jacobs is the Executive Director of the Hope Community Resource Center (HCRC) in New Orleans, Louisiana. She has worked as an educator in the New Orleans public school system for many years. Ms. Jacobs, a New Orleans …

Ms. Noreen Worthy Jacobs is the Executive Director of the Hope Community Resource Center (HCRC) in New Orleans, Louisiana. She has worked as an educator in the New Orleans public school system for many years. Ms. Jacobs, a New Orleans native, was educated at Alice C. Fortier Sr. High School and Delgado Community College. She is continuing her education at University Illinois Chicago studying non-profit management. Ms. Jacobs is a mother who recognized the need for programs aimed at supporting local youth especially after Hurricane Katrina. She founded HCRC to provide educational opportunities to the underserved population of disadvantaged families. The HCRC program provide weekly and summertime tutoring and mentoring, parental involvement workshops, and other resources for parents and children in the community. Ms. Jacobs truly believes that families will succeed if parents and children receive the resources they need and work together to achieve their goals.