From Alex Glustrom:
Mayday New Orleans is a people-driven and inspired economic and social justice organization. Mayday is a community based organization that believes that active participation from community members is essential to ensuring that basic rights such as adequate housing, health care, education and safe streets are met. Therefore, Mayday is comprised primarily of residents who live in the communities which have been directly impacted by governmental policies. It is the goal of Mayday to hold government, the private sector, and those who work on behalf of communities accountable for their policies and practices. Through public education, training, community empowerment, and grassroots organizing, it is Mayday’s goal to build stronger communities in post-Katrina New Orleans. Mayday provides a number of support services for low income residents including an adult GED program, a youth mentorship program and a job training program.