We are a nonprofit collaborative initiative, founded in 2008, with a mission to keep you, the talented young professionals of New Orleans, in our great city. Our goal is to connect you to key people, events and opportunities and ensure that New Orleans is a place for you to thrive and grow. With a pro-New Orleans witty tone and no ads policy, our twice weekly e-mails highlight opportunities for civic and social engagement and leadership development, and often include special event discounts just for young professionals.          

You’ll also be the first to know about 504ward signature events including Company Connects (group hiring events), monthly Restaurant Nights ($30 all-inclusive meals at the top restaurants in town), Connections & Cocktails (industry-specific happy hours), our Connections Party at White Linen Night, our Annual Dine Around where some of new Orleans top business and and civic leaders open their homes for dinner to over 300 young professionals all on the same night, and much more.

If you’re currently an expat living away, we’ll share some opportunities for you to stay engaged with what’s going on in the new New Orleans and how you can Be a Local with us wherever you are. The best part is 504ward is free to join–all you have to do is sign-up for our e-mails, and you’re on the list!

Questions or suggestions on what we can do better? Reach out to us at 504ward@504ward.com.