Charlene Tarver

Drop-in Center Coordinator, NOPLAY Program

CharleneCharlene has lived and worked in New Orleans for 30 years and received her Master’s in Education at the University of New Orleans. She has over 10 years experience working with at-risk youth and adult literacy students.


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70 percent of YEP’s staff members are born and raised in New Orleans and the vast majority grew up in the same neighborhoods that our youth live in. Our staff members’ personal understanding of the challenges that our young people face make them uniquely qualified to provide support to YEP youth.