Liberty’s Kitchen and Delgado Announce Partnership for Free College Course

March 15, 2019

Liberty’s Kitchen and Delgado Community College are pleased to announce a partnership to offer Liberty’s Kitchen participants and alumni a free College and Career Readiness class starting Spring 2019 at Liberty’s Kitchen, located at 300 N. Broad St. This program is made possible by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

The non-credit class includes academic advising and is eligible for prior learning credit upon future enrollment at Delgado. Delgado will provide the textbook and course materials free of charge. Classes are March 25 – June 12 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. at Liberty’s Kitchen.

Chief Executive Officer Dennis Bagneris said “Our alumni have often used Liberty’s Kitchen as a first step to re-engaging further education. I’m excited to take an important step with Delgado Community College and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to formalize that pathway.”

“Delgado welcomes all Liberty’s Kitchen participants and alumni to explore their educational and career potential through this innovative program designed with their needs in mind,” said Arlanda Williams, vice chancellor of workforce development and institutional advancement, dean of technical education, and executive dean of the River City Site, Delgado Community College.

For more information about the program and questions about enrollment, please contact Senior Program Manager Brianna Skinner at or call (504) 304-3362.


Liberty’s Kitchen creates pathways for New Orleans youth to create and achieve their vision of success through workforce training, leadership development, and support of healthy lifestyles. Founded in 2009 by Janet Davas, Liberty’s Kitchen has served over 750 young adults since the inception of its Youth Development Program. In its nearly ten years of existence, Liberty’s Kitchen has deepened its impact to include leadership development for alumni, work with employers to sustain long-term career pathways, and a number of food access social ventures that make fresh, healthy food more accessible for communities across New Orleans. 

Delgado Community College will celebrate 100 years of service to the New Orleans region in 2021. The oldest and largest community college in Louisiana, Delgado provides instruction online and at seven locations. Fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Delgado offers students the most comprehensive array of education and training services available in the 10-parish New Orleans region. Additionally, Delgado has articulation agreements with most of the state’s four-year colleges and universities that allow students to transfer their Delgado credits to bachelor’s degree programs. As well as offering degrees and transferable college credits, Delgado provides diplomas and certificates in many professional and technical areas. Workforce development is a priority at Delgado, hence the college’s well-known motto: “Education that works!”