Marc Roberson

Thrift Works Retail Manager


A resident of New Orleans’ 7th Ward, Marc received his AA in Psychology and BS in Social Science from Brigham Young University. After working as a group counselor in a program funded by the University of California, Davis for five years, Marc began working in the hotel industry in New Orleans, remaining in that field with two companies for 28 years before returning to the non-profit sector with Youth Empowerment Project in 2014.


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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.