WHAT: New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy will kick off the New Markets Tax Credit Conference beginning this week in New Orleans. The students of NOMMA will do opening colors and the NOMMA choir will sing the national anthem to begin the conference. The audience will then view a video about the school:
WHEN: Thursday, October 10, 9am
WHERE: The Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 648-1200
WHY: New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy (NOMMA) is using New Market Tax Credits for the construction of its state-of-the-art new building opening in January 2014 in Federal City in Algiers. The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program was established as part of the Community Renewal Tax Relief Act of 2000. The goal of the program is to spur revitalization efforts of low-income and impoverished communities across the United States.
Since its inception, NOMMA has created jobs and helped revitalize the community, but most importantly, NOMMA’s positive impact on the lives of hundreds of Cadets cannot be underestimated, said Col. Bill Davis, USMC (Ret), Commandant, New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy (NOMMA).
The New Orleans Military/Maritime Academy (NOMMA) is a Type 2 charter high school serving students in the New Orleans Metropolitan area. Students at NOMMA study in a focused, college preparatory environment guided by a team of teachers and retired military instructors who bring unparalleled experience to the classroom. All NOMMA students are cadets of the Marine Corp Junior Reserve Officer Training Program. The mentoring support provided by the JROTC instructors and instruction from the master’s level academic faculty ensures that cadets achieve their personal and academic potential. The acquisition of core knowledge and the skills of analysis, problem-solving, communication, and global responsibility will ensure the cadets success as future local and national leaders.