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NOMMA receives $15,000 grant from Pro Bono Publico; sixth year of Rex organization’s investment in the only military and maritime charter school in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — Retired USMC Colonel Chris Schlafer, Commandant of the 1000-cadet, grades 8-12 New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy (NOMMA), accepted a $15,000 grant recently from the Pro Bono Publico organization to enhance the school’s health and safety measures, expand virtual learning programs and services, and supplement its cyber engineering and technology programs.

This is the sixth year the organization has invested in NOMMA, which accepts students from the entire metro area to its Algiers campus. NOMMA has the largest Marine Corps Junior ROTC program in the nation and was recently recognized as a Naval Honor School, allowing it to nominate cadets to all US Service Academies. The full announcement of this grant, one of 74 recently awarded to area schools, is available here.

NOMMA is open to all students in the Greater New Orleans metro area. Any student can apply for grades 8-11 at Priority admission is given to military dependents, but seats are currently available for all grades. For more information call (504) 227-3810 or visit

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