LONG BEACH, Calif.–A prayer vigil was held Sunday night at Long Beach Wilson High School for a teacher who grew up in the area and has been reported missing in New Orleans.

Terrilyn Monette was last seen last Saturday at a bar in a neighborhood in New Orleans, where she recently moved to participate in a teaching program, ABC7 reported.

The missing woman was last seen sleeping in her late model Honda after drinking. The vehicle also has been reported missing.

Friends and family searched a New Orleans park, but turned up no signs of the missing teacher, according to ABC7.

Monette had been teaching children in impoverished areas as part of the “Teach NOLA” program.