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  • 09/25/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Newsletter September 25, 2015

Free Kayaking Lessons
 
 
CSED is partnering with Kayak-iti-Yat to offer a series of free events. Learn how to kayak next Saturday, Oct. 3, at Bayou St. John. No experience is necessary and life jackets will be provided. Participants must be 14 or older. If you'd like to sign up or ask questions, please call 512-964-9499 or
e-mail info@kayakitiyat.com
Free community outreach fair this weekend
 
Join Pastor Willie L. Thomas III and Philippi Evangelistic Church Of God In Christ for their Annual Community Outreach Fair: Faith In Action 2015. The celebration will take place Saturday, September 26, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at 6325 N. Claiborne Ave. It's fun for the whole family with free food, drinks and a clothing giveaway. 
Pre-construction meeting to discuss Katrina-damaged roads and infrastructure
 
The City of New Orleans, Department of Public Works and Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans will begin repairing Hurricane Katrina-damaged roads and infrastructure in the Lower Ninth Ward Quad 3 area next month. Construction is scheduled to last through fall 2016. 
 
Learn more at a pre-construction community meeting to discuss Lower Ninth Ward Quad 3 Pavement Only construction this Tuesday, September 29, at The Sanchez Center, 1616 Caffin Ave., at 6 p.m. 
Tutors needed for All Souls After-School Program 
 
 
Students enjoyed a great first week back at All Souls' After-School program. They made ceramic fish plates with art teachers at St. Martins, artistically recognized Tulane for the Mac computers they donated to the lab, received a Top Scholar popcorn machine from St. James and learned how to exit the building as top scholars.
 
Get involved!
The program needs more tutors for Thursday evenings. If you can help out, or know someone looking for extra community service hours, please contact Happy Johnson at hjohnson@allsoulsnola.org or 504-315-9955
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Q&A with candidates tonight
 
Meet the candidates for State Rep. & State Sen., BESE Board and School Board at A Community Voice's (ACV) Q&A event. Find out where candidates stand on living wages, jobs, crime, housing, rebuilding, health care, schools and more Friday, Sept. 25, 6 p.m. at Holy Angels, 3500 St. Claude Ave.  For more information, call 504-941-2852.
Fresh produce at Capstone Farmer's Market every Friday 

The Capstone Farmer's Market will be open every Friday through Nov. 20, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. at 5001 N. Claiborne Ave. Credit and debit cards are accepted and special discounts are available for customers who make purchases with SNAP cards. 

For more information, e-mail capstone118@gmail.com  and check out the Capstone website
CSED Team 

Chief Executive Officer 
Arthur Johnson

Program Manager
Kathy Muse

Volunteer Manager
Warrenetta Banks

Wetland Specialist
John Taylor

Energy Efficiency Assistant
Charles Reddick

Community Resilience Assistant
Beverly Jackson

Resiliency Manager for Coastal Restoration and Community Awareness 
Rachel Pickens
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  • 09/18/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Newsletter September 18, 2015

Inspiring local business owner gets a big surprise from Ellen DeGeneres
 
Burnell Colton owns Galvez Goodies, the only grocery store in the Lower 9th Ward. He's worked hard to help our community rebuild, and had hopes of expanding his shop into a laundromat. 
 
Be informed: community Q&A with candidates for October election
 
Meet the candidates for State Rep. & State Sen., BESE Board and School Board at A Community Voice's (ACV) Q&A event. Find out where candidates stand on living wages, jobs, crime, housing, rebuilding, health care, schools and more next Friday, Sept. 25, 6 p.m. at Holy Angels, 3500 St. Claude Ave.  For more information, call 504-941-2852.
Get fresh produce at Capstone Farmer's Market every Friday 

The Capstone Farmer's Market will be open every Friday through Nov. 20, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. at 5001 N. Claiborne Ave. Credit and debit cards are accepted and special discounts are available for customers who make purchases with SNAP cards. 

For more information, e-mail capstone118@gmail.com  and check out the Capstone website
In This Issue
CSED Team 

Chief Executive Officer 
Arthur Johnson

Program Manager
Kathy Muse

Volunteer Manager
Warrenetta Banks

Wetland Specialist
John Taylor

Energy Efficiency Assistant
Charles Reddick

Community Resilience Assistant
Beverly Jackson

Resiliency Manager for Coastal Restoration and Community Awareness 
Rachel Pickens
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  • 09/11/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Newsletter September 11, 2015

CSED Labyrinth goes world-wide
 
 
The labyrinth at our CSED Environmental Learning & Research Center at 5620 Florida Avenue is now listed on the World-Wide Labyrinth Locator. Check it out and see the listings of other labyrinths located in New Orleans. We invite you to come engage in a meditative walk and to learn more about labyrinths
September District E meeting  

Councilman James A. Gray II will host a District E community meeting this Tuesday, September 15, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Andrew "Pete" Sanchez Center, 1616 Caffin Avenue. 
Free Recycled Planters workshop 
 
Learn how to transform trash into creative and fun planters for your home in a free, hands-on workshop with Groundwork New Orleans. The workshop is this Saturday, September 12, 2 p.m. at New Orleans Healing Center's Earth Lab, 2372 Saint Claude Avenue.
 
Til the work is done: Volunteer group shares their experience in Lower 9
 
 
To mark 10 years since hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit the Gulf Coast, 250 American Baptist volunteers from 28 churches, colleges and universities in 20 states and Puerto Rico participated in more than 40 projects in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward during American Baptist Home Mission Societies' (ABHMS) "Home Mission: 'Til the Work is Done" in early August.

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Public meetings surrounding MRGO
 
in August, the RESTORE Council released its first draft Funded Priorities List (FPL) including these three properties: Golden Triangle Marsh Creation, Biloxi Marsh Living Shoreline, and Mississippi River Reintroduction into Maurepas Swamp.
 
Continue to stay involved in this important issue by attending events with The RESTORE Council next week. Two public hearings will take place: 

Tuesday, September 15, 5:30 p.m. at Homer L. Hitt Alumni Center, 2000 Lakeshore Drive and Wednesday, September 16, 5:30 p.m. at Morgan City Municipal Auditorium 728 Myrtle St. Morgan City, LA 70380.
 
The draft FPL is open for public comment now through September 28, 2015.
 
Free brass band show at Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum
 
The Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum is excited to announce a new partnership with Preservation Hall! One Tuesday a month, the PresHall Brass Band will play a free show at the Living Museum for Lower Ninth Ward families, from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. These performances are not advertised, and are meant to give the people who live in the community an opportunity to come together to celebrate New Orleans music and tradition. It's a time for families and friends to come out, dance, drink, barbecue, and enjoy each other's company. The first monthly show took place last Tuesday. Stay tuned to find out about the next show. 
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Capstone Farmer's Market offers fresh produce in Lower 9

Capstone's Farmer's Market will be open every Friday through Nov. 20, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. at 5001 N. Claiborne Ave. Credit and debit cards are accepted and special discounts are available for customers who make purchases with SNAP cards. 

For more information, e-mail capstone118@gmail.com  and check out the Capstone website
Save the Date: Night Out Against Crime 

Mark your calendars for the 32nd Annual Night Out Against Crime, Tuesday, Oct. 13. 

Now hiring: Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies 

The Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies is seeking to hire a new Financial Director. 

  • 09/10/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Labyrinth Goes World-Wide

The labyrinth at our CSED Environmental Learning & Research Center at 5620 Florida Avenue is now listed on the World-Wide Labyrinth Locator http://labyrinthlocator.com/  Check it out and see the listings of other labyrinths located in New Orleans.

We invite you to come engage in a meditative walk and to learn more about labyrinths at http://labyrinthsociety.org/home

Labyrinth Complete

  • 09/04/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Newsletter September 4, 2015

Al Jazeera story follows CSED's
John Taylor 
 


CSED's John Taylor is featured in a news story with Aljazeera America. Hear his story and follow along his walking tour of Lower 9. 

Fresh produce at Capstone Farmer's Market every Friday, beginning today 


The next season of the Capstone Farmer's Market kicks off today, September 4. The market will be open every Friday through Nov. 20, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. at 5001 N. Claiborne Ave. Credit and debit cards are accepted and special discounts are available for customers who make purchases with SNAP cards.

For more information, e-mail capstone118@gmail.com and check out the Capstone website
Lower 9 neighbors are the best! 
 
 
CSED would like to give a very special shout out to our friends and neighbors, Robert Banks and Diego & Kelly Larguia. They generously donate the use of their water for our gardens at the CSED Environmental Learning & Research Center on Florida Avenue and at the Dauphine Street Community Garden respectively.
 
We also invite you to stop by and check out Diego's art this Saturday, Sept. 5, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Jean Brag Gallery of Art, 600 Julia Street. His art will show throughout the month of September.
Special moments from Hurricane Katrina commemoration events
 
 
Darryl Malek-Wiley, friend of CSED, shares photos of last weekend's events commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  
 
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Update your business information in our Lower 9 Resource Guide

CSED is working to update our Lower 9 Resource Guide through phone calls and site visits. If you'd like to include your business in our guide, or update your business information, please contact CSED's Beverly Jackson at 
504-756-1204
Evacuteer captains needed in Lower 9

Sign up today to volunteer with Evacuteer. These special volunteers will assist our community during mandatory evacuations.

CSED Team 

Chief Executive Officer 
Arthur Johnson

Program Manager
Kathy Muse

Volunteer Manager
Warrenetta Banks

Wetland Specialist
John Taylor

Energy Efficiency Assistant
Charles Reddick

Community Resilience Assistant
Beverly Jackson

Resiliency Manager for Coastal Restoration and Community Awareness 
Rachel Pickens
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  • 09/03/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

A Special Shout Out

The CSED would like to give a very special shout out to our friends and neighbors, Robert Banks and Diego & Kelly Larguia.  They generously donate the use of their water for our gardens at the CSED Environmental Learning & Research Center on Florida Avenue and at the Dauphine Street Community Garden respectively. Thank you!