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  • 11/20/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Newsletter November 20, 2015

CSED begins season of thanks with Labyrinth Reflections
 
Join us Saturday, November 21, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., for Labyrinth Reflections, the perfect time to gather, reflect and meditate together around our Labyrinth of Love. The event takes place at 5620 Florida at Caffin Ave.  We look forward to seeing you there. 
CSED presents Festival of Light and Water


Join us this Sunday, Nov. 22, for two special events that will focus on our relationship with water. 

CSED and Army Stelly will eliminate Bayou Bienvenue with the Festival of Light and Water, 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Just before this event, GNO Water Collaborative and Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies will feature acupuncture and a Red Tent Story Circle at their Healing Waters event, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

Both events will take place at 5620 Florida Ave.  
All Souls Gumbo Gala fundraiser tonight

Join All Souls at their 3rd annual Soul-A-Bration Gumbo Gala Fundraiser to benefit their after-school program. The event will take place Friday, Nov. 20,  6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at All Souls Episcopal Church & Community Center, 5500 St. Claude Ave. The suggested donation for the evening is $25 and the master of ceremony for the event will be WWL-TV's Laura Buchtel. 

The evening will feature a silent auction, live music, complimentary drinks and food and a "Gumbo Cook-Off" competition.  

For more information, contact Reverend Edward Thompson or Carolina Gallop at (504) 218-8995.
 
Support Running Bear boxing club

This Saturday, Nov. 21,the Lower 9th Ward Running Bear Boxing Club will host its first boxing match since Hurricane Katrina. The match will take place in the Sanchez Center, 1616 Caffin Ave., at 3 p.m. 

Please support them by attending the event and donating to their GoFund me page. They are in need of repairs to their ring, new gloves, protective gear and shoes.

Make groceries at Sankofa FRESH Stop Market this Thanksgiving
 
FRESH Stop Market will be open this Saturday, Nov. 21 at 5029 St Claude Ave, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. This week's specials include bell peppers, 3/$1, homegrown Louisiana satsumas, 3/$1, local sweet potatoes, 4/$1, extra large bunches of collards and mustard greens,  2/$3 and Louisiana wild caught shrimp, $3.50/pound. 
 
Also, Xavier University Health and Wellness Center and Wal-Mart Pharmacy will be a the market offering health screenings and flu shots. 
Now hiring: Foundation for Louisiana
 
Foundation for Louisiana is now hiring a Coastal Resiliency Program Officer.

All Souls in the news
 
A special news story in "The Advocate" recently highlighted the after-school program at All Souls Episcopal Church and Community Center.

3 winning ideas and open applications to launch yours
 
Foundation for Louisiana is now hiring a Coastal Resiliency Program Officer.
In This Issue
We've moved!

Stop by our new office at 
5227 Chartres Street.
CSED volunteer spotlight

Patricia Thomas and her husband Scott Atthowe volunteered with Steve Gonzales to help homeowner Ms. Mary Jones. 
Upcoming community events 
 
Holladay Market 
shopping extravaganza
Saturday, Nov. 21
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
1123 Lamanche St. 
 
Tekrema Super Class
Saturday, Nov. 21
(and every Saturday) 
12 noon
The Sanchez Center  
1616 Caffin Ave.  
 
Trees and Stormwater Management Workshop
Saturday, Nov. 21,
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Common Ground Relief Tree Farm
1515 Jourdan Ave. 
RSVP
 
Central Missionary Baptist Church Career Empowerment Seminar
Monday, Nov. 23,
10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
1438 Alabo St.
 
Tekrema Dance Forever! Workshop Series
Monday, Nov. 23
7 p.m.
Sanchez Center
1616 Caffin Ave, 
 
PoEATry event 
Monday, Nov. 30,
7 p.m.
Cafe Dauphine
5229 Dauphine St.
 
Neighborhood Participation Program Special Public Hearing
Tuesday, Dec. 8
5 p.m. 
City Council Chambers
City Hall - Room 1E07) 
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 Outreach
Beverly Jackson

Resiliency Manager for Coastal Restoration and Community Awareness 
Rachel Pickens

 

  • 11/13/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Newsletter November 13, 2015

We've moved: new office space for CSED
 
CSED offices have moved, but not very far. Come visit us at our new office, just a block away from the old one, at 5227 Chartres Street.
Volunteer Spotlight: Men of Zion
 
Last week, CSED welcomed 35 amazing volunteers from the Men of Zion. Year after year, they return to volunteer and uplift residents in our Lower 9th Ward Community. 
City of New Orleans Neighborhood Summit this weekend

CSED is partnering with the Mayor's Neighborhood Engagement Office for the 2015 New Orleans Neighborhood Summit. It's a free, one-day conference featuring skill-building workshops in topics such as Discovering community leadership, Resilient New Orleans, Housing NOLA and Working strategically with government.  The Summit takes place Saturday, November 14, in the Professional Sciences Building on the campus of Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., beginning at 9 a.m. 

1st Annual Holladay Market 

The Lower 9 Collaborative is hosting the first annual Holladay Market shopping extravaganza Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 12, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. This event is a great time for the entire community to enjoy open mic, live music, shopping and festive libations in one place. This celebration will take place at 1123 Lamanche Street. 
 
If you'd like to be a merchant or get more information, please contact Bill at 504-460-2689. 
Fresh produce at Sankofa FRESH Stop Market 
 
Sankofa Logo FRESH Stop Market will be open this Saturday, Nov. 14 at 5029 St Claude Ave, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Stop by to get your fresh produce, local greens and citrus. 
Apply today for EPA Youth Advisory Group
 
EPA is seeking young adults, ages 18 to 29, who are involved in climate change efforts and/or advocacy, to apply to be part of a "first-of-its-kind" youth-led advisory work group to assist the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) in developing advice and recommendations to help EPA in developing best practices to address climate change concerns. Applications are due Monday, Nov. 30. 
 
In This Issue
CSED begins season of thanks with Labyrinth Reflections
 
Join us Saturday, November 21, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., for Labyrinth Reflections, the perfect time to gather, reflect and meditate together around our Labyrinth of Love. The event takes place at 5620 Florida at Caffin Ave.  We look forward to seeing you there. 
Fall gardening tips
 
As the weather changes, LSU Ag Center offers tips to help you care for your garden this fall. 

Upcoming community events 
 
Make it Right Open House
Sunday, Nov. 15
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
1705 Jourdan Ave.
 
New Orleans 360: When Child Support Becomes a Debtors' Prison 
Thursday, Nov. 19
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
Dillard University Georges Auditorium, Professional Schools and Sciences Building 2601 Gentilly Boulevard 
 
Soul-A-Bration Gumbo Gala Fundraiser
Friday, Nov. 20
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
All Souls Episcopal Church & Community Center 
5500 St. Claude Ave.  
 
Healing Waters
Sunday, Nov. 22
2 p.m. -5 p.m. 
5620 Florida Ave.
A community gathering focusing on the complex relationship New Orleanians have with water. There will be healing arts, story circles, and acupuncture. 
 
Festival of Water & Light
Sunday, Nov.22
5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
5620 Florida Ave. and Bayou Bienvenue Platform  
An opportunity for residents and other to reflect and heal their relationship with water by using light and art. 
 
Neighborhood Participation Program Special Public Hearing
Tuesday, Dec. 8
5 p.m. 
City Council Chambers
City Hall - Room 1E07) 
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 Outreach
Beverly Jackson

Resiliency Manager for Coastal Restoration and Community Awareness 
Rachel Pickens

 

  • 11/06/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Newsletter November 6, 2015

Mustard Greens flourish in the CSED Garden 
 
Lower 9 neighbor Ike takes home mustard greens harvested from
CSED Chartres Street garden.
Volunteer Spotlight: Marquette University

CSED is thankful for the wonderful volunteers from Marquette University. They've made many trips to volunteer in our community over the past few years. Here they are putting the final touches on the New Sankofa Market, located at the corner of St. Claude and Forstall. 
Final days to register for City of New Orleans Neighborhood Summit 

CSED is partnering with the Mayor's Neighborhood Engagement Office for the 2015 New Orleans Neighborhood Summit. It's a free, one-day conference featuring skill-building workshops in topics such as Discovering community leadership, Resilient New Orleans, Housing NOLA and Working strategically with government.  The Summit takes place next Saturday, November 14, in the Professional Sciences Building on the campus of Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., beginning at 9 a.m. 

1st Annual Holladay Market 

The Lower 9 Collaborative is hosting the first annual Holladay Market shopping extravaganza Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 12, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. This event is a great time for the entire community to enjoy open mic, live music, shopping and festive libations in one place. This celebration will take place at 1123 Lamanche Street. 
 
If you'd like to be a merchant or get more information, please contact Bill at 504-460-2689. 
Support the Heart Walk and neighbor Robert Green 

Lower 9 neighbor Robert Green has changed his lifestyle and lost weight to prevent heart disease. Support him and the American Heart Association by making a donation to the Heart Walk today. 

Apply today for EPA Youth Advisory Group
 
EPA is seeking young adults, ages 18 to 29, who are involved in climate change efforts and/or advocacy, to apply to be part of a "first-of-its-kind" youth-led advisory work group to assist the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) in developing advice and recommendations to help EPA in developing best practices to address climate change concerns. Applications are due Monday, Nov. 30. 
 
In This Issue
Upcoming community events 
 
Fish Fry
Friday, Nov. 6
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
All Souls Episcopal Church
& Community Center
5500 St. Claude Ave.  
 
Equity in the Water Sector Workshop
Monday, Nov. 9
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
Propeller
4035 Washington Ave.
Register today
 
Free PresHall Brass Band Concert
Tuesday, Nov. 10
(and every Tuesday this month)
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
1235 Deslonde St.  
 
Tire Shop Redevelopment Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 12
5:30 p.m - 7:30 p.m.
Sánchez Center 
1616 Caffin Ave. 
 
Make it Right Open House
Sunday, Nov. 15
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
1705 Jourdan Ave.
 
New Orleans 360: When Child Support Becomes a Debtors' Prison 
Thursday, Nov. 19
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
Dillard University Georges Auditorium, Professional Schools and Sciences Building 2601 Gentilly Boulevard 
 
Soul-A-Bration Gumbo Gala Fundraiser
Friday, Nov. 20
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
All Souls Episcopal Church & Community Center 
5500 St. Claude Ave.  
Win a Free Water Wise NOLA "Home Assessment" 
 
Global Green is giving away a free one-hour professional home assessment addressing problems of drainage and subsidence on your property.
 
Complete this online form to enter before 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6. 
 
For more information, please contact Jeff Supak at jsupak@globalgreen.org or (504) 525-2121.
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 Outreach
Beverly Jackson

Resiliency Manager for Coastal Restoration and Community Awareness 
Rachel Pickens