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3 posts from December 2015

  • 12/31/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

THANK YOU!



You made a difference in 2015!

 
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This year, 25 volunteer groups gave time and energy to work with CSED and help rebuild our Lower 9th Ward community.
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These amazing volunteer groups came from all over the country and donated more than 337 hours of talent to help build community gardens, an outdoor education center and a labyrinth of love. 
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Because of our volunteers and generous supporters, CSED was able to help more than 130 families rebuild in our community. 
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Because of your support, CSED received one very special gift this year: a brand new home, CSED's Energy Efficiency Education Center! 
Your continued support helped make 2015 a great year for CSED and our Lower 9th Ward community. Help make 2016 an even better year by making a tax-deductible donation by Dec. 31.
  • 12/11/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Newsletter December 11, 2015

First annual Holladay Market 

 

The Lower 9 Collaborative invites neighbors to the first annual Holladay Market shopping extravaganza. The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 12, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 13, 12 noon - 3 p.m. 

Come out and enjoy vendors, open mic, raffles, live music and festive libations all in one place. 

For more information, contact Bill at 504-460-2689
Free kayaking lessons

 

CSED is partnering with Kayak-iti-Yat to offer free kayaking lessons to community members 14 years or older. Lessons will take place at Bayou St. John Saturday, December 12, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. No experience is necessary and life jackets will be provided. 

If you have questions, would like to sign up, or would like transportation to the event, please e-info@kayakitiyat.com  or call 512-964-9499
Updates from Sankofa Market

 
Get your fresh rosemary wreaths
 Garden on Mars, an urban garden project that transforms vacant lots into gardens, will have fresh rosemary wreaths  this Saturday, Dec. 12, at The Sankofa Market (corner of St. Claude and Forstall). For the low cost of $10, you can enjoy  the same rosemary we grow for chefs. You can roast chicken with it or even make rosemary oil for your hair and skin, after using it as a holiday wreath.To learn more about gardening with Garden on Mars, call Jeanette at 504-669-3814 or email erin@gardenonmars.com
Healthy holiday celebration 
 
On Saturday, December 19, you are invited to the Grand Opening and Healthy Holiday Celebration at the Sankofa Fresh Stop Market.
 
The celebration will include a fresh produce and seafood market, kids activities, health screenings, mobile petting zoo, Affordable Care Act enrollment, WIC benefits enrollment, pre-natal information for mothers and more. 
Water Wise workshop
 
 
Water Wise NOLA is holding its last workshop of the year  in Gentilly this Saturday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. Don't miss out on an opportunity to learn how rain gardens, rain barrels, bioswales and planter boxes can help prevent localized flooding while protecting the water quality of Lake Pontchartrain and adding natural beauty to your neighborhood. 
 
Parent student orientation for NAACP scholarship opportunities
 
The New Orleans NAACP ACT-SO program is seeking bright and talented students to compete for cash and the opportunity to obtain college scholarships. Parents and interested students in grades 9 - 12 are invited to attend an orientation to learn more Saturday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m. at Southern University New Orleans (6400 Press Drive). For more information, contact Brenda Jackson at brendajackson24@gmail.com or Le'Kedra Robertson at (985)215-2333.
Free annual toy giveaway 


Families with children ages 12 and under are invited to attend a free holiday toy giveaway Saturday, Dec. 19, 7 a.m. - 10 a.m., at Xavier's Convocation Center, 7900 Stroelitz St. 
 

Joseph Crachiola: The Journey Gallery & Open House 
December 1-31, 2015
5120 Royal Street
Open by appointment
In This Issue
NOLA smart phone app helps with nutritional guidance, restaurant menu recommendations 
 
Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the City of New Orleans Health Department encourage residents of and visitors to New Orleans to download the recently launched Fit NOLA smart phone application to receive personalized nutritional guidance from Ochsner Health System's Eat Fit NOLA initiative. The FIT NOLA app also contains information from dozens of local health and fitness initiatives and more than 200 Fit NOLA coalition member organizations.
 
New Orleans Ranked 4th in National Report About Cities Advancing Black Male Achievement
 
Last week, the City of New Orleans was ranked fourth in a report released by the Campaign for Black Male Achievement, The Promise of Place: Cities Advancing Black Male Achievement. The report tracks and analyzes Black Male Achievement work happening in cities across the U.S and is the first of its kind. New Orleans achieved the highest scores for City-led commitment with its NOLA FOR LIFE initiative and national initiatives like Cities United and My Brother's Keeper.
 
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
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  • 12/04/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Newsletter December 4, 2015

Free kayaking lessons


CSED is partnering with Kayak-iti-Yat to offer free kayaking lessons to community members 14 years or older. The event will take place at Bayou St. John Saturday, December 12, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. No experience is necessary and life jackets will be provided. 

If you have questions, would like to sign up, or would like transportation to the event, please e-info@kayakitiyat.com  or call 512-964-9499. 
First annual Holladay Market 


The Lower 9 Collaborative invites neighbors to the first annual Holladay Market shopping extravaganza. The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 12, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 13, 12 noon - 3 p.m. 

The celebration will include vendors, open min, raffles, live music and festive libations all in one place. 

For more information, contact Bill at 504-460-2689. 
"Big TREEsy" 1,000 Tree Giveaway
 
Entergy is partnering with the city of New Orleans to give away 1,000 trees this weekend, and it's completely free! The giveaway will take place Saturday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m. - noon at the City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways, 2829 Gentilly Blvd. There will be more than 30 types of trees to choose from, with a limit of one free tree per resident. Extra trees will be available for $15. 
HCNA annual Christmas Party
 
Bring your favorite potluck dish and celebrate with neighbors at the annual Holy Cross Neighborhood Association Christmas Party this Thursday, Dec. 10, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at The Sanchez Center.  
 
For more information, contact Rodney Dejoie at 504-451-8168 or rodneyd@gmail.com.
Fall Closing Celebration at the
Guerrilla Garden 


 
Join the Guerrilla Garden to celebrate the end of the Fall 2015 Season. The Fall 2015 Closing Celebration is fun for the whole family with food, music, face painting, a raffle, a mini-market, and birthday cake. The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Guerrilla Garden, 600 Charbonnet Street, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. with a special awards ceremony at 3 p.m.  
Free Native Plants workshop
 
Groundwork New Orleans invites you to learn about native plants and their many uses, including making tea. It's a free workshop this Saturday, Dec. 5, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. at The New Orleans Healing Center Earth Lab, 2372 St. Claude Ave.
Holy Cross Holiday Home Tour 
 


Stop by the Holy Cross Holiday Home tour this Tuesday, Dec. 8, beginning at 5p.m. The tour will make the following stops: 6038 St. Claude, 6030 N. Rampart, 5605 Dauphine, 5101 Dauphine, 5438 Chartres, 6119 Burgundy, 808 Delery, 635 Tricou and end with food, libations and music at 6232 Dauphine. 
Winter gardening tips

Keep your garden beautiful with these tips from LSU's Ag Center. 
 
Free seminar to become a licensed claims adjuster
 
If you'd like to become a licensed claims adjuster or gain knowledge of the industry, take advantage of a free seminar this Wednesday, Dec. 9, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Southern University at New Orleans (corner of Press Drive and Leon C. Simon). The event will take place in the Small Business Incubator, Room 171. 
 
To register, contact Diana Thomas at 504-284-5512 or dthomas@suno.edu, or contact Corrine Hernan at 504-284-5514 or cherman@suno.edu
Parent student orientation for NAACP scholarship opportunities
 
The New Orleans NAACP ACT-SO program is seeking bright and talented students to compete for cash and the opportunity to obtain college scholarships. Parents and interested students in grades 9 - 12 are invited to attend an orientation to learn more Saturday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m. at Southern University New Orleans (6400 Press Drive). For more information, contact Brenda Jackson at brendajackson24@gmail.com or Le'Kedra Robertson at (985)215-2333.
Free annual toy giveaway 


Families with children ages 12 and under are invited to attend a free holiday toy giveaway Saturday, Dec. 19, 7 a.m. - 10 a.m., at Xavier's Convocation Center, 7900 Stroelitz St. 
 
In This Issue
Recap: Festival of Lights

Special thanks to everyone who was able to attend our Festival of Lights event. We had a great time! 
Art home tour and sale in Holy Cross

Creative Alliance of New Orleans will feature local artwork for sale at its 5th annual Downriver Art Home Tour and Sale. The tour will go from Holy Cross to Poydras on Dec. 5, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
 
Upcoming community events 

Youth Explosion Gospel Celebration
Saturday, Dec. 5, 
3 p.m.
Lower Ninth House of Music
1205 Charbonnet St. 
 
For more information, call 504-328-4860.
Joseph Crachiola: The Journey Gallery & Open House 
December 1-31, 2015 Opening: December 6, 2015, 4-8 PM
5120 Royal Street
Open by appointment
 
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