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  • 01/19/2016
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Newsletter January 19, 2016

Volunteer Spotlight: Northpoint Academy 


CSED was pleased to welcome the amazing volunteers from Northpoint Academy in Arizona. They helped with gardening/landscaping work and projects at Galvez Goodies. 

Do you need volunteers? We can help!
CSED is looking for more Lower 9 residents who could use help from our awesome volunteers. In March, we'll welcome hundreds of spring break volunteers into our community. Let them give you a hand! 
To sign up, stop by our new office at 5227 Chartres St. or give us a call at 
Hanging in there
An exciting new development for a Happy New Year! We have our first monarch butterfly chrysalis hanging from the milkweed in the butterfly island at our Environmental Learning & Research Center!

Learn more about the importance of monarch butterflies at Hanging In There.
Now hiring - TCA job fair 
Total Community Action is hiring! Stop by the pre-job fair and interviewing bootcamp Wednesday, Jan. 20, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. at 1424 S. Jeff Davis Pkwy. This event is designed to help applicants prepare for the job fair Thursday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 1416 Jeff Davis Pkwy. Please dress for success and bring resumes, as on-site interviews are possible. 
Available positions include assistant teacher, caregiver, center aide, custodian, student assistant, family advocate, food service technician, health & nutrition manager, teacher and information & referral specialist. For more information, visit www.tca-nola.org or call 504-872-0338
Tiny House Mixer with Make it Right

It's the tiny house you have to see to believe. Make it Right invites you to their Tiny House Open House, January 30, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 1732 Forstall.  At this special open house, you can tour the Lower 9's first Tiny House, previously featured on the TV show "Tiny House Nation". 
The house is one bedroom, one bath, 496 square feet, and it's priced at $100,000.
City of New Orleans to host training sessions for contractors on "HireNOLA" and DBE program

The City of New Orleans will kick off a series of free seminars to provide training on its new Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) contract and labor compliance software systems and HireNOLA policy. The trainings are open to the public and will be held at Delgado Community College City Park Campus, H. Giles Hall, 615 City Park Av., New Orleans, LA 70119.
In This Issue
Now Hiring: Backyard Gardeners Network 
The Backyard Gardeners Network has open positions for Youth Outreach Co-Coordinator, Outreach Coordinator and Youth interns. 
From blighted lots to flourishing mini-farms: The Lower 9th Ward's 'Garden on Mars'
On an unseasonably warm day, just a week before Christmas, the plants seemed confused in the Lower 9th Ward's Garden on Mars. Early fall plantings of cherry tomatoes and basil hung on mightily next to cool-weather-loving rows of lettuces, kale, Swiss chard and broccoli.
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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