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  • 02/26/2016
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Newsletter February 26, 2016

Vote daily to help CSED win a share of $50,000
Vote Every day!
To assist the endeavors of local non-profits in our community, Gulf Coast Bank rewards a total of $50,000 to the top 10 local non-profits voted on by the community. Voting will take place online through March 15, 2016.
Guerrilla Garden Spring Kick-Off Party

The Backyard Gardeners Network invites the community to celebrate the opening of the Guerrilla Garden at a special kick-off party. The event will take place Saturday, Feb. 27, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. at the Guerrilla Garden, 600 Charbonnet Street. 
Enjoy free food, music, a mini-market, family activities and face painting from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. and a Spring planting workshop at 3 p.m. 
For more information, call 504-875-2948 or e-mail info@backyardgardenersnetwork.org
Learn how to manage stormwater on your property

Waterwise NOLA will host an open house at Nilima Mwendo's home to assess for stormwater management and show visitors how to assess and plan for stormwater management on their own property. The event will take place this Saturday, Feb. 27, 9 a.m - 10 a.m. at Nilima Mwendo's home, 834 Jourdan Ave. 
For more information, contact Jeff Supak at jsupak@globalgreen.org or 504-525-2121. 
A night of PoEATry at Cafe Dauphine 

Tekrema Center for Art and Culture will host their monthly gathering to celebrate food, poetry, music and friends Monday, Feb. 29, 7 p.m. at Cafe Dauphine, 5229 Dauphine St. 
Pre-construction community meeting 
The City of New Orleans, Department of Public Works and Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans will host a pre-construction meeting to discuss repairs to Hurricane Katrina-damaged roads and infrastructure in the Lower Ninth Ward. The following streets will be impacted: Jourdan Ave., Florida Ave., Caffin Ave. and N. Claiborne Ave. 
The pre-construction meeting will take place Wednesday, March 2, 6 p.m. at The Sanchez Multi-Purpose Center, 1616 Caffin Ave. 
Updates from Garden on Mars 

Learn how to grow your own food with Garden on Mars! They'll be hosting a free, weekly gardening workshop every Saturday morning in March, 9 a.m. -11 a.m., at 2435 Charbonnet St. E-mail erin@gardenonmars.com  to register and visit their website for more information. 

2016 New Orleans Growing Calendar 
Garden on Mars is also selling calendars for $10. 
Get yours today. 
Free documentary screening with focus on early childhood 

Mark your calendars for a free screening of "The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation", a five-part documentary series that aims to reframe the way Americans look at early child health and development. The screening will take place Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Sanchez Center, 1616 Caffin Ave., with episodes "Signature Hour" and Wounded Places". 
Villa St. Maurice is now taking applications
Villa St. Maurice, located at 500 St. Maurice Ave., has plans to open this Spring. Seniors 62 and over and persons under 62 who require features of an accessible unit can apply today. Amenities include access to a van service, beauty parlor, outdoor seating, laundry facility, computer/library room and fitness center. Rent is affordable and based on income. For more information, call 504-227-3313 or 504-944-0512. 

Paid youth internship 

Limitless Vistas, Inc
. is recruiting for a new class, which begins March 9. It's an environmental conservation workforce development and job training program for youth ages 18 - 24 years old. Participants will earn industry-recognized certifications and skills to work as environmental technicians, and a stipend of $210 every two weeks. 
For more information, call 504-529-4301 or e-mail scallaway@limitlessvistas.org.
Volunteers needed for Movin' for LIFE's Community Coalition 
Movin' for LIFE is seeking volunteers for their community coalition. Their goal is to foster partnerships and create resources within the community to improve physical activity levels and enhance quality of life. Members must be 18 years or older, live in New Orleans East or the Ninth Ward and be able to meet once a month. 

To join or get more information, contact Revonda Daresbourg at 504-988-7410 or e-mail rdarens@tulane.edu
In This Issue
CSED Lower 9 Resource Guide 
CSED is preparing the 4th edition of our Lower 9 Resource Guide. We encourage all Lower 9 business owners, churches and organizations to send us your updated information by the end of February 2016.  
If you'd like to submit information for the guide, please contact Beverly Jackson at 504 324-9955 or 504 756-1204. 
Save the Date: Connect the Nine
Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual Connect the 9 Community Bike Ride Saturday, April 2. 
All are welcomed to attend the next Connect the 9 committee meeting Wednesday, March 9, 6 p.m., at the Global Green house, 409 Andry St. 
To get involved, visit www.facebook.com/connectthe9 or call 504-861-4835. 
Now hiring

The Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance is hiring a Road Home Liaison Group Case Manager.
City to host Neighborhood Engagement events
The city of New Orleans will host two Neighborhood Engagement events:  Neighborhood Leaders Roundtable on Public Safety Saturday, March 5, and a weekly Civic Leadership Academy each Wednesday, starting March 30. 
Free business information sessions
Learn about business opportunities with New Orleans' festivals at a free business information session, hosted by the city of New Orleans. A total of five sessions will take place each Wednesday through March 16. For more information, call 504-658-4237 or e-mail mmfrazier@nola.gov.
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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