97 posts categorized "About CSED"

  • 01/28/2016
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

The Academy of Our Lady Students Volunteer to Lend a Hand

We are so grateful to the students and teachers from The Academy of Our Lady in Marrero who volunteered with us today!  Many hands helped gather leaves for composting, weeded and collected moonflower seeds at our Dauphine Community Garden, and also worked with Garden On Mars.  Thank you one and all for your service!

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  • 01/22/2016
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Climate Confusion

With our ying yang weather, our citrus orchards are producing their fragrant flowers and the butterflies and honey bees are taking full advantage of the nectar in our Dauphine Community Garden.  Meanwhile, across the neighborhood in our Butterfly Island on our Florida lots, the monarch butterfly caterpillar devours milkweed.

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  • 01/07/2016
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

"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 Chrysalis Butterfly Island Florida Ave

Chrysalis Collage

 

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  • 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

 

  • 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

 

  • 10/27/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

L9 Neighbors Merlisa & Daniel Pugh enjoy romaine lettuce harvest from CSED Chartres Street Garden

L9 Neighbors Merlisa & Daniel Pugh Edited Chartres Garden Greens

Stop by our office at 5227 Chartres Street to learn more about gardening in raised beds or call Kathy Muse 504-939-9028.

  • 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
In This Issue
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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  • 09/10/2015
  • 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.  
 
In This Issue
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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