110 posts categorized "CSED News"

  • 01/29/2016
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Newsletter January 29, 2016

Volunteer Spotlight: Marquette University 


The wonderful volunteers from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin returned once again to volunteer with CSED. We've had the opportunity to welcome several groups from Marquette University over the years, and are always thankful for their hard work in our Lower 9th Ward community. 

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 
504-324-9955.
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. 
Tiny House Mixer with Make it Right
 

Great things come in small packages. 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.
Grow your business at the Sankofa Fresh Market
 
Are you interested in selling your products at the Sankofa Fresh Stop Market? Are you developing your small business? Have you always wanted to start selling your food products? Apply to be a vendor at the Sankofa Fresh Stop Market. Preference will be given to applicants who live, work, or partner with groups in the Lower Ninth Ward area. Some products they are accepting include specialty organically grown produce, preserves, canned homegrown vegetables and fruits, yard eggs, artisan breads, flowers, and baked goods. For more information, contact Food Access Coordinator Grace Williams at grace@sankofanola.org.
Developer looking to build 'cohousing' community in Lower 9th Ward
 
A cluster of partially developed blocks in the Lower 9th Ward could become home to a development that uses shared space for activities such as meals, child care, gardening and recreation, in an effort to build a sense of community that backers say is all too lacking in traditional neighborhoods.
 
Lot Next Door 3.0 Program Relaunch

The New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) is re-launching the Lot Next Door program to dispose of its remaining eligible Lot Next Door properties.

Interested and Eligible Lot Next Door Buyers MUST notify NORA of intent to purchase a Lot Next Door Property by completing an EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) FORM on NORA's websiteIf you have questions, please contact the Lot Next Door Program Office at 504-658-4422.
Gardening With Youth 101
 
The LSU AgCenter Horticulture staff invites parents, teachers and community members to a "Gardening with Youth" class Thursday, February 11, 9:00 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Corpus Christi Community Center, 2022 St. Bernard Ave. Learn about the easiest plants to grow with the least amount of maintenance and stress when working with youth in gardens. 
 
Attendees are welcome to bring youth with them as 4-H Youth Development Agents will be providing activities for kids during the class.

For additional information, or to register, please contact the office at (504)658-2900.
More police presence in your neighborhood
 
NOPD Chief Michael Harrison announced a new deployment strategy that will create a surge in neighborhood patrols by putting nearly 100 additional officers on New Orleans streets--that means increased police presence, reduced response times, and deterred crimes of opportunity in your community. The new plan also extends community policing responsibilities to all NOPD officers, who are trained to provide quality-of-life services to residents.
In This Issue
Now Hiring: Evacuteer


Evacuteer is looking for a qualified new full-time Program and Volunteer Manager. 
 
Property tax deadline extended
The City of New Orleans issued a reminder that Monday, February 1, 2016, is the payment deadline for 2016 property taxes. Residents are strongly encouraged to pay their property taxes online or by mail on or before Monday, Feb. 1 to avoid long lines at City Hall.
 
Teaching garden in Lower 9th Ward expands LSU AgCenter's outreach
On 26 formerly blighted lots in the Lower 9th Ward, a nonprofit community farm grows fresh food for those in need, and it recently teamed up with the LSU AgCenter to expand its outreach. 

Capstone, a nonprofit founded by David Young, grows vegetable gardens and fruit trees and keeps bees and goats in an area where access to fresh food is limited.

Free high tunnel production workshop
 
The LSU AG Center is hosting a series of free high tunnel production workshops, kicking off here in Lower 9. The workshop will take place Feb. 16, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. at the Sanchez Multipurpose Center, 1616 Caffin Ave. 
 
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

 

  • 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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  • 01/19/2016
  • 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 
504-324-9955.
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
  • 01/08/2016
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Newsletter January 8, 2016

Volunteer Spotlight: UC Berkeley

 

This week, CSED welcomed our first volunteer group of the new year, wonderful students from University of California, Berkeley. 
Now Hiring: Backyard Gardeners Network
 
The Backyard Gardeners Network has open positions for Youth Outreach Co-Coordinator, Outreach Coordinator and Youth interns. 

Cameras in Hand, New Orleanians Capture A Changing Community
 
 
Last summer, National Geographic partnered with Lower 9 photographers Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun to offer a two-day photo workshop. 
 
Free weekly gardening workshop kicks off this weekend 
 
Learn how to grow veggies, fruits, flowers, and herbs at Garden on Mars' free weekly gardening workshops. They'll take place every Saturday in January, (Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30) from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at 2435 Charbonnet St. 

If you're interested in earning extra money, you can even learn how to grow for chefs and florists in town who want to support local growers like yourself. E-mail erin@gardenonmars.com to sign up.
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.
 
Prayers for peace in 2016
 



Join NOLA Interfaith Peace Initiative
 for an interfaith prayer for peace gathering this Tuesday, Jan. 12, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The gathering will take place at St. Pius X Church, 6666 Spanish Fort Blvd. For more information, call Joe Givens at 504-416-0679 or visit their website
Faces of Holy Cross: An Impulse Redo on Caffin Street

 
Meet new Holy Cross neighbors Jane Castillo and Gene Benda and hear about their journey restoring their new Caffin Street home.
 
Their story...
 
In This Issue
Help design the Claiborne & Reynes Tire Shop Redevelopment
 
 
Contribute to the conversation at the tire shop redevelopment community meeting this Thursday, Jan. 14, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in the first floor meeting room of the Sanchez Community Center, 1616 Caffin Ave. 
Neighborhood Participation Program Study Extended 

The New Orleans City Planning Commission is extending the study for the Neighborhood Participation Program (NPP). The study is considering modifications to the NPP to further enhance early notification and the dissemination of information related to development projects. The NPP Study will be considered at the City Planning Commission's February 23, 2016 meeting. More information on the NPP is available on the CPC 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 Outreach
Beverly Jackson

Resiliency Manager for Coastal Restoration and Community Awareness 
Rachel Pickens
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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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  • 12/31/2015
  • 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

 

  • 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