21 posts categorized "Events"

  • 06/09/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Lower 9 News

Wonderful young volunteers from Newark, NJ
 
CSED was thrilled to welcome back the wonderful volunteers from North Star Academy and Vailsburg Middle School of Newark, NJ. This was their second time working with us. If you'd like help from our volunteers, please contact CSED Volunteer Manager Warrenetta Banks at 504-939-9012. 
Paid youth summer internships
The Renaissance Project is operating their 2nd Annual Regrowing Community Summer Youth Employment Program from June 15 - July 24, 2015 with a two-day orientation beginning June 11th. Each intern will work 25 hours per week and be paid $10 per hour. This is a great opportunity for youth workers to learn about local businesses and organizations. 
Applications due today, June 5. Apply now. 
Capstone raw honey available 
Capstone Raw Honey is now available for purchase. Ten ounce jars (half pint) are $5 and 20 ounce jars (pint) are $10.  The honey will be available at Capstone Farmers Market Fridays, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. at 5001 N. Claiborne Ave. It is also available at Urban Roots Garden Center, 2375 Tchoupitoulas St. You can even arrange for the honey to be delivered to your home. The money from the honey helps pay for food that Capstone grows and gives away to those in need as well as other Capstone projects in the Lower 9th Ward. 
 
For more information, contact David at 504-534-5443 or  capstonehoney@gmail.com
Sanchez Community Center now open
Have you been to the new Sanchez Community Center? It's a beautiful facility which includes a pool, basketball court and gym. Visit the center today at 1616 Caffin Ave. 
Sweet treats at Galvez Goodies
Stop by Galvez Goodies today. Beat the summer heat with one of their snoballs.
They even have a spacewalk for the kids. Galvez Goodies is located on the corner of Caffin and Galvez.
Make It Right open house
 
Make It Right will host an open house next Saturday, June 13, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at 5007 North Roman Street. Get a tour of their model home and take the first step toward homeownership. 
RSVP online or by phone at 504-620-3200.
In This Issue
Now Hiring: AmeriCorps
 
Project Homecoming is currently recruiting AmeriCorps members to serve in the 2015-2016 service year! They are looking for individuals who are motivated and passionate about safe, affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization, and helping displaced families return home to New Orleans. 
 
For more information about the AmeriCorps program, visit nationalservice.gov
 
To apply for an AmeriCorps position with Project Homecoming, visit projecthomecoming.net.
Holy Cross Neighborhood Association meeting
Meet your neighbors and learn more about what's going on in our community at the Holy Cross Neighborhood Association meeting this Thursday, June 11, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at Greater Little Zion Church, 5130 Chartres Street. 
 
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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  • 05/06/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

GiveNOLA Day results are in...Thanks A Million!!!

 
CSED is truly thankful for everyone who supported us for GiveNOLA Day, May 5th.  Because of your generous support, we received 73 gifts totaling $4,601.   More than 500 non-profit organizations in the Greater New Orleans area participated in the 2nd annual GiveNOLA Day.  In just 24 hours, the event received 34,539 gifts totaling over $4 million. 
  • 05/05/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Join us this Friday at our Outdoor Wetland Education Center

Please join us as we celebrate the completion of the CSED Outdoor Wetland Education Center this Friday, May 8, 11:45 a.m., at Caffin & Florida Avenues. Tulane City Center students made it happen and will be on hand to share their incredible design/build process.

Check out the planting plan and building scheme. 

See photos of the design/build!

  • 05/04/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

GiveNOLA Day - Tomorrow May 5th - Thank you for supporting the Lower 9th Ward CSED!!

Please support the CSED - Donate online starting at midnight tonight!

GiveNOLA Photo

  • 05/01/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Join Us for Mother Earth Day Saturday May 9th

 
 
Please join us and celebrate
 
Mother Earth Day
Saturday, May 9th, 10am - 1pm 
All Souls Episcopal Church
5500 St. Claude Avenue
 
There will be free food and refreshments, a solar derby race, and much more. 
 
For more information
contact Rachel Pickens
rapickensl9@sustainthenine.org
 
 
  • 04/10/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Rain or Shine We Will Connect The Nine!

 
 
A hearty thanks to those residents and friends who came out despite the threatening weather on Saturday, April 4th, for the 3rd Annual Connect-the-Nine Community Bike Ride! 
 
For more information about our campaign for a safe, dedicated crossing for pedestrians and bikers over the St. Claude Bridge, visit www.bikeeasy.org. 
 
 
  • 09/29/2014
  • Posted by Vincent Fedeli

Green Apple Day of Service @ the Center

Green Apple Day of Service

USGBC's Green Apple Day of Service volunteers perform work on the CENTER over the weekend.  Volunteers from LA insulated the back of the CENTER with polyiso insulation, caulked ceiling boards, painted and installed insulation around the perimeter - under the house.  Thank you USGBC, & thank you volunteers for all of the hard work!  We hope to see you again soon!

  • 07/25/2014
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Community Meeting Saturday 8/2/2014 Re Rezoning of Florida Ave Properties

The CSED owns the vacant lots at 2639 Caffin Avenue, 5620 Florida Avenue, 2636 and 2640 Lamanche Streets. The site is currently zoned as residential. In order for CSED to use the property as a visitor and learning center along with office space, its zoning must be changed to B-1 to accommodate a non-residential use.  We are required to apply for approval to change the site’s zoning designation. Our application must be heard by the City Planning Commission and the City Council. We anticipate this approval process will take several months. 

If you own property in the area, or are otherwise interested in the neighborhood, I am inviting you to a meeting where you can learn more about what we propose and have an opportunity to present your questions or concerns.  We are required to do this before we submit our application to the City Planning Commission. 

This meeting will take place:    Saturday, August 2, 2014, at 10:00 a.m.

                                                              2636 Lamanche Street, New Orleans, LA 70117 

At the meeting, a sign-in sheet will be provided to obtain phone numbers and/or email addresses so that we can keep you updated if there are any changes to the plans.

We see the site as a great opportunity to develop environmental education and connect the community and visitors with their natural surroundings.  The CSED initially plans to install a modular classroom building on the vacant lot at 2636 Lamanche Street in late 2014 or early 2015.  Future plans include building a Lower 9 Environmental Learning and Research Center. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or comments.  I hope to see you at the meeting on Saturday, August 2, 2014, 10a.m., at 2636 Lamanche Street.

Arthur Johnson, Executive Director                                   Phone: (504)324-9955  

       

  • 07/07/2014
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Community Meeting 7/12/14 Re: Rezoning 5227 Chartres Street

July 7, 2014 

Dear Neighbor: 

I am contacting you on behalf of the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement & Development (CSED).  The CSED owns the building and property at 5227 Chartres Street between Lizardi and Egania Streets. The site is currently zoned as residential. In order for CSED to use the property as a visitor and learning center along with office space, its zoning must be changed to B-1 to accommodate a non-residential use.  We are required to apply for approval to change the site’s zoning designation. Our application must be heard by the City Planning Commission and the City Council. We anticipate this approval process will take several months. 

Because you own property in the area, or are otherwise interested in the neighborhood, I am inviting you to a meeting where you can learn more about what we propose and have an opportunity to present your questions or concerns.  We are required to do this before we submit our application to the City Planning Commission. 

This meeting will take place:            Saturday, July 12, 2014, at 11:00 a.m.

                                                                      5227 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70117 

At the meeting, a sign-in sheet will be provided to obtain email addresses so that we can keep you updated if there are any changes to the plans. 

We see the site as a great opportunity to reduce blight in the neighborhood. The CSED is renovating this historic, 100 year old barge board house into a learning center.  The center will showcase energy efficiency upgrades and primarily serve as an educational center for the Lower 9th Ward community. We estimate work will be complete in late 2014. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or comments.  I hope to see you at the meeting on Saturday, July 12, 2014, 11a.m., at 5227 Chartres Street. 

Sincerely, 

Arthur Johnson, Executive Director

Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement & Development (CSED) 

5130 Chartres Street - Post Office Box 770407 - New Orleans LA 70177-0407

Phone: (504)324-9955         Fax: (504)267-5583

www.sustainthenine.org     

 

  • 04/08/2014
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Connect the 9 Community Rides On

Bike Ride Sign Up CollageLevee Ride Collage Coming Down Levee at Global Green Finish at Bayou Bienvenue Platform