38 posts categorized "Lower 9 People"

  • 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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  • 05/05/2015
  • 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

Almost There...Moving In Soon to Our New Location at 5227 Chartres

Porch and Wheelchair Ramp

 

Our move-in date is getting closer and closer. 

Last week, Charles Reddick worked on the beautiful porch (originally constructed by Historic Green) and the wheelchair ramp. 

It's looking good y'all!

P.S. The raised garden beds and the rain garden were installed by Historic Green during their Spring Greening 2015. 

 
 
 
  • 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
 
 

Support CSED on GiveNOLA Day, May 5, 2015

Support CSED for GiveNOLA Day, this Tuesday, May 5. Last year, we raised $6,009 for the Lower 9th Ward CSED. We've set our goal this year at $10,000 and 300 donors.
 
Your support will help us to continue our rebuilding work with Lower 9th Ward residents, in the Bayou Bienvenue Triangle, with food security through community gardens, and the renovation of our new office and energy efficiency/environmental education center. 
 
Donate to CSED for GiveNOLA Day.    We are most grateful for your support!
  • 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. 
 
 
  • 03/03/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED & Tulane City Center Partner to Create Outdoor Wetland Education Center

CSED has partnered with Tulane City Center to create an outdoor wetland education center on two of our lots at Florida & Caffin Avenues. The project aims to raise awareness of coastal restoration efforts by creating a K-12 environmental learning space that will include exhibits on local plants, outdoor classroom space, a bio swale and rain garden, and access to kayaks that will encourage hands-on learning directly adjacent to the Bayou Bienvenue Triangle.  The existing cypress and red maple trees, the community orchard and the butterfly island will remain and be enhanced.  Planting Plan Wetland Ed Center

You can view the entire project plan at our office at 5130 Chartres Street or just stop by the site.  As always, we welcome and value your comments as we "Sustain the Nine!" Building Scheme

  • 10/03/2014
  • Posted by Vincent Fedeli

#Sustain the Nine - Support CSED KickStarter Campaign!

 

5227 Chartres (the Center) Before

 

The VISION:  Download PERSPECTIVE 011414

The CAMPAIGN: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/312337143/the-center-a-sustainable-historic-house

  • 09/05/2014
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Lower 9 Neighbors Harvest CSED Dauphine Community Garden

Dauphine Neighbors Harvest

Lower 9th Ward Neighbors harvest watermelon, rosemary, and mint at the CSED Dauphine Community Garden at 4819 Dauphine Street. Stop by often to gather whatever is growing or contact Kathy Muse, CSED Program Coordinator, for more information at 504-939-9028. This garden is a blight beautification project of the Lower 9th Ward CSED.

  • 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