• 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

 

  • 11/13/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Newsletter November 13, 2015

We've moved: new office space for CSED
 
CSED offices have moved, but not very far. Come visit us at our new office, just a block away from the old one, at 5227 Chartres Street.
Volunteer Spotlight: Men of Zion
 
Last week, CSED welcomed 35 amazing volunteers from the Men of Zion. Year after year, they return to volunteer and uplift residents in our Lower 9th Ward Community. 
City of New Orleans Neighborhood Summit this weekend

CSED is partnering with the Mayor's Neighborhood Engagement Office for the 2015 New Orleans Neighborhood Summit. It's a free, one-day conference featuring skill-building workshops in topics such as Discovering community leadership, Resilient New Orleans, Housing NOLA and Working strategically with government.  The Summit takes place Saturday, November 14, in the Professional Sciences Building on the campus of Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., beginning at 9 a.m. 

1st Annual Holladay Market 

The Lower 9 Collaborative is hosting the first annual Holladay Market shopping extravaganza Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 12, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. This event is a great time for the entire community to enjoy open mic, live music, shopping and festive libations in one place. This celebration will take place at 1123 Lamanche Street. 
 
If you'd like to be a merchant or get more information, please contact Bill at 504-460-2689. 
Fresh produce at Sankofa FRESH Stop Market 
 
Sankofa Logo FRESH Stop Market will be open this Saturday, Nov. 14 at 5029 St Claude Ave, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Stop by to get your fresh produce, local greens and citrus. 
Apply today for EPA Youth Advisory Group
 
EPA is seeking young adults, ages 18 to 29, who are involved in climate change efforts and/or advocacy, to apply to be part of a "first-of-its-kind" youth-led advisory work group to assist the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) in developing advice and recommendations to help EPA in developing best practices to address climate change concerns. Applications are due Monday, Nov. 30. 
 
In This Issue
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. 
Fall gardening tips
 
As the weather changes, LSU Ag Center offers tips to help you care for your garden this fall. 

Upcoming community events 
 
Make it Right Open House
Sunday, Nov. 15
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
1705 Jourdan Ave.
 
New Orleans 360: When Child Support Becomes a Debtors' Prison 
Thursday, Nov. 19
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
Dillard University Georges Auditorium, Professional Schools and Sciences Building 2601 Gentilly Boulevard 
 
Soul-A-Bration Gumbo Gala Fundraiser
Friday, Nov. 20
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
All Souls Episcopal Church & Community Center 
5500 St. Claude Ave.  
 
Healing Waters
Sunday, Nov. 22
2 p.m. -5 p.m. 
5620 Florida Ave.
A community gathering focusing on the complex relationship New Orleanians have with water. There will be healing arts, story circles, and acupuncture. 
 
Festival of Water & Light
Sunday, Nov.22
5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
5620 Florida Ave. and Bayou Bienvenue Platform  
An opportunity for residents and other to reflect and heal their relationship with water by using light and art. 
 
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

 

  • 11/06/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Newsletter November 6, 2015

Mustard Greens flourish in the CSED Garden 
 
Lower 9 neighbor Ike takes home mustard greens harvested from
CSED Chartres Street garden.
Volunteer Spotlight: Marquette University

CSED is thankful for the wonderful volunteers from Marquette University. They've made many trips to volunteer in our community over the past few years. Here they are putting the final touches on the New Sankofa Market, located at the corner of St. Claude and Forstall. 
Final days to register for City of New Orleans Neighborhood Summit 

CSED is partnering with the Mayor's Neighborhood Engagement Office for the 2015 New Orleans Neighborhood Summit. It's a free, one-day conference featuring skill-building workshops in topics such as Discovering community leadership, Resilient New Orleans, Housing NOLA and Working strategically with government.  The Summit takes place next Saturday, November 14, in the Professional Sciences Building on the campus of Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., beginning at 9 a.m. 

1st Annual Holladay Market 

The Lower 9 Collaborative is hosting the first annual Holladay Market shopping extravaganza Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 12, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. This event is a great time for the entire community to enjoy open mic, live music, shopping and festive libations in one place. This celebration will take place at 1123 Lamanche Street. 
 
If you'd like to be a merchant or get more information, please contact Bill at 504-460-2689. 
Support the Heart Walk and neighbor Robert Green 

Lower 9 neighbor Robert Green has changed his lifestyle and lost weight to prevent heart disease. Support him and the American Heart Association by making a donation to the Heart Walk today. 

Apply today for EPA Youth Advisory Group
 
EPA is seeking young adults, ages 18 to 29, who are involved in climate change efforts and/or advocacy, to apply to be part of a "first-of-its-kind" youth-led advisory work group to assist the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) in developing advice and recommendations to help EPA in developing best practices to address climate change concerns. Applications are due Monday, Nov. 30. 
 
In This Issue
Upcoming community events 
 
Fish Fry
Friday, Nov. 6
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
All Souls Episcopal Church
& Community Center
5500 St. Claude Ave.  
 
Equity in the Water Sector Workshop
Monday, Nov. 9
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
Propeller
4035 Washington Ave.
Register today
 
Free PresHall Brass Band Concert
Tuesday, Nov. 10
(and every Tuesday this month)
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
1235 Deslonde St.  
 
Tire Shop Redevelopment Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 12
5:30 p.m - 7:30 p.m.
Sánchez Center 
1616 Caffin Ave. 
 
Make it Right Open House
Sunday, Nov. 15
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
1705 Jourdan Ave.
 
New Orleans 360: When Child Support Becomes a Debtors' Prison 
Thursday, Nov. 19
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
Dillard University Georges Auditorium, Professional Schools and Sciences Building 2601 Gentilly Boulevard 
 
Soul-A-Bration Gumbo Gala Fundraiser
Friday, Nov. 20
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
All Souls Episcopal Church & Community Center 
5500 St. Claude Ave.  
Win a Free Water Wise NOLA "Home Assessment" 
 
Global Green is giving away a free one-hour professional home assessment addressing problems of drainage and subsidence on your property.
 
Complete this online form to enter before 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6. 
 
For more information, please contact Jeff Supak at jsupak@globalgreen.org or (504) 525-2121.
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

 

  • 10/30/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Newsletter October 31, 2015

CSED garden is really going green 
 
Lower 9 neighbors Merlisa & Daniel Pugh stopped by recently to enjoy romaine lettuce from CSED's Chartres Street garden. Want to learn more about gardening in raised beds? Stop by our new office at 5227 Chartres Street or call Kathy Muse 504-939-9028 to learn more.
1st Annual Holladay Market 

The Lower 9 Collaborative is hosting the first annual Holladay Market shopping extravaganza Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 12, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. This event is a great time for the entire community to enjoy open mic, live music, shopping and festive libations in one place. This festive celebration will take place at 1123 Lamanche Street. 
 
If you'd like to be a merchant or get more information, please contact Bill at 504-460-2689. 
It's a pea planting party and you're invited

Join Garden on Mars for a pea planting party this Saturday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. - noon at 2435 Charbonnet Street. Learn about the history of field peas in the South, taste pea dip with chips, and take home free pea plants to grow in your own backyard!
Gumbo gala and fish fry to support All Souls 

Fish fry next Friday
Stop by All Souls Episcopal Church and Community Center for lunch next Friday, Nov. 6. They'll be hosting a fish fry 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 5500 St. Claude Ave. 
 
What's on the menu?
Fish, potato salad, green peas, mac & cheese (or red beans),bread and dessert for only $8. Get free delivery with 5 or more orders. 
 
For more information, call 504-218-8995. 
 
Soul-A-Bration Gumbo Gala Fundraiser
Join All Souls at their 3rd annual Soul-A-Bration Gumbo Gala Fundraiser to benefit their after-school program. The event will take place 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.
New Tulane study says New Orleans students use salad bars in schools, but not equally

Most New Orleans students are using new salad bars that have been installed in public school cafeterias since 2011, but there is also room for improvement because African-American students are less likely to use the salad bars than their peers, according to a recently published Tulane University study.

In This Issue
 
Blooming Pink Muhly Grass in the CSED Garden
 
Eat Dat! New cookbook offers healthy, affordable recipes

 
CSED is a partner and contributor to a new cookbook called "Eat Dat!" It features 80 pages of nutritious, healthy, affordable meals for New Orleans residents. Best of all, it's free to download. 
 
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
| 504-324-9955 | wbanks@sustainthenine.org | http://sustainthenine.org
5130 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70117

 

  • 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.

  • 10/23/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Newsletter October 23, 2015

Volunteer Spotlight: NAHSE & Rhodes College 

Special thanks to our volunteers from National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) and Rhodes College for their volunteer work and donations to help rebuild our community. CSED was happy to have them, and our homeowners were truly grateful for the helping hands. 
 
 
 
FRESH Stop Market opens this Saturday

Volunteers worked to put the final finishing touches on the new Sankofa FRESH STOP MARKET.  Come out and celebrate its grand opening this Saturday, October 24 at 5029 St Claude Ave, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. They'll have fresh produce, local greens and citrus, fresh shrimp and fresh eggs for purchase.
 
Save the date: All Souls Soul-A-Bration fundraiser

All Souls will host their 3rd annual Soul-A-Bration Gumbo Gala Fundraiser to benefit their after-school program.  on Nov. 20. The event will take place 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 from some of New Orleans' outstanding restaurants and a "Gumbo Cook-Off" competition in which folks will have the opportunity to taste and then vote for the best Gumbo.  

For more information, contact Reverend Edward Thompson or Carolina Gallop at (504) 218-8995.
Lower 9 neighborhood holiday market

Members from the Lower 9 community are looking to start a new tradition, a neighborhood holiday market. We are currently looking for vendors who can set up shop on November 21 and December 14. There is a $50 vendor's fee. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Rachel Pickens at rapickensl9@sustainthenine.org or Charlotte Jackson at cjackson@9thwardnena.org.
Rain barrel workshop this Saturday
 
Please join Groundwork New Orleans for "How to Build and Install Rain Barrels", the third workshop in their Environmental Justice series. This free, outdoor workshop will take place this Saturday, Oct. 24, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. in The Earth Lab at  The New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave. 
 
Learn how to reduce your utility bills, as you learn how to make, install, and decorate your own rain barrels! All participants will take home a barrel and installation kit ($30) 
 
Musicians needed for improvised musical piece

Shay Nichols, from Tulane's Studio in the Woods is looking for musicians for a new music project that explores the power of listening in nature. She would like to collaborate with fellow musicians to create an improvised musical piece at Bayou Bienvenue, both honoring what has been lost and the possibility of renewal."
 
If you are interested, please contact Shay at shay2323@hotmail.com.
Sustainable Program Management and Fundraising

Tulane University's Center for Public Service will host a Sustainable Program Management and Fundraising workshop Tuesday, Nov. 3, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. at  Tulane City Center, 1725 Baronne St. This workshop will feature hands-on coaching and interactive exercises to explore best practices in program management including annual fundraising efforts. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by October 28. For any additional information please contact Edy Delgado

HBCU Go Fund Me to support conference in Paris, France

The HBCU Climate Change Initiative is seeking funds to support a delegation of students and faculty mentors to participate in the United Nations Framework Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties 21st convening (COP21) in Paris, France from November 30, 2015 - December 11, 2015. 

In This Issue
State-wide election this Saturday

 
Don't forget to vote this Saturday, Oct. 24! Check out the links below (courtesy of the League of Women Voters of New Orleans) for candidate biographical information and their unedited responses to LWVNO questions. 
 
Election volunteers needed
Justice and Beyond seeks volunteers to ride people to the voting polls Saturday October 24 from 6 am to 8 pm. Drivers with clean reliable cars and persons who need rides to the polls should call  1-800-239-7379.
Eat Dat! New cookbook offers healthy, affordable recipes

 
CSED is a partner and contributor to a new cookbook called "Eat Dat!" It features 80 pages of nutritious, healthy, affordable meals for New Orleans residents. Best of all, it's free to download. 
 
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
| 504-324-9955 | wbanks@sustainthenine.org | http://sustainthenine.org
5130 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
  • 10/16/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Newsletter October 16, 2015

Check kayaking off your bucket list
 
 
 
 
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, November, 14 at 9 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-mail info@kayakitiyat.com or call 512-964-9499. 
Eat Dat! New cookbook offers healthy, affordable recipes

 
CSED is a partner and contributor to a new cookbook called "Eat Dat!" It features 80 pages of nutritious, healthy, affordable meals for New Orleans residents. Best of all, it's free to download. 
 
More fresh produce options coming to Lower 9

The Sankofa FRESH STOP MARKET will open next Saturday, October 24 at 5029 St Claude Ave (at the corner of Forstall and St. Claude). The FRESH STOP MARKET will sell fruits and vegetables grown in Sankofa's gardens, as well as, fresh options grown by local Louisiana farmers and New Orleans-based food distributors. They'll also have fresh shrimp. The organization also has a mobile market (see the schedule). 
Help rebuild Mt. Nebo Baptist Church 
 
Support Rev. Charles Duplessis and the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in their rebuilding efforts by making a donation to their GoFundMe. A very generous donor has agreed to match all donations received toward the Mount Nebo project up to $25,000 during the month of October! Each gift is greatly appreciated and tax completely tax-deductible.

Read their story and donate today
2015 New Orleans Neighborhood Summit
 
CSED is partnering with the Mayor's Neighborhood Engagement Office for the 2015 New Orleans Neighborhood Summit. It's a free, one-day conference featuring skill-building workshops, City information sessions and opportunities for residents to connect with others working to build stronger and more resilient communities. The Summit will be held on Saturday, November 14, in the Professional Sciences Building on the campus of Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd.
 
In This Issue
Low water pressure in alert
 
The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans has issued a release alerting residents of low water pressure this Tuesday, Oct. 20, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. The streets affected are N. Galvez (from Tupelo to Delery), Delery (from N. Derbigny to N. Galvez), and Tupleo (from N. Derbiny to N. Dorgenois). 
 
For more information, call 529-2837 or visit www.swbno.org. 
Job opening:
The Data Center
 
The Data Center is seeking to hire a new data analyst. If you are interested in this position, please view the job posting online. 
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
Entergy's tips to get get ready for Jack Frost

As we transition into fall weather, homeowners across the New Orleans metro area are contemplating colder winter weather in the months to come. What are the best ways to prepare a home - especially a historic or older home - for lower temperatures? 
 
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
 

 

  • 10/09/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Newsletter October 9, 2015

2015 New Orleans Neighborhood Summit
 
CSED is partnering with the Mayor's Neighborhood Engagement Office for the 2015 New Orleans Neighborhood Summit. It's a free, one-day conference featuring skill-building workshops, City information sessions and opportunities for residents to connect with others working to build stronger and more resilient communities. The Summit will be held on Saturday, November 14, in the Professional Sciences Building on the campus of Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd.
 
Kayaking on the bayou
 
We had a great time kayaking with neighborhood youth and Kayak-iti-Yat  last weekend at Bayou St. John. See pics below. 


EvacuKids program seeks to expand in grade schools
EvacuKids program is made up of 6 one-hour modules on weather, climate and hurricane preparedness. They'd like to offer this curriculum this spring to 4 - 5 classrooms in grades 3 - 5. If you'd like to suggest a Title I school (or a school where at least 80% of students qualify for fee lunch) please contact Kali Roy at kali@evacuteer.org.
 
In This Issue
Night Out Against Crime this Tuesday
 
The 32nd Annual National Night Out Against Crime is this Tuesday, October 13. It's a community-wide event to raise crime prevention awareness, reduce crime and increase the support of local, state and federal law enforcement. 
 
Meet your Lower 9 neighbors at the following Night Out locations:
 
1835 Tennessee Street
5:30  p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
 
627 Lamanche Street
6 p.m. 
It's a pot luck, hosted by Laura Paul. Bring your favorite dish. 
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 Outreach
Beverly Jackson

Resiliency Manager for Coastal Restoration and Community Awareness 
Rachel Pickens
| 504-324-9955 | wbanks@sustainthenine.org | http://sustainthenine.org
5130 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70117

 

  • 10/02/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Newsletter October 2, 2015

CSED welcomes grad students from 13 Southeast Asian countries
 
Graduate students from over 13 Southeast Asian countries visited the CSED Environmental and Wetland research facility as part of their tour of the Lower 9th Ward. This group will be studying environmental issues with a specific focus on climate change and natural disaster recovery and mitigation in coastal areas at the University of Montana's Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center.
Lower 9 ladies get fit with GirlTrek
 
Ladies in Lower 9 are getting fit with GirlTrek, a national organization of more than 35,000 black women that aims to re-establish walking as a tradition, healing bodies, inspiring daughters and reclaiming neighborhood streets. 
 
Labyrinth of Love gathering
 
Special thanks to Elder Turner and his church family from Disciples of Christ Christian Fellowship Ministry, his parishioners, and all of our neighbors who joined us to celebrate our "Labyrinth of Love", a donation from our American Baptist Mission Society volunteers.

Many experienced the true meaning of its origin, which is designed for reflection, meditation and prayer for our community and personal experiences. We hope you'll join us for future events at the Labyrinth. Stay tuned for more details. 
PAR Releases the Guide to the 2015 Constitutional Amendments
 
The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana recently released the PAR Guide to the 2015 Constitutional Amendments. The Guide explains the potential impact of the four constitutional amendments that the public will consider on the October 24 ballot statewide. This independent, non-partisan review will help voters understand the issues and the potential changes so they may develop their own positions on each proposition.
 
Tutors needed for All Souls After-School Program 
 
All Souls' After-School 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
Free Kayaking Lessons this weekend
 
CSED is partnering with Kayak-iti-Yat to offer a series of free events. Learn how to kayak this 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
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

 

  • 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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