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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-[email protected]  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 [email protected]
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 [email protected] 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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