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  • 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 [email protected] 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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