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  • 02/12/2016
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Newsletter February 12, 2016

Volunteer Spotlight: Temple Emanu-El

CSED recently welcomed hardworking volunteers from Temple Emanu-EL (Westfield, NJ). We're thankful for all of their hard work in our community, especially in our community gardens. 

We'll have lots of volunteers next month. Sign up for help today!
CSED is looking for more Lower 9 residents who could use help from our awesome volunteers. In March, we'll welcome hundreds of spring break volunteers into our community. Let them give you a hand! 
To sign up, stop by our new office at 5227 Chartres St. or give us a call at 
Vote for CSED to win a share of $50,000

To assist the endeavors of local non-profits in our community, Gulf Coast Bank rewards a total of $50,000 to the top 10 local non-profits voted on by the community. Voting will take place online from February 15, 2016 till March 15, 2016. Voting is limited to one vote per day per valid email address during the voting period. No purchase is necessary to vote or banking relationship required. 
Nola girl in Jersey

Our lovely volunteers from Princeton, NJ invited CSED's Volunteer Manager Warrenetta to visit their community. While there, they rolled out the red carpet for her, invited her to events and religious services, and asked her to give a presentation about the rebuilding process in New Orleans post-Katrina. 
Thank you to our volunteers for your continuous love and support! 
Villa St. Maurice is now taking applications
Villa St. Maurice, located at 500 St. Maurice Ave., has plans to open this Spring. Seniors 62 and over and persons under 62 who require features of an accessible unit can apply today. Amenities include access to a van service, beauty parlor, outdoor seating, laundry facility, computer/library room and fitness center. Rent is affordable and based on income. 

For more information, call 504-227-3313 or 504-944-0512. 

Guerrilla Garden Spring Kick-Off Party

The Backyard Gardeners Network invites the community to celebrate the opening of the Guerrilla Garden at a special kick-off party. The event will take place Saturday, Feb. 27, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. at the Guerrilla Garden, 600 Charbonnet Street. 
Enjoy free food, music, a mini-market, family activities and face painting from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. and a Spring planting workshop at 3 p.m. 
For more information, call 504-875-2948 or e-mail [email protected]
In This Issue
CSED Lower 9 Resource Guide 
CSED is preparing the 4th edition of our Lower 9 Resource Guide. We encourage all Lower 9 business owners, churches and organizations to send us your updated information by the end of February 2016.  
If you'd like to submit information for the guide, please contact Beverly Jackson at 504 324-9955 or 504 756-1204. 
Now hiring: New Orleans Recreation Department Commission
NORDC is now hiring over 100 summer lifeguards with starting salaries at $11.38 per hour. 
LSU Ag Center Gardening News
Get the latest tips and news from LSU's GNO Gardening Center.
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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