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  • 03/04/2016
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Newsletter March 4, 2016

Volunteer Spotlight: Xavier University

Thank you to the amazing students of Xavier University of Louisiana for the love they showed CSED and the hard work they did in our community. 

It's not too late to sign up for volunteer help!
We'll have lots of volunteers this month and CSED is looking for more Lower 9 residents who could use their help.
To sign up, stop by our new office at 5227 Chartres St. or give us a call at 
With your votes, we can win
Vote Every day!
CSED has a chance to win a share of $50,000 from Gulf Coast Bank. The bank rewards a total of $50,000 to the top 10 local non-profits voted on by the community. Voting will take place online through March 15, 2016.
Lower 9th Ward Homeowners Association to host emergency community meeting

All community members are invited to attend an emergency Lower 9th Ward Community Meeting to discuss 5 developers with plans to rebuild rental properties. The event will take place this Saturday, March 5, 11 a.m., at Trinity Church and Community Center, 5234 N. Claiborne Ave. For more information, contact the Lower 9th Ward Homeowners Association at 504-943-6000 or Willie Calhoun at 504-606-2603. 
Lunch, prayer and giveaways at All Souls 

 All Souls Episcopal Church and Community Center is hosting a free luncheon and prayer service this Sunday, March 6, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. All are welcomed to attend. 
In addition to a home cooked meal, attendees can participate in a food pantry raffle, designer suit giveaway, youth music concert and health fair. 

To RSVP, call 504-218-8995.
The Hunt is on...for Easter Eggs

Join the Lower 9 House of Music at the Lower 9th Ward Easter Egg Hunt. It's at day of fun in the park with music, games and food. 
The event will take place Easter Sunday, March 27, 1 p.m. at Oliver Bush Park.

For more information, e-mail [email protected].
Free documentary screening with focus on early childhood 

Mark your calendars for a free screening of "The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation", a five-part documentary series that aims to reframe the way Americans look at early child health and development. The screening will take place Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Sanchez Center, 1616 Caffin Ave., with episodes "Signature Hour" and Wounded Places". 
In This Issue
Save the Date: Connect the Nine
Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual Connect the 9 Community Bike Ride Saturday, April 2. 
All are welcomed to attend the next Connect the 9 committee meeting Wednesday, March 9, 6 p.m., at the Global Green house, 409 Andry St. 
To get involved, visit www.facebook.com/connectthe9 or call 504-861-4835. 
City to host Neighborhood Engagement events
The city of New Orleans will host two Neighborhood Engagement events:  Neighborhood Leaders Roundtable on Public Safety Saturday, March 5, and a weekly Civic Leadership Academy each Wednesday, starting March 30. 
Free business information sessions
Learn about business opportunities with New Orleans' festivals at a free business information session, hosted by the city of New Orleans. A total of five sessions will take place each Wednesday through March 16. For more information, call 504-658-4237 or e-mail [email protected].
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