44 posts categorized "Volunteers"

  • 01/28/2016
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

The Academy of Our Lady Students Volunteer to Lend a Hand

We are so grateful to the students and teachers from The Academy of Our Lady in Marrero who volunteered with us today!  Many hands helped gather leaves for composting, weeded and collected moonflower seeds at our Dauphine Community Garden, and also worked with Garden On Mars.  Thank you one and all for your service!

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  • 12/31/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse


You made a difference in 2015!

This year, 25 volunteer groups gave time and energy to work with CSED and help rebuild our Lower 9th Ward community.
These amazing volunteer groups came from all over the country and donated more than 337 hours of talent to help build community gardens, an outdoor education center and a labyrinth of love. 
Because of our volunteers and generous supporters, CSED was able to help more than 130 families rebuild in our community. 
Because of your support, CSED received one very special gift this year: a brand new home, CSED's Energy Efficiency Education Center! 
Your continued support helped make 2015 a great year for CSED and our Lower 9th Ward community. Help make 2016 an even better year by making a tax-deductible donation by Dec. 31.
  • 09/10/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Labyrinth Goes World-Wide

The labyrinth at our CSED Environmental Learning & Research Center at 5620 Florida Avenue is now listed on the World-Wide Labyrinth Locator http://labyrinthlocator.com/  Check it out and see the listings of other labyrinths located in New Orleans.

We invite you to come engage in a meditative walk and to learn more about labyrinths at http://labyrinthsociety.org/home

Labyrinth Complete

  • 08/13/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Labyrinth of Love - Special Thanks to ABHMS

Truly a labyrinth of love has been created for our community at the CSED Environmental Learning & Research Center on Florida Avenue.  Special thanks to the 230 American Baptist Home Mission Society volunteers that came to serve from 20 different states and Puerto Rico!  They built the labyrinth, uncovered overgrown sidewalks, performed interior and exterior painting and repairs on residents' homes and churches, installed a pulpit,  weeded gardens & gravel pathways, cleaned gutters, and engaged in many, many other home rebuilding projects last week.  These giving folks continue to return year after year to help us rebuild and enhance our Lower 9th Ward Community. A very special thank you to all of these very special volunteers!

Labyrinth Complete

See all the photos of their wonderful work on our CSED Facebook Page

  • 07/06/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

N O Advocate Highlights CSED Dauphine Community Garden

N O Advocate Article CSED Dauphine Community Garden

  • 06/30/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Dauphine Community Garden DIY Booklet

Download DIY Handbook pdf

Vacant lot blight beautification, soil remediation &  food security.

A Do-It-Yourself Handbook

Produced by Lower 9th Ward CSED in 2013


  • 06/09/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Newark Eighth Grade Volunteers Work It Out!

Eighth grade students and their Coach from North Star Academy & Vailsberg Middle School in Newark, New Jersey gave us hours of hard work last week!  In the heat of the day, they weeded and moved a mountain of dirt on our Florida Avenue lots. Thank you all for sweating it out and moving us forward :)

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CSED Lower 9 News

Wonderful young volunteers from Newark, NJ
CSED was thrilled to welcome back the wonderful volunteers from North Star Academy and Vailsburg Middle School of Newark, NJ. This was their second time working with us. If you'd like help from our volunteers, please contact CSED Volunteer Manager Warrenetta Banks at 504-939-9012. 
Paid youth summer internships
The Renaissance Project is operating their 2nd Annual Regrowing Community Summer Youth Employment Program from June 15 - July 24, 2015 with a two-day orientation beginning June 11th. Each intern will work 25 hours per week and be paid $10 per hour. This is a great opportunity for youth workers to learn about local businesses and organizations. 
Applications due today, June 5. Apply now. 
Capstone raw honey available 
Capstone Raw Honey is now available for purchase. Ten ounce jars (half pint) are $5 and 20 ounce jars (pint) are $10.  The honey will be available at Capstone Farmers Market Fridays, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. at 5001 N. Claiborne Ave. It is also available at Urban Roots Garden Center, 2375 Tchoupitoulas St. You can even arrange for the honey to be delivered to your home. The money from the honey helps pay for food that Capstone grows and gives away to those in need as well as other Capstone projects in the Lower 9th Ward. 
For more information, contact David at 504-534-5443 or  capstonehoney@gmail.com
Sanchez Community Center now open
Have you been to the new Sanchez Community Center? It's a beautiful facility which includes a pool, basketball court and gym. Visit the center today at 1616 Caffin Ave. 
Sweet treats at Galvez Goodies
Stop by Galvez Goodies today. Beat the summer heat with one of their snoballs.
They even have a spacewalk for the kids. Galvez Goodies is located on the corner of Caffin and Galvez.
Make It Right open house
Make It Right will host an open house next Saturday, June 13, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at 5007 North Roman Street. Get a tour of their model home and take the first step toward homeownership. 
RSVP online or by phone at 504-620-3200.
In This Issue
Now Hiring: AmeriCorps
Project Homecoming is currently recruiting AmeriCorps members to serve in the 2015-2016 service year! They are looking for individuals who are motivated and passionate about safe, affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization, and helping displaced families return home to New Orleans. 
For more information about the AmeriCorps program, visit nationalservice.gov
To apply for an AmeriCorps position with Project Homecoming, visit projecthomecoming.net.
Holy Cross Neighborhood Association meeting
Meet your neighbors and learn more about what's going on in our community at the Holy Cross Neighborhood Association meeting this Thursday, June 11, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at Greater Little Zion Church, 5130 Chartres Street. 
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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  • 06/01/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Raised Beds Brought to New Heights

Stop by our new Center at 5227 Chartres to see our raised beds built by Historic Green volunteers & learn more about growing in containers or contact Kathy Muse at 504-939-9028.  Make gardening easy on your body :)
Raised Garden Boxes Collage

See more photos of all the industrious Historic Green volunteers accomplished Historic Green 2015

Garden Boxes Build

  • 05/04/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

Almost There...Moving In Soon to Our New Location at 5227 Chartres

Porch and Wheelchair Ramp


Our move-in date is getting closer and closer. 

Last week, Charles Reddick worked on the beautiful porch (originally constructed by Historic Green) and the wheelchair ramp. 

It's looking good y'all!

P.S. The raised garden beds and the rain garden were installed by Historic Green during their Spring Greening 2015.