Community-Partner-Updates

Community Partner Updates

See what our Community Advisory Board (CAB) members have been up to this fall. Click on the photo to view a gallery of pictures from some of our members. To find out more about the CAB, click here.

Photos 1-3: In October, the Bunny Friend Neighborhood Association held its annual Night Out Against Crime event and Health Fair. PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), Susan G. Komen New Orleans, Aetna health care and UnitedHealthcare participated in the health fair. It was a great night to meet and greet the neighbors of Bunny Friend.
For more information about Bunny Friend, visit the Bunny Friend Neighborhood Association's Facebook page.

Photos 4-6: This summer, Garden on Marais hosted its first eight week 4-H club session with the theme "How Does Your Garden Grow." In the club, youth ages 6-10 years old learned the basics of gardening and identified the vegetables that come from the garden. Garden on Marais also taught them ways in which the vegetables that are harvested through the summer could be used. Moving forward into the fall season the youth will have the opportunity to learn more about growing their own foods, gain an understanding of where their food comes from, and what to do with it once harvested. For information about Garden on Marais, visit their website.

Photos 7-11: The 7th Ward Neighborhood held its annual Night Out Against Crime in October. This year's theme was Reducing Crime by Gaining Employment, focusing on social issues related to crime. The Urban Leagues Workforce Development Office provided information and enrollment resources to residents. The New Orleans Master Craftman’s Guild was available to accept applications for its apprenticeship program in the areas of plastering, ironwork and masonry.
Also, information regarding free mammograms offered by the LA Breast & Cervical Health Program; Medicaid enrollment; no cost books by First Stop Books were provided to residents. The New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation provided information to residents regarding Project. NOLA SAFECAM. The Law Office of Allen Berger & Associates passed out safety whistles.
Music was provided the 7th Ward’s very own, DJ Big Breezy & The Down 5th Downtowner’s Social Aid & Pleasure Club.

Photos 12-13: The Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development (CSED) provides community-based support to residents of the Lower 9th Ward from "River to Bayou" in all aspects of sustainability for area neighborhoods as part of long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts. With the donation of 5227 Chartres Street, the CSED has remodeled a 200-year-old historic barge board house into an Energy Efficiency Educational Center / Office. The space now showcases energy efficiency upgrades and serves as an educational center for the community. The Educational Center will have a room dedicated to teaching classes and "do it yourself" workshops for the community. The CSED thanks the U.S. Green Building Council and numerous other philanthropic and individual donors who have made this center and overall project features possible. For more information, check out their website.

Partner-submitted photos and updates compiled by Tulane PRC staff
October 2015

Topics:   community advisory board , community health

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