Community-Partner-Updates

Community Partner Updates

See what our Community Advisory Board (CAB) members and partners have been up to this winter. Click on the photo to view a gallery of pictures and read the updates below from some of our members. To find out more about the CAB, click here to visit our Community Partners page.

Photos 1-5: The Cookbook Project heats up the kitchen
The Cookbook Project has been heating up in the kitchen in 2016! CBP launched the Food Waste Warriors curriculum in collaboration with the Louisiana Public Health Institute as part of the Plate Waste Study intervention (photo 1). 4th and 5th grade students at ReNEW McDonough City Park and the Osborne School participated in the 16 session pilot, learning the importance of eating the healthy options at lunch and pledging to do their part to reduce food waste. CBP plans to offer this curriculum and training to schools across the Greater New Orleans area this summer. CBP also launched its first Opportunity Youth Program in partnership with the Tulane University Cowen Institute’s Earn and Learn program (photo 2 and 3). Students in the Earn and Learn program will participate in CBP programming once a month until the end of 2016, sharpening their cooking skills, learning how to shop on a budget, and learning how certain foods will help them be successful at school, at home, and at work. Lastly, CBP is thrilled to partner with DiscoveryFest NOLA and Community Works to offer The Cookbook Project curriculum at elementary schools across New Orleans (photos 4 and 5, courtesy of KIPP Central City).
For more on The Cookbook Project and its work in New Orleans and around the globe, click here to visit thecookbookproject.org.

Photo 6-7: Up2Us Sports featured in national sports podcast
For a podcast produced by Sports Illustrated magazine, Megan Bartlett of Up2Us Sports talked about youth sports and the areas in which coaches, parents and players can strive to improve the industry in the coming year. “This is Your Brain on Sports” is a podcast, in which Sports Illustrated executive editor Jon Wertheim and Tufts University psychology professor Sam Sommers analyze the hidden side of games, athletes, fans, owners, officials and more with special guests and interviews. Up2Us Sports is the leader in the sports-based youth development movement. From promoting health to inspiring leadership and teamwork, sports is not “just a game” – it’s one of the most powerful tools to positively transform kids’ lives. For more about Up2Us, click here to visit up2us.org.

Photos 8-11: Bike Easy celebrates Bike to Work Week
NOLA Bike to Work Day and Week celebrated its 5th year with Bike Easy. Events were held April 11-20 all across New Orleans to promote bike commuting and share the joy of biking – the healthy, easy, and cheap way to get to work. Bike to Work Day, co-sponsored by Entergy and Bike Law on April 20, helps introduce more people to bike commuting, shows collective strength in numbers, and demonstrates why New Orleans is in the top 10 American cities for bike commuting. This year, New Orleans also celebrated the completion of more than 100 miles of bike facilities that are now connecting the city, a soon-to-be released new bike map, and the city’s current search for a private company to operate a comprehensive bike share system. Bike Easy is also looking for New Orleans residents to participate in the Claiborne Corridor Ambassadors Program. This program, a project of the Foundation for Louisiana’s TOGETHER Initiative, recruits, trains, and supports citizens to identify active transportation problems and develop community-driven solutions to promote walking, biking, transit, and livable streets in their neighborhoods.
For more about Bike Easy and the Ambassadors Program, click here to visit bikeeasy.org.

Photo 12: Support Tulane PRC partners on GiveNOLA Day
GiveNOLA Day is a one-day, online giving event on Tuesday, May 3, to inspire people to generously donate to the work of dozens of nonprofits that are making our communities stronger, healthier and thriving. Many of the partners that the Tulane PRC works with have signed up to fundraise during GiveNOLA Day.
Every dollar donated from midnight to midnight on May 3 will be increased with additional “lagniappe” dollars provided by the Greater New Orleans Foundation and our generous GiveNOLA Day sponsors. Last year, GiveNOLA Day raised $4 million dollars from 34,000+ donations around the nation!
To view a list of organizations, agencies, neighborhood groups and churches that work with the Tulane PRC, visit our Community Partners page. To donate during GiveNOLA day, click here to visit givenola.org.

Topics:   community advisory board , nutrition , physical activity , community health

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