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The definition of a greenway, according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is a strip of undeveloped land near an urban area, set aside for recreational use or environmental protection. When you hear … Continue reading

May 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

April Field Report- Broadmoor Improvement Association, Angellica

The month of April revolved primarily around the Broadmoor Improvement  Association’s signature event, the Metamorphosis Gala. The goal of the event was to raise funds that would benefit the hundreds … Continue reading

May 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

March Field Report: Committee for a Better New Orleans- Nora Waters

March was a very exciting month for the Latinx Health Initiative. This project came together as a follow up to the “I Don’t Know Where To Go” health survey report … Continue reading

April 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

APEX Field Report – March

March at APEX was long but successful. We continued taking our yoga kids to New Orleans Bouldering Lounge every third Thursday. It’s a new rock climbing facility on Tchopitoulas Street. … Continue reading

April 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lafitte Greenway Bike & Bash: Safety Education

The Greenway has now been officially open for a month! At Friends of Lafitte Greenway we are in full swing with Green-Ups (community trash pick-up events), programming, and ongoing improvements … Continue reading

March 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Field Report: Second Harvest Food Bank

Hello! February marks the beginning of the end of a long and fruitful citrus season. We have reached a harvest total of over 7ooo lbs (7679 to be exact) and … Continue reading

March 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Adventures on the Cheap – Jackie Hammers-Crowell

I love a road trip. Even though our income has been low since we arrived in Louisiana in 2014 (VISTAs married to teachers don’t tend to be wealthy), I haven’t … Continue reading

March 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Field Report: BIA

The month of March is a busy time for the Broadmoor Improvement Association.  Our annual fundraising event, “Metamorphosis,” is coming up in April and planning is in full swing.  The … Continue reading

March 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

New Orleans Spring To Do List

New Orleans is full of fun and interesting places, particularly in the spring and summer.  After having spent four years here I have compiled a list of spring and summer … Continue reading

March 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Happy Black History Month from WWAV!

Working at Women With A Vision has made me grow as a critical thinker, and has given me the tools to apply a deeper set of analysis to nonprofit work. In … Continue reading

March 18, 2016 · Leave a comment


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