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Keeping Perspective

With another month coming to an end, there is so much that I could update you with right now: the high of Mardi Gras happiness, the joy of being surrounded … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Field Report: A’s & Aces

Spring time is coming! I’m anticipating a very busy season and looking forward to it. I can’t really say it’s been an awful “winter”—my family in St. Louis is still … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Field Report: Orleans Public Education Network – Olivia Ding

One of the programs that excite me most at OPEN is Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI). I have been behind the scenes since the very beginning of our third cohort … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

20 Years of GNOFHAC – Beau Braddock

Welcome back readers! It’s that somber time of year in New Orleans: Mardi Gras and Carnival are over, Lent is in full swing, no one is eating chocolate, it’s cold, … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Where Does All The Fruit Go?

The New Orleans Fruit Tree Project harvests between 6,000 – 10,000 pounds of fruit a year. Since starting in 2011, we have harvested over 30,000 pounds of fruit! I get … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Seeds and Souls

Seeds and kids are kinda similar. I love seeds because they are the only thing in the universe from which a plant can come.  We cannot manufacture trees or synthesize … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Field Report: Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

WHO DAT! Whereas I usually end my field reports with that battle cry, this month I also begin with it since YRNO won the $50,000 Super Service Challenge grand prize … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Field Report – Women With A Vision

January was a busy month at WWAV as we kicked off our new year after the holiday break. We hosted a few fundraising events including a Happy Hour Pay It … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Main Street Deserves a Level Playing Field

Louisiana has the third highest sales tax in the country, which is not the most conducive to shopping local. Our state has a combined rate of 8.85 percent sales tax, … Continue reading

February 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Colorful New Year – Flowering through Frustration

It has been an exciting start to 2015, both professionally and personally. At the Cowen Institute so far: We have 3 new awesome interns carrying out research projects and operations … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

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