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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

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

Feb Field Report: Women With A Vision

February is Black History Month, and while most people are celebrating by looking back at the accomplishments of Black Americans over the year, WWAV and other Black organization are looking … Continue reading

February 26, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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