Nov. 14, 2014
Volunteer Spotlight: Men of Zion 

We recently welcomed the Men of Zion volunteers back to our community. They worked hard at a local church, a community garden and our CSED Center. Need volunteer assistance? We can help! Contact Volunteer Coordinator Warrenetta Banks at 504-939-9012, and she will notify you when volunteers are available.
Upcoming Events 

Grand opening of the Lower 9th Ward Market
Friday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m.
2036 Caffin Ave. (Suite C)

Volunteers needed for tree planting
Saturday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Oliver Bush Playground, 2500 Caffin Ave.
To register, e-mail

Open House: Our School At Blair Grocery Store
Saturday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Our School at Blair Grocery Store, 1740 Benton St.
More information

Concert of two guitar legends: Nels Cline & Rob Cambre
Saturday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m.
St. Maurice Church, 605 St. Maurice Ave.
Ticket information

Soul-A-Bration fundraiser to benefit All Souls after-school program
Sunday, Nov. 16, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
All Souls Episcopal Church and Community Center, 5500 St. Claude Ave.  
For more information, e-mail  
Free supplies for families in need

Feed the Children will be delivering a truck load of food, personal hygiene items and household supplies for 400 families in need during the Thanksgiving holiday. If you or someone you know would like to receive a voucher for this event, please contact Cynthia Ketchens, 504-373-6483 (x 124) or Charlotte Jackson, 504-373-6483 (x 106). 

Global Green office moves to
Holy Cross

Global Green has moved from their Broadmoor office location into their Holy Cross Project Visitor Center, a LEED Platinum single family home that has been toured by over 25,000 visitors since 2008. The office is located at 409 Andry St. Schedule a tour of the Visitor Center by calling 504-525-2121 or e-mailing Michelle at
Small Business Loan Program

the Mayor's Office of Economic Development will launch the third round of the Small Business Assistance Fund (SBAF) loan program, a financing opportunity created by Mayor Landrieu in partnership with NewCorp, Inc. to support the growth of new and existing small businesses. The application period will be on a rolling basis. SBAF applications are currently available online at 

Data Center research in Metro New Orleans

The Data Center recently released 2013 demographic data in a report called "Who Lives in New Orleans and Metro Parishes Now?" This week they also release PowerPoints of the data.


Their findings...

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Now Hiring: Hilton Garden Inn

The Hilton Garden Inn is now hiring the following positions: Maintenance/Engineer (Full-Time), Housekeeper/Lobby Attendant (Part-Time), Bellperson, and Banquet Server (On Call). 

Apply online today. 
Disaster Management Survey

Elsa Peinturier is a French PhD student studying disaster management. Currently she is researching evacuations, displacement time and return time.

Learn more about Elsa and her research and complete her survey.  
CSED Team 

Chief Executive Officer 
Arthur Johnson

Program Manager
Kathy Muse

Volunteer Manager
Warrenetta Banks

Program Manager for Special Projects
Vincent Fedeli

Wetland Specialist
John Taylor

Energy Efficiency Assistant
Charles Reddick

Community Resilience Assistant
Beverly Jackson

Resiliency Manager for Coastal Restoration and Community Awareness 
Rachel Pickens
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