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Campus Community Connections 
Keeping Community Partners Connected! 
Public Service Internship Fair 
Please join CPS for our Public Service Internship fair on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM in the Tulane Lavin-Bernick Center, Qatar Ballroom.

The Center for Public Service Internship Program aims to offer quality internship opportunities to Tulane students in a variety of fields. The Internship Fair provides an excellent chance for you to meet with undergraduate students seeking unpaid, public service internships for the Summer and Fall 2013 semesters. Food and refreshments will be served!

To reserve a table, please click here. 

Please note that space is limited and a prompt response will ensure a table at the fair. You may also visit our website at for more information and to fill out a registration form.

If you have any questions, please contact Myriam Huet at 
(504) 862-3357 or 

REMINDER: How to Make Your Organization More Collaborative

This Friday will be the second Non-profit Toolkit Workshop of the semester on 
March 22, from 9-11 AM, at the Ashe Cultural Arts Center at 1712 Oretha C. Haley Boulevard.


The workshop will provide information, resources, and best practices to help your organization collaborate with other nonprofits and different organizations to address social problems and help achieve your mission.


Our facilitator for the workshop is Myron Rogers. Myron Rogers is an author, speaker and consultant with a practice in large-scale organization change and leadership development.

Please RSVP here!
Center for Public Service Announcements

April 4, 2013 2-5PM 
Tulane Campus, Uptown 
CPS is undergoing an asset and needs mapping process. If interested in engaging in the initiative, please contact Amanda Buberger at RSVP for a general training on the guiding principles of asset based community development, mapping techniques and engagement beyond the map.

Mid-Semester Reflection & Coffee Cards 
It is mid-term, with about seven weeks left in the semester. This is a great time to reach out to faculty, students and CPS staff collaborators to discuss progress, regroup and troubleshoot as necessary for successful semester-long partnerships. Please contact your CPS representative (or for a $10 gift card.

On Our


24th Annual Josephine Gessner Ferguson Lecture

Thursday, April 14th, 2013, 6PM
Kendall Cram, LBC, Tulane

Please join Tulane University and the English Department in welcoming Mark Samuels Lasner at the 24th Annual Josephine Gessner Ferguson lecture. Admission is free and open to the public!  

International Food and Music Festival!



Saturday, April 13, 2013, 5-8PM
Qatar Ballroom, LBC 212

The Office of Multicultural Affairs is putting on a festival to celebrate the diverse international community at Tulane! Join our American and international students, faculty, staff and ethnic/language student organizations in sharing a taste of their home culture and cuisine! This event is free and open to the public! For more information contact Desiree Anderson at   




In Our Community...

Cocktails for a Cause: A Fundraiser for the Youth Orchestra of the Lower 9th Ward     


Thursday, March 21, 2013, 4-8PM  The Rusty Nail 
1100 Constance Street, New Orleans, LA
Come out and support the Youth Orchestra of the Lower 9th Ward! Live performances by Dave Andersen and Dave Easley at 5pm and Kristina Morales at 6pm.
$5 suggested donation at the door. For more information, please visit

Edible Evening: A Garden Party Under the Stars


Thursday, March 21, 2013, 7-9:30 PM

Green Charter School   


The beautiful Edible Garden at Green Charter School will be the backdrop for An Edible Evening: A Garden Party Under the Stars benefiting Edible Schoolyard New Orleans. Edible Evening is a favorite rite of spring featuring 30 restaurants, live music, a silent auction and specialty cocktails. Presqu'ile Winery, of Santa Maria, California, is exclusive wine/title sponsor of An Edible Evening. Music includes Seguenon Kone and NOCCA Jazz Ensemble. Come out and enjoy music and food! Tickets are $45 at


Community Bulletin Board 
Here is where any announcements your organization would like to make will be posted for people to see. If you have any announcements that you would like posted here, please email Teddy Nathan at

Volunteers Needed at Covenant House!
Covenant House is looking for volunteers for their Crisis Desk, Clothing Room, and Administration. Volunteers should be 22 and over and able to commit to 6 months of service for one four-hour shift a week. Please email Elizabeth Corey at for more information. 

Youth Orchestra of the Lower 9th Ward-Cocktails for a Cause 
Thursday, March 21, 2013 4-8PM 
The Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance Street, New Orleans, LA 
Come out and listen to some great musicians to help support the Youth Orchestra of the Lower 9th Ward! $5 donation suggested. This year we've been able to provide free music instruction to 40 low income children. They've had the opportunity to perform at four public concerts and participate in workshops with musicians from Preservation Hall and the Louisiana Philharmonic. If you cannot make it to the event, please feel free to donate online here!     

Reading Day: Lighthouse Readers 2 Leaders Initiative
Thursday, March 21st, 2013 4-5 PM
Alice M. Harte Charter School, Algiers, LA
Volunteers of America presents Lighthouse Readers 2 Leaders Initiative! Volunteers are needed to read in small groups to students of our Lighthouse After-School Enrichment Program, which offers academic and enrichment activities, like art and karate, to 150 students of Alice Harte.VOAGNO was lucky enough to be selected by the folks with the Crescent City Classic as a Charity Partner for the upcoming 10k on the 30th.  We have 100 free bibs to give away to anyone who may be interested in running on our behalf.  The only catch is that anyone who receives a bib must commit to raising $200 on our behalf. For more information, please contact Johnny Stone at 504-486-8699!

Greater New Orleans Foundation Board Governance 101 Workshop
Thursday, March 21, 2013 8:15AM-Noon
1055 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA, 70130
This workshop is open to executive directors and board members only. The Greater New Orleans Foundation strongly encourages organizational teams comprised of the executive director and a board member to participate in the workshop together. This workshop will cover Top 10 Board Rules and Responsibilities, promising practices and trends in board governance, and more! Register here for a guaranteed spot!

Young@Art, Instant Art Event
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 8-11 PM
The Green Project Warehouse
2831 Marais Street, New Orleans, LA
NO/AIDS Taskforce is proud to announce our new initiative, Young@Art, New Orleans' newest arts & culture event series! Jimmy Descant, aka The Rocketman, will team up with local rock band DiNOLA to out-perform and out-create one another at this special event! The piece created at the Instant Art Event on March 23rd will be donated to NO/AIDS Task Force to auction at their annual art auction and holiday gala, Art Against AIDS, to be held on December 7, 2013 at the New Orleans Museum of Art. For more information, please visit

Gambel Giveaway Sweepstakes
Applications due by Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Greater New Orleans nonprofits can enter to win a PR consultation with Gambel Communications valued at $4,000. Ten finalists will be selected based on the organization's mission and how the PR package would benefit their organization. It will then be up to Facebook Fans to select the winner. The PR contract is intended for nonprofits who have not had a prior experience with a Public Relations firm. If you're interested, enter here!

Green Schools Makeover Competition K-12 Schools across the country are invited to to enter the Green Schools Makeover Competition! Compete for a chance
to win $75,000 and Global Green USA's technical assistance in seeing the plans through to completion! For competition rules click here! To learn more about green schools, please visit

1st Annual Healthy Lifestyle Choices "Fun for Health"
Sunday, April 14, 2013, 11 AM-1 PM
LaSalle Park Walking Track, 6600 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA
Join us for an afternoon of walking or running for your health and the health of our children. This 2-mile walk/run will benefit Healthy Lifestyle Choices and health education in our local schools. After the run, join us as we cheer on the Zephyrs on "the Levee." Entry fee is $25 and includes entry, T-shirt, and ticket to the New Orleans Zephyrs' game at 2 PM. For any questions, call (504) 299-1966.

Third Annual Gulf Coast Restoration Summit
Friday, April 19, 2013
New Orleans, LA
Join hundreds of government, business, and community leaders to discuss the newest topics on the RESTORE Act and how the Gulf Coast will be affected! Get the latest information on the new BP oil spills claims process for 2013, the $21 billion in RESTORE Act monies, and much more. This all-day regional and national event will consist of top speakers, an exhibition of leading companies, a leadership luncheon, and a VIP leadership reception. Register for this event here! For more information involving speaking, sponsorship, and exhibiting details, please email For more general information about the event, please visit


School Turnaround AmeriCorps Initiative 

Note of Intent to Apply: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by 5 PM EST 
Applications: Tuesday, April 23 by 5 PM EST
This initiative seeks to use AmeriCorps members to increase educational achievement, high school graduation rates, and college readiness for students in out nations lowest performing elementary, middle and high schools, and is targeted specifically to schools that receive School Improvement Grant (SIG) funds from the federal government. Grants will be awarded to organizations that implement programs that utilize AmeriCorps members to engage in evidence-based interventions to increase educational achievement, high school graduation rates, and college readiness for students in our nation's lowest-performing elementary, middle, and high schools.
The NOFO and Application Instructions can be found at   

CPS Quick Links
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Checked the Tulane Calendar? 
Tulane has a daily published calendar with all of the different events that the university is hosting throughout the year. These events include lectures, concerts, special events, and different student programs. Many of these events are free and open to the public. To see the Tulane calendar please click here:  
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