Orleans Public Education Network, OPEN, is committed to ensuring public engagement as a central element to building excellent public schools. Created in 2007, OPEN exists to serve as a catalyst and conduit for broad and diverse community engagement by facilitating more collaboration between community members, stakeholders, and policy makers.
Cyndi Nguyen and her son Sean are walking along the Borne Learning Trail in the Michoud Community in New Orleans East.
“What shape is this? Is this a rectangle?” Cyndi asks Sean.
Every week WWNO's Listening Post project asks questions about local news in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast and reports back on the community's response. This week's topic is the rising cost of housing.
The Urban League’s Women’s Business Resource Center provides training, assistance and resources to aspiring and existing entrepreneurs. As an entrepreneur WBRC services can help improve your management skills, strengthen your enterprise, and increase your business’ capacity for success.
Gary Harrell is teaching a class called Empowering Communities One Entrepreneur at a Time at the Urban League’s Women’s Business Resource Center.
Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on wwno.org.
New Orleans Works (NOW) is a workforce collaborative focused on building partnerships between employers, trainers, educators and workers to connect low-skilled workers to jobs that provide immediate economic security, and also prepare workers for professional growth and a focused career path.
Julia Pierce is a medical assistant at Ochsner Baptist Medical Center.
Losing a pet is scary. Do you know what to do if this happens?
As soon as you notice that your pet is missing, go to your local animal shelter in person to file a report. Be sure to bring a photo ID and a recent picture of your pet. After you do that, make flyers and post them around your neighborhood.
If someone brings a lost pet to the local animal shelter, they're only legally required to hold it for a few days. So it's crucial to be proactive in your search.