A Shreveport nonprofit that cares for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities has opened two new facets to its campus that will employ dozens of its 184 residents. Holy Angels dedicated its new horticulture center and gift shop yesterday in the name of two donors who made one-time gifts: AdvoCare, a nutrition supplement company, and the David Toms Foundation.
Unity of Greater New Orleans Executive Director Martha Kegel explains a major drop in homelessness.
The number of homeless people in Orleans and Jefferson parishes has dropped 79 percent since 2007. A non-profit dedicated to getting those numbers even lower credits a coordinated effort for the success.
The national nonprofit Up2Us recently expanded to New Orleans, bringing more youth sports coaches and a mentoring program that gives students a boost that can extend far from the court or playing field.
Capital One Bank is accepting applications now through Wednesday, March 20, for their Getting Down To Business program. This is a free, eight month curriculum that offers small business owners the opportunity to grow their businesses, and includes a matched savings component of up to $2,000.
Mark Boucray, Vice President of Capital One Community Development Banking, tells us more about the program and the benefit it provides to the entrepreneurs and community stakeholders alike.
YLC launches Facebook campaign to save the decorative lights on the Crescent City Connection.
A New Orleans non-profit that led the drive to illuminate the Crescent City Connection back in the 1980s is gathering support for getting the decorative lights turned back on. The Young Leadership Council is turning to Facebook for help.
Originally published on Fri March 15, 2013 7:53 pm
All but a handful of East Baton Rouge Parish public schools are labeled as poor performers by the state. That’s prompted exodus—individual students leaving the district through the private school voucher program; and a group in southeast Baton Rouge is trying to form a new breakaway district, taking with it some of the newer school buildings and a big chunk of the tax base.
But Commentator Carlos Thomas and his family are putting their faith in the parish school system.
If you own a dog in New Orleans, there are two places where your dog can legally run around off-leash: your yard and City Bark, the private dog park in City Park.
The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission wants to change that. NORD-C has selected two off-leash dog-runs for each district, but with city money tight there’s no telling when they’ll be built.