Community

Community Impact Series
8:48 am
Tue January 31, 2012

St. Bernard Battered Women's Program

In 2009, St. Bernard Parish resident Elizabeth Richardson was the victim of extreme violence. She feels blessed to be alive, though she still grieves for her daughter, India Mahoney, who did not survive.

 

“He came in at 5:30 in the morning and he shot me in the face three times and my 18-year-old daughter was killed that morning, point blank,” Richardson says. “And then this man left the house and locked the door and ran off like nothing happened.”

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Community Impact Series
7:27 pm
Tue January 10, 2012

Ashé Cultural Arts Center

The Ashé Cultural Arts Center in Central City.
Ian McNulty WWNO

Giselle Nakhid leads a community dance class early one evening at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center in the Central City neighborhood of New Orleans. The class is called Sistas Making a Change, and as the name suggests, the ladies who participate in this free, weekly gathering get more than a few dance moves. They hear from experts on health topics, they share a healthy meal and they bask in a sense of togetherness.

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Community Impact
6:36 pm
Tue December 27, 2011

Northshore Focus: Ice Man Dip and Dash

Franco's Fitness is celebrating the New Year with an exciting event that will challenge even the most athletically-inclined. Jollaine Schear talks with the organizers and participants of the event about what they have in store.

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Community Impact
10:38 am
Tue December 13, 2011

Community Impact Series -- Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations

"Place-based initiatives" is a big buzz phrase in philanthropy circles these days. It means taking a comprehensive approach to improving a neighborhood, considering how factors like jobs, education, transportation and housing all interact in a specific place. But even if you've never heard that term before, if you live in the New Orleans area, chances are you already know what it means.

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Community Impact
10:10 am
Tue December 6, 2011

Community Impact Series - Coastal Communities Consulting

Sandy Nguyen works directly with Louisiana's fisherman and other rural entrepreneurs.

New Orleans, La. –
The word receipt comes up a lot in the conversations around the small Gretna office of Coastal Communities Consulting, even when the conversations are otherwise in Vietnamese.

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Community Impact
10:47 am
Tue November 29, 2011

Community Impact Series -- Leading Educators

New Orleans, La. –

Darcy McKinnon works for FirstLine Schools, a network of New Orleans public charter schools. Her job is to help middle school students pick the right high school among the myriad new options in the fast-changing local education landscape and to make a successful transition when they do.

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Community Impact
10:22 am
Tue November 22, 2011

Community Impact Series -- The Water Challenge

New Orleans, La. –

Sugarcane and shellfish are two things south Louisiana has in abundance. For one local company, they're also key ingredients in a new technology to clean up contaminated groundwater.

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Community Impact
12:08 am
Tue November 15, 2011

Community Impact Series -- St. Bernard Battered Women's Program

New Orleans, La. – In 2009, St. Bernard Parish resident Elizabeth Richardson was the victim of extreme violence. She feels blessed to be alive, though she still grieves for her daughter, India Mahoney, who did not survive.

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Community Impact
10:09 am
Tue November 8, 2011

Community Impact Series -- St. Paul's Homecoming Center

The St. Paul's Homecoming Center in Gentilly, a hub of grassroots recovery resources.
St. Paul's Homecoming Center

New Orleans, La. –
A prayer was the appropriate finale for a ceremony welcoming Gentilly resident Janetta Mistretta back into her home. After all, for her to finally move out of a FEMA trailer and back into her own house with her children seemed nothing short of a miracle.

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Community Impact
5:15 pm
Tue November 1, 2011

Community Impact Series -- Eastbank Collaborative of Charter Schools

New Orleans, La. –

After Hurricane Katrina, a group of New Orleans public schools raced to get students back into the classroom and back to the business of learning. As they reopened, however, the leaders of these pioneering schools quickly found that they had a lot to learn themselves.

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