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Summer Camp
8:30 am
Thu May 23, 2013

'Camp Upward' Provides Northshore Families Affordable Summer Camp Options

For many kids in St. Tammany Parish, summer is a time for long days spent playing outdoors, easy weekends at the baseball park, and — especially for kids with parents who both work — it means summer camp.

But the expense of camp leaves many families who are struggling financially with no option but to leave their kids unattended. Chassidy Groover of Covington knows what waited for her without an affordable summer camp option.

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Community
8:24 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Community Impact: Orleans Place Matters Using Data For Neighborhood Advocacy

From crime and jobs to education and local history, a new program is analyzing how factors in our neighborhoods and closest to home impact life in New Orleans, and it's giving residents the data they need to petition for positive change.

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Community
11:13 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Second-Line Parades Continue In Defiance Of Last Week's Violence

The Divine Ladies Social Aid & Pleasure Club hit the streets of Central City for their annual parade on Sunday.
Maureen McMurray WWNO

As the New Orleans Police Department continues to investigate the motives behind last week’s Mother’s Day parade shooting, the city’s Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs are sticking to their second-line schedules.

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Community
8:24 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Community Impact: Resurrection After Exoneration Program Advocates For Criminal Justice Reform

After spending many years behind bars before being exonerated, a group of criminal justice reformers are working to teach New Orleans youth the value of their freedom and their own power to make the right choices.

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All Things New Orleans
5:12 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Bring Your Own Presents: 'Virginia'

Aubrey and Virginia.
Akasha Rabut

Aubrey Edwards tells her story of finding Virginia at Bring Your Own on July 10, 2012. Produced by Jesse Chanin.

This is a story told by a New Orleans resident at a local event called Bring Your Own. It is a live storytelling pop-up 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 with live, unscripted, true stories. 

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Community
3:56 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Mayor Landrieu Calls 'Community Response' At Site Of Mother's Day Shooting

NOLA For Life is Mayor Mitch Landrieu's anti-crime initiative.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has called for a "community response" gathering today at 6 p.m., at the corner of Frenchmen Street and North Villere. It's a response to the multiple shooting Sunday afternoon during a Mother's Day second-line parade that injured at least 19 people.

"On Sunday afternoon — Mother's Day — our community was subjected to another senseless act of violence," the mayor said in a press release. "Please come out and show solidarity in protecting our culture and delivering a message to stop the shootings."

Community
10:57 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Wendell Pierce On 'Making Groceries' In The Big Easy

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Police in New Orleans are investigating a shooting that took place yesterday during a Mother's Day parade. New Orleans Police Chief Ronal Serpas says law enforcement is still investigating the matter.

RONAL SERPAS: It appears that these two or three people just, for a reason unknown to us, started shooting at, towards or in the crowd. It was over in just a couple seconds. Police were everywhere.

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Community
8:27 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Community Impact Series: New Orleans Kids Partnership

In the new landscape of public education in New Orleans, many students crisscross the city each day to attend classes. But a new initiative is aimed at making the neighborhood school just down the street into a more accessible hub to find enrichment programs and other services.

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Community
8:25 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Community Impact Series: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Family members are often the first to notice signs of mental illness in a loved one, and in many cases they hold the key to unlocking treatment. One local nonprofit is helping them cope with the impact of mental illness on the whole family and showing them how to be better advocates for the long haul.

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Community
6:19 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Kingsley House Hosts 4th Annual Friendraiser Luncheon

The 19th Century Kingsley House Front Gates

Vice President of the Kingsley House Board Miles Thomas explains why all are invited to (and would enjoy) the annual Friendraiser luncheon.

The Kingsley House is holding its 4th Annual Friendraiser Luncheon on April 30, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Known as 'the oldest settlement house in the South', Kingsley House was founded in 1896 and started off as a settlement house for immigrants to overcome language cultural and social barriers as they came to settle in New Orleans.

Today, the mission is to educate children, strengthen families and improve community.  The organization  achieves this through childcare, healthcare for adults and seniors, after school teen programs, family counseling services... and that’s just the shortlist.

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