As part of a Hurricane Katrina 10th anniversary initiative, Habitat for Humanity is putting up 10 new homes in New Orleans East. A few hundred volunteers are spending the next 10 days along America Street, putting up new single-family homes in lots that have sat vacant since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita flooded this neighborhood.
A new Delgado Community College campus opened today in New Orleans’s Desire neighborhood. The Sidney Collier campus will initially focus on courses in cosmetology, barbering, H-VAC, electrical work and nursing.
The new building is on the former site of a popular technical college that was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina. It gives access to courses geared towards industries that are thriving locally to people living in the Eastern part of the city.
Thomas Lovince is the executive dean of the new Delgado campus.
A high school student shows up at her community center for homework help and a few years later she's an advocate for reforming her community's public schools. That's just the latest chapter for a nonprofit tapping the potential of young leaders in New Orleans East.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Archbishop Gregory Aymond are among the dignitaries set to take part in the groundbreaking for a facility aimed at bringing full hospital service back to the New Orleans East area.
The $130 million project is to be constructed on the site of the former Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital.
Friday's ceremony, which had been re-set after a pre-holiday postponement, marks the pending return of a full-service hospital to an area hard-hit by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.