NCLR: Latinos and Food Assistance Programs Webinar Tomorrow!

REMINDER: Latinos and Food Assistance Programs Webinar Tomorrow!

Dear Daesy :

Join NCLR tomorrow, June 18, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. EDT to discuss the results of our four focus groups with Latino Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants, in which we explored their experiences with the program.

Speakers include:

  • Moderator: Delia Pompa, Senior Vice President, Programs, NCLR
  • Panelist: Ellen Vollinger, Legal/Food Stamp Director, Food Research and Action Center
  • Panelist: Patricia Foxen, PhD, Deputy Director, Research, NCLR
  • Panelist: Carla Plaza, MPH, Consultant, NCLR
  • Panelist: Teresa Palacios, Executive Director, Eastmont Community Center

Studies have shown that food assistance programs, such as the SNAP, effectively encourage healthy eating among low-income families. However, such programs have struggled to adequately serve low-income Latino families.

So, make sure to register now for this informative webinar to learn about our work andrecommendations to improve participation in food assistance programs among Latinos. NCLR’s ability to host these focus groups was done with the support of the ConAgra Foods Foundation.  




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DACA Spanish language ENLACE event TOMORROW, June 18, 2014, 6:30pm-8pm CST

Dear Friends,

Please spread the word for tomorrow’s Spanish-language event on DACA.  You can participate live via the web or participate via telephone.

Please submit your questions ahead of time at the Twitter or e-mail address listed on the attached flyer.

 Have a great week!


 Merrilyn Onisko

Community Relations Officer

USCIS, New Orleans District Office, District 11

2424 Edenborn Avenue, Ste 300

Metairie, LA 70001

(504) 219-2508


WJP Stakeholder Survey

Thank you for completing this short, anonymous survey on the Workplace Justice Project (WJP). We seek to expand our operations and apply for additional funding. Your participation in this survey will influence our efforts. Your responses will be confidential. When you have finished the survey, please submit below. Or you may print and return it by mail to: Workplace Justice Project, 7214 St. Charles Avenue, Campus Box 902, New Orleans, LA 70118.

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Train the Trainer Workshop for our Community Continuity and Resilience Workshop Series

Dear all,

Hurricane season is upon us once again. The University of New Orleans Center for Hazards Assessment, Response & Technology (UNO-CHART) is offering a Train the Trainer Workshop for our Community Continuity and Resilience Workshop series. The Workshop will take place on July 1, 2014 at the University of New Orleans University Center from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in Room 206 (no more than two hours). There is no charge for this workshop.

At the end of the workshop, you will be familiar with the materials and best practice for conveying the materials to your own staff.  Plus, you will take home a trainer’s manual and other related materials. You are receiving this information because you attended one of our workshops.  Please feel free to pass this invitation on to another person in your office or field.

In this workshop, we will outline the issues of continuity and preparedness in the face of disaster, and train the workshop participants to give the workshop themselves in order to educate their colleagues and community members about continuity and resilience. The workshop curriculum includes the hazards in Louisiana, issues for Louisiana communities, community mapping, and making a continuity plan. The workshop participants will be provided with a copy of the workshop presentation, as well as a manual to aid in giving the presentation to others.

UNO-CHART is an applied social science hazards research center that collaborates with Louisiana communities in order to assist residents, community organizations, and officials in reducing risk to natural hazards. We also help communities gain a better understanding of their risks and what they can do to protect themselves from hazards.

As part of our mission, UNO-CHART is funded to implement outreach and education projects intended to inform citizens, business owners, non-profit organizations, and local officials about risks. For this project, entitled Continuity Planning for Community Organizations, UNO-CHART has, for the last two years, held regional workshops focusing on community resilience.

For the workshop, we will provide free parking and a continental breakfast. It is our pleasure to work with you to develop best practices for preparation and recovery from disasters. Please contact UNO-CHART at or(504)280-5760 to let us know you plan to attend.

Thank you,

Monica Farris

Director / Associate Professor – Research


Pastors Lunch @ Dooky Chase

This is a free lunch for PASTORS ONLY. If you can get you pastor to attend, we would appreciate it. Reply directly to Nedra.  Thanks.

 The American Cancer Society Invites pastors to a complimentary luncheon to introduce a faith-based initiative to fight cancer in the New Orleans community.

 Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 11:00 a.m.–1:00p.m at Dooky Chase Restaurant 2301 Orleans Avenue, New Orleans, LA. The Keynote Speaker Dr. Otis Brawley, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President of Research American Cancer Society, Inc.  Please RSVP at 504-833-4024 or  Limited Seating Available.

 The state of Louisiana has one of the highest cancer mortality rates in the nation, with about 160 people dying from cancer in the State every week. You can help change the statistics and save lives from cancer. The American Cancer Society’s Community Health Advisor (CHA) program here in New Orleans, Louisiana. I would like to share some information about the program with New Orleans Area Clergy.  The purpose of the Community Health Advisor program is to reduce cancer disparities by increasing awareness through education about the extreme importance of early detection and cancer screening. The program links the community with area resources by utilizing volunteer community health advisors who collaborate with local churches to provide information cancer screenings and offers early-detection & prevention education resources.

The American Cancer Society Cordially Invites You to Attend a Special Complimentary Luncheon to Introduce a New Faith-based Initiative to Fight Cancer in the New Orleans Community on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 11:00 a.m.–1:00p.mat Dooky Chase Restaurant 2301 Orleans Avenue, New Orleans, LA. The Keynote Speaker Dr. Otis Brawley, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President of Research American Cancer Society, Inc.

Our goal is to help reduce cancer mortality rates by increasing the number of interventions implemented within communities experiencing an unequal burden of cancer. It is the American Cancer Society objective to increase awareness within underserved communities of the importance of cancer prevention and early detection. Increase public awareness of American Cancer Society and our investment in the fight against cancer in New Orleans. By mobilizing the Faith Based Community to take action and get screened for cancer.

This initiative is very important, because the American Cancer Society estimates that about 168,900 new cancer cases and 65,540 cancer deaths are expected among African Americans just this year alone.  African Americans have the highest death rate and shortest survival of any racial and ethnic group in the US for most cancers.  Although the overall racial disparity in cancer death rates is decreasing, in 2005, the death rate for all cancers combined continued to be 33% higher in African American men and 16% higher in African American women than in white men and women, respectively.  Screenings can save lives – many lives. And that is exactly why the American Cancer Society has launched the Community Health Advisor program in New Orleans.

 Please RSVP at 504-833-4024 or email  Limited Seating Available. Please, feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.


Nedra Wardsworth

Nedra Wardsworth | Specialist, Community Health Advisor



Mid-South Division | American Cancer Society, Inc.

2605 River Rd

New Orleans, LA 70121

Phone: 504.219.2292 | Mobile: 504.272.4018 | Fax: 504.219.2290 | 1.800.227.2345