Louisiana Appleseed: Lessons Learned From Hurricane Katrina

Louisiana Appleseed:  Lessons Learned From Hurricane Katrina 

August 26th, 3-4pm
JEDCO Conference Center, 701A Churchill Pkwy., Avondale, LA
Cost:  Free
Approved fro 1 Hour of CLE Credit
RSVP to (504) 561-7304 and see attached flyer


For many families, the lack of clear title to inherited property created serious barriers to their recovery after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.  People who live on property passed down to them without a will or by family agreement, without using the legal system, do not have clear tile to property. Owners without clear title cannot sell the property, use the property as collateral for a loan, or get federal or state disaster aid.  Since the 2005 hurricanes, the inheritance process has become easier and less expensive for many people. If you live on property you inherited, please call the Louisiana Civil Justice Center at 1-800-310-7029 or Louisiana Appleseed at 504-561-7304 to learn how you can get clear legal title to your property.  Or visit http: //Louisiana.Appleseednetwork.org.

State of Youth Sports Survey

This is our 2nd request. We have received only 10 responses from 300 organizations.  Community leaders, church nurses, lay health advocates and pastors in metro New Orleans are asked to complete this State of Youth Sports Survey on behalf of your church. Thanks for your assistance.
Click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LFZNLW6

The New Orleans Sport for Development Coalition is committed to increasing access to and participation in quality youth sport programming in the city of New Orleans. This survey has been developed in order to assess our progress towards this goal over the next 10 years. Local church organizations have been identified as positive environments for city youth that often provide youth sport opportunities. We hope that you will participate in this survey, as part of a city-wide research initiative, in order to provide us with a better understanding of church contribution to the youth sport space. This survey will ask you basic questions about your organization, the physical activity and sport activities you provide, and the target population you support. It should take you no more than 10 minutes to complete.

We’re asking that all surveys be completed and returned by August 7, 2015 at the latest.

Lisa A. Collins
Congregational Wellness
The McFarland Institute
Baptist Community Ministries
400 Poydras St., Suite 2525
New Orleans, LA 70130
Direct (504) 593-2330
Fax (504) 593-2305

Please call Katherine with any questions you might have about the work!

Katherine Tomaino MSPH, RD
Evaluation and Learning Specialist
Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA
645 Fifth Avenue, Fifth Floor, New York, NY 10022
Tel: +1 212 891 2487
Mob: +1 718 909 0315
http://www.laureususa.com @Laureus_USA facebook.com/Laureus_USA

First Pilgrims Baptist Church: Youth Ministry


Dr. Eugene M. Mitchell, Pastor

1228 Arts Street

New Orleans, Louisiana 70117

(504) 944-0504


4th Annual Youth Workshop

**********AGES 11 AND UP**********



Saturday, August 15, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 P.M.

Registration & Continental Breakfast Begins @ 9:00 a.m.

(Advance Tickets $5.00 each / At the Door $7.00 each)

Continental Breakfast & Lunch Included

Let’s talk about it: Peer Pressure… Drugs… Bullying… Relationships… ,Social Media Dilemmas: Think before you snap… Stop! Don’t post that… The affect social media has on your past, present and future.,Etiquette… Personal Hygiene… Dress Wear… Posture… Building Self Esteem & Self Confidence…,DON’T MISS IT


(Stay tuned for more info)

Tulane University Center for Public Service: Seeking Community Partners

Dear Partners,

We are still seeking community partners for a few service learning classes starting this Fall. If your agency might be a potential fit for any of the following, please reach out and we’ll follow up with a conversation about how the class might fit your needs and ideas. Many thanks for your continued partnership and all that you do!
SPHU 3110: Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health (Optional 20 hour)
Instructor: Elisabeth Gleckler
Need: The ideal project would be with a non-profit, government office or foundation that seeks a pilot test or investigation of an issue that is important to the host organization. There should be someone at the hosting organization that is able to make decisions about the student project and is able to answer questions students have.
# of Students: Teams of five
Course/Service Description: Students will be broken up into small teams of ~5 students to work on qualitative assessment project. Students will plan and execute a community/customer needs assessment, starting early Sept., ending early December. They will write qualitative survey/guide for an agency, work in groups and conduct qualitative analysis under agency’s direction. The final deliverable to the hosting organization will be a report with an academic literature review with bibliography, results from the research methods, a discussion about what it means and some recommendations at the end of the semester. Past projects have been the analysis of a school food program, a community needs assessment, a market assessment for communications planning, an evaluation of a clinic website to strategize the website upgrade using user’s feedback, and health needs of a subgroup.
Contact: Bridget Smith (bridget1@tulane.edu). Please email for more thorough description, and copy Dr. Gleckler at egleckle@tulane.edu.

EBIO 2210: Insect Biology (Optional 20 hour)
Instructor: Sunshine Van Bael. Sunshine has taught this class once before.
Need: School based partners serving 4th and 5th grade students.
1) Service learners will need access to school yards/grounds to do GPS mapping of fire ant colonies. Students will map the colonies once a week for several weeks (usually on Saturdays). They will need a letter of permission.
2) Service learners will present their findings and talk about the process of mapping the ant colonies to 4th and 5th grade science classes. All presentations will be designed to meet the state curriculum standards for 4th and 5th grade levels. Would need a few science teachers from each school site to allow the students to come present for 20 minutes around mid-November.
# of Students: ~10, working in pairs
Course/Service Description: Each school site will be assigned a pair Tulane students to come to the school campus each week and map fire ant colony densities. The professor would like each group to present to two unique classes in the 4th-5th grades, about their process and their findings. In August, students will need a letter of permission to come onto the school grounds and assess the fire ant colony densities. The classroom presentations would occur in early to mid-November. As before, the students will develop a presentation with the Louisiana science standards for fourth and fifth grade in mind.
Contact: Ben Brubaker (bbrubake@tulane.edu); please copy bridget1@tulane.edu

MGMT 4160: Leadership
Instructor: Carmelo Turillo. This course is offered every semester.
Need: Community partners open to student volunteers exploring how leadership works in your organization.
# of Students: 45, working in small teams with various partners
Course/Service Description: Students will be broken up into small teams of 4-5 students, depending on how many the partner wants or can accommodate. Students can volunteer in any capacity, but as part of their course/learning objectives, will also observe the organization to understand its leadership and culture. Teams of students at the organization would ideally also be able to interview staff in leadership positions to gain a better understanding for leadership.
Contact: Ben Brubaker (bbrubake@tulane.edu); please copy bridget1@tulane.edu

MGMT 4180: Management of Technology & Innovation (Optional 20 hour)
Instructor: Mike Wilson. This course is offered every semester.
Need: Community partners working with technology to overcome challenges in the city; particularly, relating to environmental sustainability. It could be partners looking to adopt some new technology, expand an existing technology, or utilize technology to increase awareness or impact of sustainability practices.
# of Students: 45, working in small teams with various partners
Course/Service Description: Students will be broken up into small teams of 4-5 students, depending on how many the partner wants or can accommodate. Projects can be specific to the partner’s needs, but should engage the strengths of upper-level business school students in connection with the course content: particularly, how technology and innovation are managed and utilized by nonprofits. In the past, students have done a variety of projects including direct service, such as installing energy efficient lightbulbs, helping to build backyard gardens, prepping electrical boxes for community art projects and consulting with nonprofits about their database/fundraising needs.
Contact: Ben Brubaker (bbrubake@tulane.edu); please copy bridget1@tulane.edu

TIDB 1010: More than Just Business (40 hours over the year)
Various Instructors
Need: Seeking various types of weekend service projects or other projects students could engage in as a group
Course/Service Description: This intro, freshmen course introduces students to business, management, and leadership, as well as Tulane and New Orleans. The focus of service learning is on team-building, the importance of community to business, and leadership. Standard group projects have been rebuilding, gardening, fundraising events, festivals, food pantry, etc., but with the right fit of instructor and partner, we’ve been able to create more encompassing and long-term partnerships. This is a year-long course.
# Students: Service projects for groups of 16 or 32 are ideal.
Contact: Bridget Smith bridget1@tulane.edu

Bridget Smith, MPH
Program Manager for Service Learning
Tulane Center for Public Service
6823 St. Charles Ave.
201A Alcee Fortier Hall
New Orleans, LA 70118
o: 504.862.3322
f: 504.862.8061

USCIS: First National Cantonese Session on The Naturalization Process – Becoming a United States Citizen

Dear Stakeholder:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in our national Cantonese engagement, Jiao Liu, on Wednesday, August 19, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern).

During our first national Cantonese session, USCIS representatives will provide information about The Naturalization Process – Becoming a United States Citizen. Stakeholders may participate:

· By live Web stream at http://www.uscis.dhs.gov/Live/JiaoLiu;
· By calling us toll-free on 1-800-369-1122 (passcode: 9104335);
· By emailing us a question at OPE-Live@uscis.dhs.gov; or
· By sending us a question before to the event using Twitter at @USCIS

The USCIS Public Engagement Division looks forward to your participation. Please share this invitation with others who may be interested in joining this important event.

For further information:

Please email us at public.engagement@uscis.dhs.gov and reference “Jiao Liu” in the subject line and include your full name, email address, and the organization you represent. You may also visit us at http://www.uscis.gov/Live/JiaoLiu
and follow us on Twitter @uscis or YouTube /uscis.

Note to Media: This engagement is not for press purposes. Please contact the USCIS Press Office at 202-272-1200 for any media inquiries.

We look forward to engaging with you!

8月19日,星期三,東岸時間下午3:30 至 5:00點

美國公民及移民服務局於2015年8月19日,星期三,東岸時間下午3:30 至 5:00點舉辦全國性的粤語「與您交流」會議。公民及移民服務局的第一場「與您交流」會議,移民局代表人員將講解「入籍程序:如何成為美國公民」。我們將從華盛頓現場直播。


電話聆聽1-800-369-1122; 會議密碼爲 9104335。
如有入籍相關問題,在會議進行中請把問題寄到: OPE-Live@uscis.dhs.gov
可預先把問題傳到Twitter at @USCIS。


您若需要更詳盡的資料,請以電子郵件與移民局公共關係處聯繫。公關處的電郵為 public.engagement@dhs.gov,請以英文「Jiao Liu」為郵件主題。請在電子郵件中留下您的名字,電郵、地址、及您代表的機構。詳情可查詢Twitter @uscis 或 YouTube /uscis 。



Cantonese Chinese-Eng Flyer.pdf

Merrilyn Onisko
Community Relations Officer
USCIS, New Orleans District Office, District 11
1250 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 571-2508

City of New Orleans: Public Meeting Dates On Relocation Of Confederate Monuments Announced



Meetings Part of 60-Day Public Discussion Period Outlined by Mayor

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans announced the schedule for public hearings about the proposed relocation of the Robert E Lee statue at Lee Circle; the Jefferson Davis statue on Jefferson Davis Parkway; the P.G.T. Beauregard statue on Esplanade Avenue at the entrance to City Park; and, the Battle of Liberty Place Monument at Iberville Street. The HDLC and HRC hearings are part of a 60-day period of discussions and public meetings outlined by Mayor Landrieu, which are taking place ahead of the City Council’s formal consideration of this issue.

Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC) Public Hearing

Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

1300 Perdido Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

City Council Chambers

Human Relations Commission (HRC) Public Hearing

Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, 6 p.m.

1300 Perdido Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

City Council Chambers

*Comment Cards must be received at the HRC meeting by 7 p.m. in order to speak.

At the HDLC and HRC hearings, there will be a public comment period during which participants are encouraged to be civil and respectful of others. Similar to City Council meetings, comment cards will be distributed and participants will be called to the podium on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Those who cannot attend either the HDLC or HRC meeting can submit a comment online at www.nola.gov/HDLC or www.nola.gov/HRC. Comments submitted online must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11 so that it can be shared with Commissioners in advance of the meetings on Aug.13 to be included as part of the official public record. The meetings will also be broadcast live from the City Council Chambers on the NOATV Government Channel 6.

On July 9, 2015, Mayor Landrieu formally asked the City Council to begin the legal process to relocate four prominent Confederate monuments, as well as a 60-day public comment period. As per City Code Section 146-611, the City Council must receive comments and recommendations from the Human Relations Commission, the Historic District Landmarks Commission, the chief administrative officer, the City attorney, the superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department, and the director of the Department of Property Management before taking action to relocate or remove a monument or structure.

Following the required public hearings and receipt of recommendations, the City Council may hold its own public meeting and, by ordinance, declare a monument or structure a nuisance and start the process of its removal or relocation.

Landrieu also asked that highly-facilitated discussions among residents take place as part of the City’s Welcome Table New Orleans (WTNO) initiative. The WTNO, which was launched in April 2014, regularly brings together diverse residents to have thoughtful, open, honest and civil discussion about important community issues. The WTNO process provides a safe space for neighborhood and community leaders, faith-based leaders and other engaged residents to learn, listen and consider the possibility of other perspectives on the monuments question. The roundtable discussions were facilitated by the William Winter Institute from the University of Mississippi. WTNO has also engaged young people on the monuments issue.

City of New Orleans
1300 Perdido St
New Orleans, LA70112

CBNO: Diana Lewis Citizen Participation Awards Luncheon

Dear Friends of CBNO,

The sixth annual Diana Lewis Citizen Participation Awards luncheon http://www.cbno.org/events/ is less than two weeks away, and we are really excited about it! Sen. Mary Landrieu is working on her remarks, and we are just thrilled to be honoring Sandy Rosenthal and the League of Women Voters of New Orleans. The room is filling up, but there are still some seats available, so we hope you will forgive us for again inviting you to join us for this great event. Information on tables and tickets is attached. We would love to have you be in that number!

Thanks so much,

Keith G.C. Twitchell, President
Committee for a Better New Orleans
(504) 430-2258
CBNO works to create equity and opportunity for all New Orleanians by developing community leaders, fostering civic engagement, and advocating for open, effective, accountable government.

On-line contributions to our work may be made at www.paypal.com; use the email address contributions@cbno.org. Your support is greatly appreciated.