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Tulane University’s Center for Public Service

Dear Partners: Please consider the following partnership requests and respond with interest at your earliest convenience.  Thank you and enjoy your holiday.

  1. SPHU 3110: Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health

(Seeking one partner this semester)_

Instructor: Elisabeth Gleckler egleckle@tulane.edu   CPS Coordinator: Tiye Jones  tjones29@tulane.edu

Need: Seeking non-profits, government offices and foundations in need of pilot test or investigation of an issue of importance to the host organization. Requires a point person to make decisions about the student projects and answer students’ questions.

# of Students: Teams of five students

Course/Service Description: Students will plan and execute a community/customer needs assessments including a qualitative survey/guide and qualitative analysis under agency’s direction. The final deliverable includes an academic literature review/ bibliography, results from the research methods, a discussion about what it means and some recommendations at the end of the semester.  Past projects include the analysis of: a school food program, a clinic’s website with user input, and a local subgroup’s health needs.

 

  1. Dimensions of Human Resources Management Class Service Learning RFP

We are seeking multiple partners for the service learning course Dimensions in Human Resource Management, a 4000-level Management course taught by Dr. Ambika Prasad and Prof. Mary Lynn Lunn. Through the course, students will work in teams to consult with partner organizations on their HR needs.  A variety of topics that teams may focus on are listed below, but should be tailored to partners’ needs.  Ideally 2 or more teams will work with a partner, each focused on one topic that they could explore in depth for the organization.  Students would present their analyses and recommendations at the end of the semester for the partners.  If interested, please contact Bridget Smith (bridget1@tulane.edu).

 

Potential Topics:

  • Employee motivation
  • Diversity (this can be expanded in various directions to suit the partner’s needs)
  • Labor issues
  • Legal issues
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Selection and recruitment practice
  • Managing/assessing/rewarding performance
  • Multiculturalism
  • any other HR focused topic of relevance for the organization

 

Expectations for Partner:

  • Ideally, visit class at beginning of semester to introduce your organization.
  • Be available for roughly 2 visits a semester from the student teams you’re working with to provide them information about your needs and the chance to observe operations.
  • Provide students copies of HR tools you currently use to help them with your analysis.
  • Remain in contact with team leader throughout the semester.
  • Attend students’ final presentations at end of semester.
  • Designate a liaison within an organization who students can turn to for questions

 

Student teams:

◦                           1-2 teams per organization

◦                           Four students per team, but one team leader as contact person for organization

◦                           Each team focused on one topic area

◦                           Observe and analyze organization’s operations, tools and procedures

◦                           Teams’ work will be supervised by Professor

◦                           Teams will present final analyses, tools, suggestions to partner at end of semester

 

  1. Management Strategy Class Service Learning RFP

Instructor: Jenny Kuan jkuan1@tulane.edu

We are seeking partners for Corporate and Cooperative Strategy, a 4000-level Management course taught by Dr. Jennifer Kuan.  Through the course, students will work in teams to consult with partner organizations on their measurement needs, and as a final assignment, will write a grant proposal for the organization. Teams should tailor their efforts to partners’ needs.  Dr. Kuan envisions teams of 4 students working with partners. Students would present their analyses and recommendations at the end of the semester for the partners.  If interested, please contact Bridget Smith (bridget1@tulane.edu) or Professor Kuan.

 

Topic statement:

Measurement and information are critical inputs to strategic decision-making, and identifying new data for assessing business problems can deliver an enormous strategic advantage. The creativity and thoughtfulness to go beyond accounting and financial data can be applied to nonprofits, which often face problems measuring the impact of their programs. Students will work with partner organizations to address their measurement needs, which might include (but not be restricted to) such topics as the following:

 

  • Impact of programs
  • Impact of support activities, such as outreach
  • Employee motivation or productivity
  • Growth
  • Diversity

 

Expectations for Partner:

  • Ideally, visit class at beginning of semester to introduce your organization.
  • Be available for roughly 2 visits a semester from the student teams you’re working with to provide them information about your needs and the chance to observe operations.
  • Provide students information about your company and operations.
  • Remain in contact with team leader throughout the semester.
  • Attend students’ final presentations at end of semester.
  • Designate a liaison within an organization who can be responsive to student questions

 

Student teams:

  • 1-2 teams per organization
  • Four students per team, but one team leader as contact person for organization
  • Observe and analyze organization’s operations, tools and procedures
  • Teams’ work will be supervised by Dr. Kuan

Present final analyses, tools, suggestions to partner at end of semester

 

  1. SOWK 3000 Building Partnerships

Instructors: Dr. Rebekah Angove and Amanda Buberger

Engage students in partnership building activities that benefit your organization and the people you serve including but not limited to community engaged research including interviewing/surveying people about their interests, concerns, approaches to addressing issues, assets and needs; crafting a community landscape, and/or issue guide around a topic of interest, convening a learning exchange, crafting a research or funding proposal. Students will engage in pairs or small groups for a minimum of 20 hours each over the course of the semester. Please reply expressing your interest by briefly describing your purpose for engaging, what you want to contribute and what you want to gain from a partnership with students and instructors through this course to Amanda Buberger abuberg@tulane.edu

 

Amanda Buberger

Assistant Director, Academic Community Engagement

Tulane University’ s Center for Public Service

301 Alcee Fortier Hall

6823 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70118-5665

o: (504) 862-8058

c: (504) 473-6290

f: (504) 862-8061

abuberg@tulane.edu

http://tulane.edu/cps/

 

City of New Orleans, Neighborhood Summit, Dec. 2, 2017

Dear All,

I hope this email finds everyone well. I am writing to personally invite you all to be part of this year’s Neighborhood Summit on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Please see attached flyer for more information.

I know some of you have already registered. I am asking that you please share and extend this invitation with all of your contacts.

The theme of this year’s summit is Celebrating 300 years of Resilient Neighborhoods: Laying a Strong Foundation for the Future.

Attendees can choose to participate in a variety of skill building workshops and panel discussions on public safety, affordable housing, building a more resilient New Orleans as well as working strategically with government. The Summit will also feature a resource fair that includes city agencies, local non-profits and community groups. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Registration is open at: www.nola.gov/summit  or call 504-658-4980. I know some of you have already registered. I am asking that you please continue to share and extend this invitation with all of your contacts.

The Summit is being held in partnership with J.P. Chase Morgan, NOLA for Life, National Wildlife Federation, Center for Sustainable Engagement & Development (CSED), and Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance (GNOHA).

 

Neighborhood Summit (Saturday, December 2, 2017)

Over the past six years, Neighborhood Engagement has produced the  Neighborhood Summit, our one-day professional development conference for residents. The annual event brings neighborhood leaders and City agencies together to share information, develop new skills, and strengthen their relationships. This day-long event promotes meaningful partnership between residents and local government, partnerships that when supported have the power to weaken entrenched cynicism and disengagement, providing a different paradigm for the public working with government. The Summit also serves as the  year-end event, celebrating the work and initiatives of the Neighborhood Engagement Office and our partners.  This year’s theme Celebrating 300 years of Resilient Neighborhoods: Laying a Strong Foundation for the Future is centered on celebrating the impact and investment that neighborhood leaders have contributed to build a more resilient city. As we approach the City’s 300 anniversary, we want to acknowledge how far our neighborhoods have come and focus strengthening resident’s capacity to build a stronger more resilient city.

Please REGISTER TODAY if you have not done so yet.

See you all then!!!

Sincerely,

Lisbeth

Lisbeth L. Pedroso

Neighborhood Liaison | District C – West Bank

Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office | City of New Orleans

1300 Perdido Street | Suite 8E15 | New Orleans, LA 70112

llpedroso@nola.gov | (o) 504-658-4933 | (c) 504-623-5697

http://www.nola.gov/neighborhood-engagement/

2017 Neighborhood Summit Photo Contest

How did your neighborhood begin?  Who are your neighbors?  What makes your neighborhood unique? What makes your neighborhood/community special?  What does your neighborhood mean to New Orleans? Tell the story of your neighborhood (association) in pictures.
Getting Started:  

All associations wanting to participate in the photo contest must register for the contest here.


A link will then be emailed to you where you can submit photos.

Photo submissions must:

  • include youth and seniors
  • include a community/neighborhood activity
  • include pre/post Katrina photos
  • highlight key projects, landmarks within the neighborhood, favorite things/places (scenery, favorite neighborhood spot, church/school, etc.)
  • not be stock photos, photo-shopped, or have filters or borders

Rules and Eligibility:

  • Contest begins Tuesday, November 7, 2017.  All submissions must be uploaded and submitted by midnight Saturday, November 18, 2017.
  • Contest open to all neighborhood associations in Orleans Parish.
  • No fee to enter.
  • Must have at least 5 residents from neighborhood association register to attend Summit to be considered.
  • An association may only enter the contest once.  Multiple submissions will be disqualified.
  • Can submit up to 10 photos.
  • Photo submissions must be original as NEO will have permission to print and display photos at the Neighborhood Summit.
  • Winners will be selected by contest committee and will be announced and displayed at the 2017 Neighborhood Summit.
  • One association per council district will win.
  • Prizes: $100 gift card

Questions? Call (504) 658-4980.

 

Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office -City of New Orleans -Neighborhood Summit

Dear All,

I hope this email finds everyone well. I am writing to personally invite you all to be part of this year’s Neighborhood Summit on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Please see attached flyer for more information.

I know some of you have already registered. I am asking that you please share and extend this invitation with all of your contacts.

Neighborhood Summit (Saturday, December 2, 2017)

Over the past six years, Neighborhood Engagement has produced the  Neighborhood Summit, our one-day professional development conference for residents. The annual event brings neighborhood leaders and City agencies together to share information, develop new skills, and strengthen their relationships. This day-long event promotes meaningful partnership between residents and local government, partnerships that when supported have the power to weaken entrenched cynicism and disengagement, providing a different paradigm for the public working with government. The Summit also serves as the  year-end event, celebrating the work and initiatives of the Neighborhood Engagement Office and our partners.  This year’s theme Celebrating 300 years of Resilient Neighborhoods: Laying a Strong Foundation for the Future is centered on celebrating the impact and investment that neighborhood leaders have contributed to build a more resilient city. As we approach the City’s 300 anniversary, we want to acknowledge how far our neighborhoods have come and focus strengthening resident’s capacity to build a stronger more resilient city.

Please REGISTER TODAY if you have not done so yet.

See you all then!!!

Sincerely,

Lisbeth

Lisbeth L. Pedroso

Neighborhood Liaison | District C – West Bank

Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office | City of New Orleans

1300 Perdido Street | Suite 8E15 | New Orleans, LA 70112

llpedroso@nola.gov | (o) 504-658-4933 | (c) 504-623-5697

http://www.nola.gov/neighborhood-engagement/

 

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American Diabetes Association’s Women’s Health Empowerment Program

You are invited to attend the American Diabetes Association’s

Women’s Health Empowerment Program

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017      11:00 am—1:00 pm

Sojourner Truth Community Center (2200 Lafitte Avenue, New Orleans, LA)

 

This event is FREE and OPEN to the public, but space is limited to the first 75 RSVPs only. This program aims to empower community and church leaders to take charge of their diabetes and overall health—and to share their successes with those they love most. The program includes:

¨ Healthy Lunch Provided from Second Harvest

¨ Celebrity emcee Fox8’s Nicondra Norwood

¨ Testimonials from women who have made positive lifestyle changes

¨ Gift bags and educational materials to be shared

RSVP required—504-889-0278 ext 6076 or LHunter@diabetes.org

 

http://evite.me/Jtat3m6Pzz

 

Kasey Davis, MPH, CHES

Community Health Strategies

Louisiana & Mississippi
2424 Edenborn Avenue, Suite 660
Metairie, LA  70001
Phone: 504-889-0278 ext 6078
diabetes.org
1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383)