CCANO February 2018 Calendar

  CCANO February 2018 Event Calendar
Thursday, February 1, 2018 – Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time zone: (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
(Adjusted for Daylight Saving Time)
February 2018
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  Club de Futbol para los Ninos auspiciado por el Apostolado Hispano/ Soccer Club for Kids hosted by Hispanic Apostolate
2525 Maine Avenue, Metairie, LA 70003
Sat, Feb 3 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  Clinica de Inmigracion/ Immigration Legal Self Help Desk
St. Charles Parish East Regional Library, 160 W. Campus Dr., Destrahan, LA 70047
Tue, Feb 6 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  Clinica de Inmigracion/Immigration Legal Self Help Desk
North Kenner Library 630 W Esplanade Ave., Kenner, La 70065
Tue, Feb 13 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  Sesiones de Orientación para Padres de Familia o Patrocinadores de Menores que han cruzado la frontera de los Estados Unidos de Norte America
St. Lawrence – Salon de San Martin (Hall) – 2505 Maine Ave, Metairie 70003
Wed, Feb 14 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  Taller de Asilo/ Asylum Workshop
Boys Scouts of America (Conference Room) 4200 I-10 Service Road W., Metairie, LA
Sat, Feb 17 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  Club de Futbol para los Ninos auspiciado por el Apostolado Hispano/ Soccer Club for Kids hosted by Hispanic Apostolate
2525 Maine Avenue, Metairie, LA 70003
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  Clinica de Inmigracion/Immigration Legal Self Help Desk
First Grace United Methodist Church 3401 Canal St., New Orleans, La 70119
Tue, Feb 20 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  Orientación comunitaria para clientes de UAC/ Community Orientation for UAC Clients
Boys Scouts of America 4200 I-10 Service Road W., Metairie, LA 70003
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  Club de Futbol para los Ninos auspiciado por el Apostolado Hispano/ Soccer Club for Kids hosted by Hispanic Apostolate
2525 Maine Avenue, Metairie, LA 70003
Sat, Feb 24 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  Clinica de Inmigracion/Immigration Legal Self Help Desk
Westwego Library 635 4th St., Westwego, La 70094
Tue, Feb 27 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
  Details
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time   3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  Subject   Club de Futbol para los Ninos auspiciado por el Apostolado Hispano/ Soccer Club for Kids hosted by Hispanic Apostolate
  Location   2525 Maine Avenue, Metairie, LA 70003
  Recurrence   Occurs every Saturday effective 2/3/2018 until 2/24/2018 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
      Club de Futbol para niños latinos de todas las edades y familias. Las familias tienen la opción de venir 30 minutos antes para escuchar unas palabras del Padre Manuel Solorzano del Apostolado Hispano a las 3:30 p.m. en el aula. La práctica comienza a las 4:00 p.m. Auspiciado por el Apostolado Hispano

Soccer club for Latino kids of all ages and the families. Families have the option of coming 30 minutes early to hear a words from Padre Manuel Solorzano of the Hispanic Apostolate at 3:30 p.m. in the classroom. Practice starts at 4:00 p.m. on the fields. Hosted by Hispanic Apostolate

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Time   5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  Subject   Clinica de Inmigracion/ Immigration Legal Self Help Desk
  Location   St. Charles Parish East Regional Library, 160 W. Campus Dr., Destrahan, LA 70047
  Recurrence   Occurs the first Tuesday of every 1 month(s) effective 2/6/2018 until 2/6/2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      CCANO holds free legal self-help desks every Tuesday from 5:00–8:00 at a variety of locations to provide information on who may qualify for immigration benefits, answer simple immigration questions and make referrals. If you would like more information on the location of the next self-help desk, please call us at (504) 310-6860 and leave a message providing your full name, phone number, and/or email address.

Servicios de Asistencia Legal gratuita – Asistencia legal a personas que se están representando por si mismas en temas migratorios. Tiene una clínica de inmigración cada martes de las 5:00–8:00 pm en varidades locales para dar informacion sobre quien qualifica para beneficios de inmigracion, contester preguntas inmigratorias, y referir para servicios. No tenemos autorizado aceptar casos para representarlos, pero podemos responder preguntas legales referentes a este tema, y referirlos hacia personas u organizaciones que si puedan representarlos. También tenemos un buen lugar para que las personas puedan reportar cualquier acto discriminatorio, acoso, persecución o cualquier crimen de odio. Caridades Católicas de New Orleans puede ayudar a las personas a realizar este reporte ante las autoridades competentes. Si desea obtener más información en los lugares y fechas de estas servicios, puede llamar al numeró (504) 310-6860 y dejar un mensaje, con su nombre, numeró telefónico o correo electrónico.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Time   5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  Subject   Clinica de Inmigracion/Immigration Legal Self Help Desk
  Location   North Kenner Library 630 W Esplanade Ave., Kenner, La 70065
  Recurrence   Occurs the second Tuesday of every 1 month(s) effective 2/13/2018 until 2/13/2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      CCANO holds free legal self-help desks every Tuesday from 5:00–8:00 at a variety of locations to provide information on who may qualify for immigration benefits, answer simple immigration questions and make referrals. If you would like more information on the location of the next self-help desk, please call us at (504) 310-6860 and leave a message providing your full name, phone number, and/or email address.

Servicios de Asistencia Legal gratuita – Asistencia legal a personas que se están representando por si mismas en temas migratorios. Tiene una clínica de inmigración cada martes de las 5:00–8:00 pm en varidades locales para dar informacion sobre quien qualifica para beneficios de inmigracion, contester preguntas inmigratorias, y referir para servicios. No tenemos autorizado aceptar casos para representarlos, pero podemos responder preguntas legales referentes a este tema, y referirlos hacia personas u organizaciones que si puedan representarlos. También tenemos un buen lugar para que las personas puedan reportar cualquier acto discriminatorio, acoso, persecución o cualquier crimen de odio. Caridades Católicas de New Orleans puede ayudar a las personas a realizar este reporte ante las autoridades competentes. Si desea obtener más información en los lugares y fechas de estas servicios, puede llamar al numeró (504) 310-6860 y dejar un mensaje, con su nombre, numeró telefónico o correo electrónico.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Time   7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  Subject   Sesiones de Orientación para Padres de Familia o Patrocinadores de Menores que han cruzado la frontera de los Estados Unidos de Norte America
  Location   St. Lawrence – Salon de San Martin (Hall) – 2505 Maine Ave, Metairie 70003
  Recurrence   Occurs the second Wednesday of every 1 month(s) effective 2/14/2018 until 2/14/2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
      SESIONES DE ORIENTACION PARA PADRES DE FAMILIA O PATROCINADORES DE MENORES
QUE HAN CRUZADO LA FRONTERA DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DE NORTE AMERICA
Si su hijo Menor ingresó a los Estados Unidos solo, sin sus padres; o llegó con un familiar cercano (hermano, primo, tío o con alguna amistad – ese Menor puede recibir asistencia legal gratuita. Podemos agregarlo a nuestro listado, para que en su oportunidad se le asigne un abogado, quien determinará después de la entrevista si el Menor es elegible para el programa, y así recibir el servicio legal gratuito correspondiente.

FECHA DE LAS SESIONES HORARIO 7:00pm – 9:00pm
14 de Junio 2017 12 de Julio 2017
9 de Agosto 2017 13 de Septiembre 2017
11 de Octubre 2017 8 de Noviembre 2017
13 de Diciembre 2017

LUGAR:
Apostolado Hispano/St. Martin De Porres Hall
2505 Maine Avenue
Metairie, LA 70003

Para información, favor llamar al (504) 310-6862 o 310-6860
Evento auspiciado por Caridades Católicas Arquidiócesis de Nueva Orleans

Saturday, February 17, 2018
Time   10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  Subject   Taller de Asilo/ Asylum Workshop
  Location   Boys Scouts of America (Conference Room) 4200 I-10 Service Road W., Metairie, LA
Time   3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  Subject   Club de Futbol para los Ninos auspiciado por el Apostolado Hispano/ Soccer Club for Kids hosted by Hispanic Apostolate
  Location   2525 Maine Avenue, Metairie, LA 70003
  Recurrence   Occurs every Saturday effective 2/3/2018 until 2/24/2018 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
      Club de Futbol para niños latinos de todas las edades y familias. Las familias tienen la opción de venir 30 minutos antes para escuchar unas palabras del Padre Manuel Solorzano del Apostolado Hispano a las 3:30 p.m. en el aula. La práctica comienza a las 4:00 p.m. Auspiciado por el Apostolado Hispano

Soccer club for Latino kids of all ages and the families. Families have the option of coming 30 minutes early to hear a words from Padre Manuel Solorzano of the Hispanic Apostolate at 3:30 p.m. in the classroom. Practice starts at 4:00 p.m. on the fields. Hosted by Hispanic Apostolate

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time   5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  Subject   Clinica de Inmigracion/Immigration Legal Self Help Desk
  Location   First Grace United Methodist Church 3401 Canal St., New Orleans, La 70119
  Recurrence   Occurs the third Tuesday of every 1 month(s) effective 2/20/2018 until 2/20/2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      CCANO holds free legal self-help desks every Tuesday from 5:00–8:00 at a variety of locations to provide information on who may qualify for immigration benefits, answer simple immigration questions and make referrals. If you would like more information on the location of the next self-help desk, please call us at (504) 310-6860 and leave a message providing your full name, phone number, and/or email address.

Servicios de Asistencia Legal gratuita – Asistencia legal a personas que se están representando por si mismas en temas migratorios. Tiene una clínica de inmigración cada martes de las 5:00–8:00 pm en varidades locales para dar informacion sobre quien qualifica para beneficios de inmigracion, contester preguntas inmigratorias, y referir para servicios. No tenemos autorizado aceptar casos para representarlos, pero podemos responder preguntas legales referentes a este tema, y referirlos hacia personas u organizaciones que si puedan representarlos. También tenemos un buen lugar para que las personas puedan reportar cualquier acto discriminatorio, acoso, persecución o cualquier crimen de odio. Caridades Católicas de New Orleans puede ayudar a las personas a realizar este reporte ante las autoridades competentes. Si desea obtener más información en los lugares y fechas de estas servicios, puede llamar al numeró (504) 310-6860 y dejar un mensaje, con su nombre, numeró telefónico o correo electrónico.

Time   5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  Subject   Orientación comunitaria para clientes de UAC/ Community Orientation for UAC Clients
  Location   Boys Scouts of America 4200 I-10 Service Road W., Metairie, LA 70003
      UAC Clients, 13 years and older, and their families can come learn about the important legal and social structures that influence their immigration cases and lives in the U.S.

Los clientes de UAC, de 13 años o más, y sus familias pueden venir a aprender acerca de las importantes estructuras legales y sociales que influyen en sus casos de inmigración y vive en los Estados Unidos.

Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time   3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  Subject   Club de Futbol para los Ninos auspiciado por el Apostolado Hispano/ Soccer Club for Kids hosted by Hispanic Apostolate
  Location   2525 Maine Avenue, Metairie, LA 70003
  Recurrence   Occurs every Saturday effective 2/3/2018 until 2/24/2018 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
      Club de Futbol para niños latinos de todas las edades y familias. Las familias tienen la opción de venir 30 minutos antes para escuchar unas palabras del Padre Manuel Solorzano del Apostolado Hispano a las 3:30 p.m. en el aula. La práctica comienza a las 4:00 p.m. Auspiciado por el Apostolado Hispano

Soccer club for Latino kids of all ages and the families. Families have the option of coming 30 minutes early to hear a words from Padre Manuel Solorzano of the Hispanic Apostolate at 3:30 p.m. in the classroom. Practice starts at 4:00 p.m. on the fields. Hosted by Hispanic Apostolate

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time   5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  Subject   Clinica de Inmigracion/Immigration Legal Self Help Desk
  Location   Westwego Library 635 4th St., Westwego, La 70094
  Recurrence   Occurs the fourth Tuesday of every 1 month(s) effective 2/27/2018 until 2/27/2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      CCANO holds free legal self-help desks every Tuesday from 5:00–8:00 at a variety of locations to provide information on who may qualify for immigration benefits, answer simple immigration questions and make referrals. If you would like more information on the location of the next self-help desk, please call us at (504) 310-6860 and leave a message providing your full name, phone number, and/or email address.

Servicios de Asistencia Legal gratuita – Asistencia legal a personas que se están representando por si mismas en temas migratorios. Tiene una clínica de inmigración cada martes de las 5:00–8:00 pm en varidades locales para dar informacion sobre quien qualifica para beneficios de inmigracion, contester preguntas inmigratorias, y referir para servicios. No tenemos autorizado aceptar casos para representarlos, pero podemos responder preguntas legales referentes a este tema, y referirlos hacia personas u organizaciones que si puedan representarlos. También tenemos un buen lugar para que las personas puedan reportar cualquier acto discriminatorio, acoso, persecución o cualquier crimen de odio. Caridades Católicas de New Orleans puede ayudar a las personas a realizar este reporte ante las autoridades competentes. Si desea obtener más información en los lugares y fechas de estas servicios, puede llamar al numeró (504) 310-6860 y dejar un mensaje, con su nombre, numeró telefónico o correo electrónico.

 

 

Adriana D. Hills

 

Administrative Assistant

Immigration & Refugee Services

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans

 

2505 Maine Avenue

Metairie, LA 70003

504.310.6886 office

504.523.6962 fax

ahills@ccano.org

www.ccano.org

 

 

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Hispanic Resource Center: SNAP Assistance March 16th; Pro Bono Clinic March 24th; and ESL Classes

Good afternoon all,
Please see attached flyer(s) for the: 
  • SNAP – Assistance with Food Stamp Application – Schedule at the C. O. K. Hispanic Resource Center on March 2nd and March 16th from 10:00AM – 12:00 noon
  • Pro Bono Clinic – Schedule at the C. O. K. Hispanic Resource Center on Saturday, March 24th, 2018 from 10:00AM – 12:00 noon
  • ESL English as a Second Language 
Please assist us by posting, copying, and forwarding to your colleagues and friends in the community the attached flyer (s) in Spanish and English.
As always we thank you in advance for your assistance in promoting these services to the public

 

Rebeca L. Hasbún

Supervisor III

City of Kenner, Department of Community Development

Hispanic Resource Center

4312 Florida Avenue

Kenner, Louisiana 70065

Telephone: (504) 469-2570

FAX Number: (504) 469-2572

E-Mail: rhasbun@kenner.la.us

Website: www.kenner.la.us

CITY OF KENNER
PUBLIC INFORMATION NOTICE
_____________________________________________________________________
This electronic communication is intended only for the recipient(s) specified by the sender. Unless you are a specified recipient or you are authorized to act for that person, please be advised that your reading, distributing, printing, or copying this communication is hereby prohibited, and doing so may violate the legal rights of others. If you have received this communication in error, please immediately notify the City of Kenner by e-mail at internalaudit@kenner.la.us and delete this e-mail. If this communication was printed, please destroy all printed copies. Please be aware this e-mail and any replies to it may be PUBLIC RECORDS subject to disclosure. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

 

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Job Posting: NOLA 311 seeking Spanish Bilingual Person

The NOLA 311 call center in City Hall is hiring a Spanish bilingual person to work with them. Please share the job link below with all of your contacts.

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/neworleans/jobs/1879462/311-telecommunications-operator-senior-bilingual-class-code-7402?keywords=311&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

 

Have a great day!

 

Best,

Lisbeth

 

Lisbeth L. Pedroso

Neighborhood Liaison | District D

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/

 

Job Posting: Congregational Wellness Administrative Assistant

Good Afternoon All,

We are starting the search for the ideal candidate for the position of Congregational Wellness Administrative Assistant.

If you know of someone with the appropriate background and experience who may be interested in applying for this position please have them send their resume, salary history, and references to jobpostings@bcm.org 

The deadline for submission is February 16, 2018.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Handle duties relative to any meeting involving the Vice President, Congregational Wellness including, preparation of meeting agenda and packets; coordinate and schedule meetings; record, transcribe, and proofread for accuracy all meeting minutes, memorandums, and reports in a timely manner

  • Schedule and coordinate travel for Vice President, Congregational Wellness, including flights, hotel accommodations, event registration, and rental car if needed
  • Collaborate coordination and implementation of events, programs, and special projects
  • Maintain a schedule of activities, meetings, and facility usage to ensure appropriate accommodations for programs
  • Sort, post, process and check for completeness, accuracy, and proper coding of forms, correspondence, vouchers, invoices, accounting, and financial records, and statistical information according to standard procedures and ensuring compliance with applicable rules and regulations; including by not limited to corporate card statements, expense reports, mileage reports, invoices and check requests
  • Collaborate with Accounting for budget summaries and update of system processes
  • Serve as registrar for program training initiatives and continuing education activities
  • Provide administrative support for daily maintenance of Congregational Wellness programs, prepares materials for Trustee presentations, conferences, and poster presentations
  • Maintain and stock inventory of supplies and materials at established par levels
  • Answer phone calls and refer appropriately, in a professional manner
  • Make copies, send facsimiles, and file correspondence appropriately and timely
  • Update and/or maintain division web page/social media as required
  • Plan and order food for meetings and/or programs and maintain receipts
  • Will serve as backup for Data Analyst as needed
  • This position will work standard business hours
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Preferably one or two years of college education or a diploma from a reputable business school and/or college and three years of secretarial experience in administrative offices
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of and skill in using Microsoft Office 2013
  • Knowledge of and skill in basic secretarial functions, including bookkeeping and math
  • Skill in operating various office equipment such as: personal computer, calculator, facsimile, copy machine, and document shredder
  • Ability to communicate with co-workers and business contacts in a courteous and professional manner by phone, personal contact, and written communication
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to organize and effectively handle multiple projects, meet regular deadlines with consistency and accuracy
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately

 

New Orleans Health Department: City-Wide Community Health Assessment Survey in English and Spanish

General Message:

Every five years the New Orleans Health Department and community partners conduct a city-wide Community Health Assessment in order to identify the most pressing health issues facing New Orleans residents and opportunities for improving health. This year a Community Health Survey is one of the many ways that community voice is being incorporated into the process. By completing and sharing the survey you are helping partners to better understand what is important to you and to your community. The survey results will guide us as we make plans to improve health over the next five years.

How can I participate in the Community Health Assessment?

Step 1: Complete the Community Health Survey by clicking here

Step 2: Share the link below with friends, colleagues, clients—anyone who lives in Orleans Parish and wants to see improvements in health and quality of life!

ENGLISH: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/healthyNOLAforall_LF

SPANISH: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NOLAsaludableparatodos_LF

Step 3: Subscribe to the new e-newsletterA Healthier New Orleans for All, and stay up to date on Community Health news! Click here to subscribe.

Step 4: Use the hashtag #healthyNOLAforall on all Facebook or Twitter posts related to health and quality of life in New Orleans!

Who can I contact for more information?

 

Jodi Dyer, LMSW
Community Health Improvement Coordinator
New Orleans Health Department

504.658.2563 (o) | 504.358.7734 (c)

Web | Facebook | Twitter

 

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Committee For A Better New Orleans RFP: Membership Program and Event Production

Dear CBNO Partners and Friends,

Attached is an RFP from Committee for a Better New Orleans seeking proposals from individuals or firms that might be interested in working with us on some projects, including membership and events.  The deadline for responses is February 15.  We would greatly appreciate your assistance in circulating this among your many contacts, as we hope to get a good number of responses to review.

Thanks so much in advance,

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. Our vision is a New Orleans where everyone has a voice and every voice is heard.

Request For Proposals

Membership Program and Event Production

The Committee for a Better New Orleans (CBNO) is seeking proposals for a contractual relationship to provide support for three organization activities. Though distinct from each other, there will be overlap among these activities. Specifically, these are finalizing the design of and implementing the CBNO membership program; managing the annual Diana Lewis Citizen Participation Awards event; and producing the annual Bryan Bell Metropolitan Leadership Forum. Each of these will be coordinated through the CBNO president; each of these will be supported by a specific CBNO Board committee.

Roles and responsibilities for this position, along with related Board of Directors and staff roles and responsibilities, are as follows.

For the membership program, the contractor will:

  • Finalize details of the CBNO membership program, including benefits, marketing materials, etc.
  • Organize, update and maintain the Forum alumni database.
  • Send the membership materials to all the Forum alumni, with follow-up as needed.
  • Produce the graduate events promised as part of the membership benefits.
  • Ensure the delivery of all other membership benefits.
  • Track and report on results of the membership program.

For the membership program, the Board committee will:

  • Generally oversee the staff person’s work on the program, including review of the final details and marketing materials.
  • Assist with identifying and developing the graduate events.
  • Provide volunteer assistance with the event logistics.
  • Review the program results and consider modifications as such results might suggest.
  • Once the program is successfully established with Forum alumni, consider expansion of the program to additional community members and segments.

For the Leadership Forum, the contractor will be responsible for the following:

General

  • Meet and communicate with CBNO Committee and President as needed.
  • Communicate with Forum participants as needed.

Pre-Forum

  • Review the sessions and panelists from the previous year’s Forum with the Committee; assist in consideration and identification of potential panelists; set full Forum calendar.
  • Once the preferred set of panelists for each session is set, contact and receive commitments from panelists. Committee should be updated if panelists are not available or otherwise decline, and/or if there may be reason to make changes to calendar; work with Committee on panelist and/or calendar changes as needed.
  • Receive and maintain file of nomination forms for the Forum; compile list of nominees as directed by Committee.
  • Send notification letters to all nominees (electronically).
  • Organize logistics for City Bus Tour, including bus, meeting site, caterer, etc.
  • Organize logistics for all Forum sessions, including locations, caterer, etc. Typically, all but one or two sessions are conducted in the same location.
  • Organize logistics for Forum graduation, including location, caterer, etc.
  • With the CBNO President, assemble class roster, track tuition payments, prepare name tags, and generally follow up as needed.
  • Perform additional general logistical and organizational tasks as needed to ensure complete and timely preparation for launch of Forum.
    • Booking the venue and serving as CBNO’s point of contact with the venue.
    • Contacting and booking the keynote speaker, once identified, and being the point of contact.
    • Supporting the work of obtaining sponsors and of selling tickets and tables.
    • Increasing the publicity and promotion of the event.
    • Managing the other logistics of the event, both in advance and on the day of the event. 

      Forum

      • Arrive at each session 30 – 60 minutes prior to scheduled start time; ensure that all technologies and other support are in place and functioning; generally ensure that all is ready for the session.
      • Prior to each session, collect info from panelists, including bios, presentations, recommended reading materials, etc. in electronic format; circulate info to participants on a timely basis. Also, prepare agenda with sponsor information and bring to session.
      • Prior to each session, send reminder emails to participants along with any other relevant info.
      • Organize participant name tags, agendas, evaluation forms, and any printed session materials for pick-up as participants arrive. Collect name tags and evaluation forms at conclusion of each session.
      • Prior to graduation session, prepare diplomas, coordinate with CBNO President on signatures.
      • Throughout Forum, communicate any issues, concerns, etc. to Committee and President.
      • Perform additional general session staffing responsibilities as needed.


      Post-Forum

      • Compile and distribute graduate contact information list.
      • Prepare summary of evaluation forms; meet with Committee and President to review evaluations, debrief on Forum, and make recommendations for following year.


      For the Diana Lewis Citizen Participation Awards event
      , the contractor will be responsible for the overall production of the event. This would include:

    The Board Committee and staff will identify the award recipients and the keynote speaker, and take the lead on obtaining sponsors and selling tickets and tables for the event.

    For both the Leadership Forum and the Awards event, CBNO will provide the contractor with historical documents, including established procedures, contacts, etc., and will generally work closely with, and provide strong support for, the contractor.

    In addition to the above-listed specific tasks, the contractor will do some general organizing, updating and management of some of CBNO’s databases, which will in turn increase the value and utility of the information. At different times, there will be opportunities to cross-market the above programs (i.e., sending the Leadership Forum nomination information out to Awards event attendees; better marketing the event to members and alumni, etc.). CBNO staff will work with the contractor to identify and take advantage of these opportunities.

    CBNO anticipates that fulfilling the responsibilities described in this RFP will require an average of twenty hours per week, and expects the resulting contract to be based on this time commitment. CBNO will not provide computer, cell phone or similar equipment. CBNO does not expect contractor to work out of the CBNO office, and will not provide regular office space for the work detailed in this contract. However, regular and close communication with the CBNO president and the relevant Board committee chairs is expected.

    CBNO seeks proposals at a rate of approximately $20 to $25 per hour. Performance benchmarks and bonuses may be considered. Proposals are requested by close of business on February 16, 2018. Proposals should be sent via email to Keith Twitchell at keithgct@aol.com; or via mail to 4902 Canal Street, suite 300, NOLA 70119.

Committee For A Better New Orleans: Upcoming Final Public Hearing and Final City Council Vote On The Remaining Master Plan Amendments, January 25th

Below provides information on the final public hearing and final City Council vote on the remaining Master Plan amendments.  The remaining amendments are the ones that are the most controversial, and community input is essential.  This is particularly true in regards to the amendment that would restrict the Master Plan’s “force of law” ONLY to Chapter 14, the land use plan.  This is a major change from the original understanding, that the entire Master Plan had force of law.  I believe that it is amendment 14-22, but they have been repackaged and I do not know how it will show up on the agenda.  Given that this process has now dragged on for twenty months, and given that these meetings are now taking place on the School Board headquarters on the Westbank, I am deeply concerned that there will be minimal participation.  I encourage you to circulate this information just as widely as possible.  The Master Plan is our road map to the future of our city, and these decisions simply must be informed by the community voice.

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. Our vision is a New Orleans where everyone has a voice and every voice is heard.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
January 8, 2018
City Council to Accept Public Comment on Master Plan Amendments on Thursday, January 25
Adoption of the Master Plan amendment package is likely to occur on February 8
NEW ORLEANS – The City Council will not accept public comment on amendments to the Master Plan at its Jan. 11 regular meeting as originally communicated. Public comment will be pushed to the regular meeting on Jan. 25, with final adoption of the amendment package to the Master Plan expected to occur on Feb. 8.

Both meetings will be held at the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) main offices, located at 3520 General DeGaulle Drive, while the New Orleans City Council Chamber undergoes renovations.

From the downtown area, the public may utilize the below RTA routes and schedules to arrive at the OSPB facility:
  1. Bus 114 – Gen. DeGaulle Sullen: Leaves Elks Place at 9:05 a.m., arrival at approximately 9:20 a.m.; OR leaves Elks Place at 9:50 a.m., arrival at approximately 10:05 a.m.; OR leaves Elks Place at 10:40 a.m., arrival at approximately 10:55 a.m.
  2. Bus 115 – Gen. DeGaulle Tullis:  Leaves Elks Place at 9:25 a.m., arrival at approximately 9:40 a.m.; OR leaves Elks Place at 10:10 a.m., arrival at approximately 10:25 a.m.; OR leaves Elks Place at 11 a.m., arrival at approximately 11:15 a.m.
During the renovations, the Council Chamber will be inaccessible until re-opening at the end March. The renovations will entail significant enhancements including:
  • New L.E.D. down-lighting and broadcast lighting to replace the existing dim lighting and outdated theatrical style lighting
  • Selected electrical, communications and audio-system upgrades
  • Repaint ceiling and walls
  • Replace carpet
  • Refinish existing wood flooring and wood room divider
  • New ADA compliant auditorium seating
  • New sound attenuating curtain
  • New ADA compliant lectern
Continue to check NolaCityCouncil.com regularly for additional information and updates as they develop.

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Contact:
David Gavlinski
Interim Chief of Staff
New Orleans City Council