Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans: Happy Hour at Treo and 10% of proceeds will support LAGNO, June 28th

Join the Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans for Happy Hour at Treo! Guests will enjoy $7 classic cocktails, $6 glasses of house red and white wine, and $5 Paradise Park Lager. Best of all, Treo will generously donate 10% of the proceeds to the LAGNO! We hope you’ll raise a glass for adult education with us!

Robin Goldblum |  Librarian   |  Assistant Branch Manager
Mid City Library | Phone: 504.596.2654 |

4140 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119


DACA-mentary Fundraiser next Monday, October 2nd in the LBC City Diner, from 8:00pm-10:00pm

Hi Clinica supporters!
I wanted to pass on this invitation from Clinica volunteer Ana Maria Lopez to a documentary/fundraiser about DACA next Monday.  Please see below for more info.  Hope to see you there!
As you may or may not be aware, President Trump announced he would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on September 5th, 2017. DACA recipients were given one month to renew their DACA status if their DACA status expires between September 2017 and March 2018. This has led to great mental, emotional, and financial stress for many of the DACA recipients within our community.
The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) and the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA) recognize and stand in solidarity with our affected DACA students. Last December, USG and GAPSA passed a resolution in support of declaring Tulane University a sanctuary campus. USG and GAPSA understood the dangers of President Trump’s rhetoric and were prepared to support our students in any way possible. USG and GAPSA will continue to work toward creating a safe and secure environment for all individuals at Tulane University.
Towards that end, USG and GAPSA will be hosting a DACA-mentary Fundraiser next Monday, October 2nd in the LBC City Diner, from 8:00pm-10:00pm. USG will be tabling and selling tickets for $5 on McAlister Dr. on September 27th, 29th, and October 2nd from 11am-2pm. The entire ticket cost will go towards supporting USG and GAPSA collaborative efforts with Catholic Charities New Orleans’ to provide free legal support to DACA recipients. 
If you want to support but cannot attend the viewing, just visit the USG table this week and make a donation! 
If you have any questions regarding this event, please email Jenny Ly ( Thank you again for all your support.
Nick Fears
President of GAPSA
Department of Psychology
Tulane University 
Office: 504-247-1856

Colibri Clinica Fundraiser, October 6, 2016

Hi there Colibri Clinic enthusiasts!

I just wanted to provide an update regarding the fundraiser event proposed during our first meeting. Rodrigo and I met with the owner of Rosa Mezcal ( and we decided on having a happy-hour fundraiser this Thursday, October 6th from 5:30PM until 11PM. Omar (the owner of the restaurant) agreed to give us 15% of all the proceeds of food and drink for everyone who consumes at his restaurant during the indicated time, this is not limited to people that come for the cause, anyone who shows up will essentially participate in the fundraiser. Additionally, he will let us host the raffles that we had discussed at the meeting. Raffle tickets will be sold the day of the event for $2 a piece so be sure to bring cash!

Here is a link to the Facebook event that Carolyn Mayes so kindly helped us make: please invite as many people as you can: med students, members of congreso, graduate students, friends, family, anyone is welcomed! Additionally I would ask that you think of donations that you could get from member of the community to be raffled off. So far we have Saints tickets, a gift card to the Midway pizzeria, and it looks like we will be getting some arts and crafts from the Mexican consulate as well. Ana Maria Ordaz volunteered to write a donation letter, if you need that letter to request donations please contact her at and she can help you with that.

Finally, I have attached a flyer that Linett Luna (community engagement coordinator for LAGO) volunteer to make for us. Please spread the word as much as you can!

Should you have any question please feel free to contact me or Rodrigo.

Have a great rest of the week,

Ana Maria Lopez
Graduate Student
Tulane University
MA Candidate, Stone Center for Latin American Studies | 2017



All Soul’s Soul-A-Bration III Gumbo Gala November 20th

Grace and peace in Jesus the Risen Christ be with you your family.

I am Reverend Edward Thompson and serve as the Pastor and Priest-in-Charge at All Souls Episcopal Church and Community Center in New Orleans’ historic Lower Ninth Ward. Established by the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana in the aftermath of, and in response to, the disaster caused by Hurricane Katrina, we are a small faith community striving to respond to the enormous human needs around us.

We run an after-school homework assistance program along with music and other enrichment activities for Pre-K through Middle School age kids, Monday through Thursday. We also are a hub for food, used clothing and used furniture assistance while offering sewing lessons to young and older women, computer, internet and printing facilities, and short-term housing for mission groups from around the country and beyond (Paris, France, for example) who come to help with recovery and rebuilding efforts in the 9th Ward. These services are offered at virtually little to no cost to our community. Grants, individual donations and fundraisers are what help sustain these essential services.

Our annual fundraiser that supports these programs is SOUL-A-BRATION, an evening of good music, good New Orleans cuisine, a raffle of great prizes and a silent auction which is usually the evening’s highlight. This year’s SOUL-A-BRATION will feature a “Gumbo Cook-Off” competition in which folks will have the opportunity to taste and then vote for the best Gumbo.

Please see attached a copy of the invite. We hope that you will join us at this very special event. If you cannot, please consider making a donation to support our community development work.

In His Service,

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Reverend Edward H. Thompson

Soul-A-Bration Invite

Soul-A-Bration II Fundraiser to benefit the All Souls Community Center’s Scholar Success After School Tutoring and Music


Soul-A-Bration II Fundraiser to benefit the All Souls Community Center’s Scholar Success After School Tutoring and music enrichment programs for children

Contact: Reverend Edward Thompson or Carolina Gallop (504) 218-8995

What: Soul-A-Bration II Fundraiser – Benefiting the Tutoring & Music Program at the Center
Where: All Souls Episcopal Church & Community Center – 5500 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117 (corner of Caffin Street)
When: Sunday, November 16, 2014
Time: 5pm to 8pm
Admission: $25.00 Suggested Donation
Master of Ceremony: Councilman James Gray
Entertainment: Troy Sawyer & The Elements

On Sunday, November 16, 2014 All Souls Episcopal Church & Community Center will host its second annual Soul-A-Bration fundraiser to benefit the after school tutoring and music enrichment programs at the Community Center. We are inviting the community to the event.

The evening will feature live music, complimentary drinks and food from some of New Orleans’ outstanding restaurants. There will be a silent auction with wonderful prizes to bid on.

The mission of All Souls Community Center is to break the cycles of poverty and violence by helping the children and youth of the Lower Ninth Ward achieve proficiency in reading and math, succeed in school, and become engaged citizens and leaders in their community. All Souls further aims to create the community conditions necessary to raise healthy, successful children through parent education, community-building, and strategic partnerships.

The Afterschool Tutoring Program is in its Sixth year of operation, providing afterschool homework assistance and enrichment four days a week to students aged 4-13. After completing their assigned homework, students participate in activities like music enrichment, cooking classes, tennis lessons, and reading clubs.

In order to keep the program growing we need everyone in the community’s support. This event is open to the public.