LA Voz de la Comunidad Coalition Monthly Meeting Online May 27, 2020

Monthly LA Voz de la Comunidad
Coalition Meeting

This is a reminder of our La Voz de la Comunidad Coalition meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 27th at 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

In order to adhere to the government’s recommendations of social distancing and to avoid Coronavirus (COVID-19) we will hold our meeting virtually until further notice.

Click here to see this month’s agenda.

Our meeting will be held online using the internet with Zoom. 
(Zoom is web-based application that allows for many people to connect in meeting-like setting over the internet.)

Click on the Join Zoom Meeting link below to access Zoom and the meeting and use the Meeting ID:
Join Zoom Meeting
(meeting URL: )
Meeting ID: 589 845 222

NOTE: It is important that you take the time to set-up and test Zoom on your computer or cell phone in advance to ensure that you are able to log on without any technical problems. If you do not have the internet or a computer Zoom has an application that can be downloaded to your cell phone and you can access the meeting from that device. If you do not want to use the internet application on your computer or the cell phone application – the meeting can also be accessed as conference call using the phone number.

Following is the information to join the Zoom meeting by phone:
Dial:  US: +1 312 626 6799 or
+1 646 558 8656 or
+1 346 248 7799 or
+1 669 900 9128 or
+1 253 215 8782 or
+1 301 715 8592
Due to high volume of Zoom calls they provide several numbers – any and all of them will connect you the meeting using the Meeting ID
Meeting ID: 589 845 222

Phone one-tap (for calling from cell phone):US: +13126266799,,589845222#
or +16465588656,,589845222#

We ask that Coalition members share any resources or information from their organizations or others resources that are available to the community during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic and emergency. This information can be shared in advance of the meeting by emailing or when you attend the meeting.

We have posted information & resources on our website at under the Resources section. Following is the direct link to the webpage & our new campaing video:

We look forward to your attendance at the LA Voz Coalition meeting next week and updating all of you on our recent and future activities.

Stay safe & healthy,
LA Voz de la Comunidad

Find Out More


To kick off this new year we will hold a training on Wednesday, January 29th at 9:00AM, as a part of the monthly coalition meeting.  Dr. Murelle G. Harrison will lead our training session on the Strategic Prevention Framework. This training is open to everyone interested in learning about strategies and skills for prevention. We ask that you invite and encourage others to take advantage of this free training session.

Click here for a link to the flyer for this training session to share with anyone interested in attending.

Click here to see the agenda for the January 29th LA Vozde la Comunidad Coalition meeting & training session.

We hope that you are able to participate in making Greater New Orleans a healthier city in 2020.

Our Best,
LA Voz de la Comunidad

RIDE New Orleans meetings for New Links Public Engagement

Good Morning,
My name is Courtney and I’m the Organizer and Storyteller for RIDE New Orleans, a transit advocacy group here in New Orleans.
I’m reaching out today because RIDE along with the Regional Planning Commission are setting up for New Links public engagement. Below are all the details but because I haven’t worked with you before I’d be happy to give you a call or grab a coffee to give you more details or answer any questions.
Check out the emails below and feel free to contact me if you have any questions!
We’re setting up meetings for New Links public engagement!
The New Links regional transit network redesign process is asking New Orleans residents to consider comprehensive changes to the RTA and Jefferson Transit transit networks in 2020. These changes are intended to comprehensively improve transit service to make it more convenient, fast, and reliable.

Public engagement is key to this process –  and the New Links team would like to send a representative to one of your regular meetings in January, February, or March, to briefly explain the potential changes and gather feedback and recommendations from your members.

Would it be possible to present at one of those meetings? We anticipate that presentations can be as brief as 10 minutes and feedback would be extremely valuable to the process.

Please let us know and I can schedule a representative to attend. You can contact me either via email – or phone 415-770-4452

The New Links process is a joint project of the Regional Planning Commission, the RTA, Jefferson Transit, the City of New Orleans, and St. Bernard Parish. A number of community stakeholders, including Ride New Orleans are also participating.

New Links kicked off in spring 2019 and is expected to make a final recommendation in the Summer of 2020. Currently, New Links planners are asking the public to consider resent three different concepts of an updated regional transit network in order to better engage the public in the discussion on tangible short- and medium-term improvements to the regional transit network. That is what we hope to present to YOUR GROUP in the next few months. Feedback from these engagement sessions will be used to inform the final New Links proposal, currently slated for Summer 2020.


Courtney Jackson
(She, Her, Hers)
Organizer and Storyteller
RIDE New Orleans



VOAD Interest Meeting, Dec. 12th or Dec. 16th


This summer a steering committee from American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, HandsOn New Orleans, NOSHEP, Salvation Army, Second Harvest, and United Way began meeting to form an official Greater New Orleans Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster.   We’re excited to invite your organization to become a member!

Membership is free and open to any organization, association, nonprofit, faith-based, civic, or unincorporated group that seeks to join.  Please feel free share with any of your colleagues not on this list (full list is below signature).

There are 3 steps to take:

  1. Choose one of two informational meeting to attend.
  2. Complete the membership application.
  3. Review the attached proposed by-laws for approval at January 2020 meeting (TBD)

INFORMATION MEETINGS  RSVP HERE.   Attendance is encouraged but not required for membership. Phone conference line is below.

Thursday, December 12  9:00am- 10:00am  -OR- Monday, December 16  3:00pm-4:00pm

Epstein Room

2515 Canal St. NOLA 70119

Free parking is available behind the United Way building off Iberville or in the First Pentecostal Church lot on Canal and N. Dorgenois.

Dial In Phone Number:   712-832-8330   Pin:  4388490#



  • Open membership
  • Jurisdiction is Jefferson and Orleans parishes.  May grow to include Plaquemines and St. Bernard in the future.
  • Must join one or more Standing Committees in the areas of Disaster Preparedness, Response, Recover, or Mitigation depending on your organization’s capacity and expertise.
  • Standing committees are free to create goals and subcommittees to further their objectives.
  • Each organization shall have voice with as many representatives as desired but only one vote during meetings.

Please let me know if you have questions and hope to see you at the information meeting!

(504) 319 – 9883

PS: This list is:

211/Via Link
Advocacy Center
Air BnB Open Homes
American Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division Disaster Legal Services
Baptist Community Ministries
Cajun Army
Cajun Navy Relief
Camp Restore
Catholic Charities NO
Catholic Charities NO Deaf Action Center
City of New Orleans Neighborhood Office of Engagement – Faith Liason
Common Ground Relief
Congress of Day Laborers (Congreso)
Family Justice Center
Franklin Avenue Baptist Church
GOHSEP FAN Committee
Greater New Orleans Association of the Deaf
Greater New Orleans Foundation
Greater St.Stephens Baptist Church
Habitat for Humanity
Hands On New Orleans
Language Access Coalition
Language Access Coalition & Latino Forum
Lighthouse Louisiana
Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief
Louisiana Bar Association
Louisiana Conservation Corps
Louisiana State Animal Response Team LSART
Lousiana  VOAD
Mary Queen of Vietnam Catholic Church
Medical Reserve Corps
New Orleans Baptist Association
New Orleans Baptist Association
New Orleans Black Deaf Advocates
New Orleans Breastfeeding Center
New Orleans Council on Aging
Nola Tree Project
Presbytery of South Louisiana
Project Fleur-de-lis
Rebuilding Together
Red Cross SELA
Salvation Army
Second Harvest
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
Team Rubicon
The Pro Bono Project
UMCOR  Louisiana
United Saints Recovery Project
United Way SELA
Upbring Lutheran Disaster Relief & LA VOAD

Regional Planning Commission and WSP: Stakeholder Working Group for the New Links Transit Redesign, Dec. 18th

The Regional Planning Commission and WSP will be convening the stakeholder working group for the New Links transit redesign on Wednesday, December 18th.
You will receive two calendar invitations for this meeting:
  • Wednesday, 12/18 from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 12/18 from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Please feel free to RSVP for either of the two sessions (format and content are identical, so there is no need to attend both).
Meetings will be held at the Regional Transportation Management Center (10 Veterans Boulevard, New Orleans, between Pontchartrain and West End Boulevards at the I-610 exit).
At this meeting, the RPC and WSP will provide an update on the project, review the findings from Phase 1, and gather feedback on the scenarios for a redesigned transit network being developed for Phase 2.
WSP will circulate an agenda and supporting materials prior to the meeting. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Samuel Buckley
Transportation Planner
Regional Planning Commission
Office: 5044838501
Cell:    5043008502

Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans Adult Basic Education (ABE) Meeting hosted by Youth Empowerment Project (YEP), January 9th

Happy New Year! Sending wishes for health and happiness and ubiquitous literacy in 2019 and moving forward!

Please take note of the corrected meeting date — it will be Wednesday, Jan 9, NOT Jan 10. Apologies if this causes any inconvenience.
Check out the attached agenda – if you have anything to add please let me know. Otherwise, see you all next week, Wednesday, Jan 9.


Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans

4140 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70119

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La Voz de la Comunidad Coalition meeting, September 26th

This is a reminder of our monthly La Voz de la Comunidad Coalition meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 26th at 9:00 AM.

Our meeting will be held at the Boy Scouts of America Building, 2nd Floor Large Conference Room, 4200 S I-10 Service Road W, Metairie, LA 70001

Parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the building. Please mind any reserved parking spots.

We look forward to your attendance at the LA Voz Coalition meeting next week and updating all of you on recent activities.

We are truly thankful for each and every one of you and all the work that you do.
~La Voz de la Comunidad

Literacy Alliance of GNO: ABE Meeting, April 4, 2018

Hello everyone! Looking forward to seeing you Wednesday! Cherie Duckworth and the Urban League office of Workforce Development will be hosting us in the Patrick Taylor room on the first floor of the building, 4640 S. Carrollton Ave / NOLA / 70119. Please see the attached agenda.

You are welcome to walk across Carrollton Avenue, to the Mid-City library after the meeting if you want to check “it” out, including books, dvds and cds, if you have not been here before or perhaps to pick up a library card that you’ve been meaning to get for a while.

Have a happy holiday weekend!

Robin Goldblum |  Librarian   |  Assistant Branch Manager
Mid City Library | Phone: 504.596.2654 |
4140 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119

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New Orleans Public Meeting: Draft Disparity Study Report, March 31, 2018

Hello interested groups,

A reminder to help us disseminate information regarding the upcoming March 28 public meetings regarding the draft Disparity Study.

Public Meetings

 The Keen Independent study team wants to share the attached public meeting invite for your dissemination. Public meetings are also posted to the study website along with a location map.

We are encouraging anyone who is interested to attend one of these public meetings (no need to attend both public meetings).

The public comment period closes after the public meetings at 5:00 pm on Saturday, March 31.

The study team will also launch an eblast notification (with map) regarding these meetings. We encourage you to invite interested business owners.

Draft Disparity Study Report

If you have not yet reviewed the draft Disparity Study report, it is available at We continue to gather public input through the website, the study email ( and the telephone hotline (504-603-0017).

We look forward to seeing you again in New Orleans!



Anna Omelusik
Project Assistant
Keen Independent Research LLC
928-684-8988 (direct)

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