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Get involved with the Lower 9th Ward Street Library
Who we are: neighbors who care about the children in our community.
What we do: welcome children every Saturday at 1pm and read with them, work on an art or craft project, or some gardening and ensure they get home safely with a free book.
Where we are: 5445 Douglass Street between Flood and Andry in the Lower Ninth Ward
Who can come: Any child age 5 and up residing in the Lower Ninth Ward is welcome and children under 5 are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
6th Annual Gardening Convening to honor CSED co-founder Pam Dashiell
The Renaissance Project will host its 6th annual Gardening Convening, an event filled with volunteers, community gardening projects and the launch of "Talks: CTC ('cross the canal), at Trinity Lutheran Church, 5234 N. Claiborne Ave. The event takes place Thursday, Oct. 24 - Sunday, Oct. 27 and this year's theme is "Rooted in Legacy."
This year they'll honor the legacies of co-founder and Regrowing Community partner Lanette Williams, coordinator of the Algiers Common Ground community garden and Pam Dashiell, longstanding Lower 9th Ward resident, community activist and co-founder of Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development, CSED.
Annual Serve Day brings over 1,000 volunteers to the lower 9th ward
Over 1,000 volunteers worked in the Lower 9th Ward as part of Celebration Church's annual Serve Day, a day dedicated to helping local families. Volunteers painted, cut weeds, cleaned community gardens and helped repair homes of elderly community members.
Freedom March Celebration Rescheduled
The 50th anniversary of the New Orleans Freedom March has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12 at 11 a.m. The march, previously scheduled for Sept. 30, will begin at A.L. Davis park and end at City Hall.
When the march took place 50 years ago, over 10,000 marchers made their way from Shakespeare Park (now A.L. Davis Park) located at Washington and LaSalle, to City Hall. Speakers at City Hall included The Rev. A.L. Davis, Oretha Castle, Ernest Morial, The Rev. Avery Alexander and Gerald T. Thomas.
Street Library kids need your help
The Lower 9 Street Library is in need of volunteers to help read to its children and plan its annual Halloween celebration. Support the children of the Lower 9 Street Library by volunteering today. If you are interested, please contact Laurence Kopelovitch at email@example.com.
Lower Ninth Ward affordable housing development blocked
Global Green's news conference last week highlighted the importance of affordable housing in the Lower 9th ward. The event, which took place Sept. 19 at 409 Andry, received much needed support from local leaders and community members.
News Conference to Support Lower 9 Rental Housing
Global Green will hold a news conference today, Sept. 19, to discuss support for rental housing in the Lower 9th ward. The event will take place at 1:30 p.m. at 409 Andry St.
In the more than eight years since Hurricane Katrina, not one affordable rental housing development has been built in the Lower 9th Ward. On Wednesday, September 11, 2013, the Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC), formerly the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency, yanked approval from the only project proposed for the Lower 9th Ward. Families, elected officials and advocates are fighting back!
The Lower 9th Ward Community commemorated the 8th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with several community events including a memorial service and second line.
8th Annual Katrina Commemoration Event
A Memorial Service will take place at the Katrina Monument at Tennessee St. and Claiborne Ave. on Thursday, Aug. 29, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Hurricane Katrina 8th Anniversary Events
A Memorial Service will take place at the Katrina Monument at Tennessee St. and Claiborne Ave. on Thursday, Aug. 29 at 8:30 a.m.
Make it Right Rebuilding Celebration
Make it Right invites you to come out for its 8th Annual Hurricane Katrina Anniversary and Rebuilding Celebration on Thursday, Aug. 29, 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at 1831 Tennessee Street.
Local news features new green challenge and CSED director
The United States Green Building Council is linking up with Louisiana schools for a new initiative called the Louisiana Green Schools Challenge. The goal of the project is to engage students in environmental studies and to get them to create their own sustainable ways to go green.
Lower 9 Leads New Orleans in Solar Capacity
New research suggests that the Lower Ninth Ward is leading the city in solar energy production. Since 2007, ten percent of all solar system permits issued by the City of New Orleans have been for residences in the Lower Ninth Ward, even though the neighborhood contains only two percent of the city's population.