Meetings conclude through December in Jefferson, LaFourche, Plaquemines, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany and Terrebonne parishes.
The result of two months of research and planning, these draft strategies follow a third round of meetings at the parish level, where residents engaged in interactive roundtable activities that showed the LA SAFE team what types of projects, programs and policy recommendations work best for their parish.
Equity-focused education champion Andrea Zayas tapped to launch and lead new youth-development intermediary in New Orleans
This new organization comes out of recommendations from the YouthShift Initiative, a community-driven initiative working to improve outcomes for children and youth in New Orleans — with the ultimate goal of supporting youth-serving organizations and programs to reach their goals for positive youth outcomes.
The 16 participants spanned a diverse spectrum of community leadership in terms of age, race, gender, experience and issues they hoped to address by taking the workshop. Each participant seemed to be particularly affected by different classes, speakers, themes and exercises.
FFL partners with City of New Orleans to enhance broadband access in City and Sewerage and Water Board Facilities
Foresite Group and FFL are designing a fiber-optic network that will enable the City of New Orleans to offer a new range of services to meet the growing expectations of citizens in vibrant urban environments. These services could range from new Smart City capabilities that improve public safety, allow for better communication with residents and improve energy efficiency to innovative ways to approach the digital divide.
Latinola youth work together to develop creative outlets and push for social and policy changes that advance racial and cultural equity and educational reform
Participants learned about FFL's work and mission and were introduced to some of the skills and issues that will be covered in the workshop: civic participation, neighborhood transformation, social justice, leadership development, and civic values, rights and responsibilities. The LEAD Program stands for "Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy, Development."
Our bridge loans offer nonprofit organizations the working capital they need to continue providing critical services to communities and individuals. For nonprofits waiting for committed funds from government agencies and foundations or other contracts, our loan can help your organization continue operating.
The program will focus on real estate finance, financial analysis and real estate development to support stronger, more resilient and equitable communities. Due to a short launch period and strong demand, the program will start on Jan. 11, 2017. This will allow more time for applicants to plan and prepare for the upcoming coursework. Registration is open through Jan. 6, 2017
FFL provided $250,000 in gap financing for the development, which offers quality housing for seniors aged 55 and older with a special emphasis on seniors with special needs.
“We’re reminded by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his letter from a Birmingham jail, ‘We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right,.’ Now, more than ever, we must honor the many innocent lives lost to police violence by resourcing the people who are leading the charge to achieve justice and equal accountability for everyone. These are times for courage, unabridged love for humanity and laser-focused attention on practices that work to ensure everyone receives justice and safety.” — Flozell Daniels Jr., Foundation for Louisiana’s CEO.
“Foundation for Louisiana is excited to have Lydia Cutrer join the team to build on a legacy of meaningful investments that expand economic opportunities for Louisianans,” CEO, Flozell Daniels, Jr. said. “With a deep and diverse background in community development finance and project management, a values-driven commitment to strengthen communities through more equitable outcomes, and a Louisiana native’s perspective on the landscape, we are confident Lydia’s leadership will advance FFL’s mission and the goals of our partners at the One Table initiative.”
Earlier this year, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) released a special edition of its quarterly journal and included an interview with FFL's CEO & President about our innovative loan fund.