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.
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."
This seven-week program brings in guest experts to host skill-building sessions in a variety of fields like community organizing, advocacy, public policy, and land use and development. LEAD graduates develop the skills that they need to enact positive change through their organizations and communities while building strong relationships with other neighborhood leaders from across the city. Deadline to apply: Feb. 10, 2017.
Claiborne Corridor Ambassadors host "Safe-Tea on the Lafitte Greenway" with help from TOGETHER Initiative
Participants created and displayed their own safety signs to help raise awareness of the importance of this issue. New Orleans City Council member Susan Guidry voiced her support at the event.
Claiborne Corridor Ambassadors host "Safe-Tea on the Lafitte Greenway" Friday to raise safety awareness
The event will be held at the Broad Street Theatre (636 N Broad St.) near the Greenway’s crossing at North Broad Street, identified by the Ambassadors as a high-need area for education and awareness. Participants at the event will be able to create and display their own safety signs to help raise awareness of the importance of this issue.
Organizers hope the effort will increase drain-cleaning awareness in advance of the hurricane season. Partners in the effort include the 7th Ward Neighborhood Association, St. Roch Neighborhood Association, Bunny Friend Neighborhood Association, the Greater Treme Consortium, the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board, Water Wise NOLA, Tulane Prevention Resource Center and more. Foundation for Louisiana is a funder of Water Wise NOLA through its Equity Caucus.
Among Reali’s work will include the management of the Foundation’s TOGETHER Initiative, which works with partners to empower residents to rebuild and strengthen disenfranchised communities by promoting leadership, policy-making and grant-funding opportunities.