On June 15th, Friends on Lafitte Corridor put on a community cleanup event in partnership with the Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center (STNC) and the National Park Service to celebrate the kickoff of the 50 Cities Initiative- New Orleans. Leaders from the Department of the Interior, City of New Orleans, NORDC, the Dryades YMCA, and FOLC's Executive Director, Sophie Harris, spoke on the importance of learning outside of the classroom and volunteering. We then led two groups of eager youth volunteers to clean up the playground and open fields around the Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center. With everyone’s help we were able to raise our total amount of trash collected this spring to 1,500 pounds! See WDSU's story for more information on the 50 Cities Initiative-New Orleans.read moreCome work with Friends of Lafitte Corridor! We are hiring a Community Health Program Coordinator to develop and implement community health programming and engagement activities in the Lafitte Corridor. Applications are due Monday, June 22. Click here to learn more.read more
The New Orleans Track Club will host a 5K Resilience Run/Walk on August 29, 2015to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall and celebrate New Orleans’ perseverance and spirit. FOLC is honored to be one of ten official nonprofit beneficiaries of the run!
Please register here to run with FOLC!
Friends of Lafitte Corridor seeks to revitalize the Lafitte Corridor by working to build, program and promote the Lafitte Greenway as a great public space. “I brought my family along with me: my husband, my granddaughters. We come to have a good time,” says Ariska Everette, who’s sitting on a folding chair in front of a giant movie screen on the Lafitte Greenway. There’s a tub of popcorn in her lap. She’s waiting for the film Annie to start, but she says just being outside, in this space, feels great. “Like we transformed the whole thing. It’s usually just kids running around, now it’s a whole movie theater -- families sitting down. I love it”... Source: WWNO LISTEN to the full story: http://wwno.org/post/friends-lafitte-corridor-promotes-greenway-great-public-spaceread moreLafitte Corridor Get together with volunteers of Friends of Lafitte Corridor and NOLA Trash Mob for their third cleanup event of the year at 9:30 a.m. [Sunday] at Mid-City Market Patio, 401 N. Carrollton Ave. The focus of the cleanup will be the Mid-City neighborhood around Carrollton Avenue. Orange vests and supplies will be available... Source: The Advocate Full Article: http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/community/crescentcity/12547127-171/throw-me-somethin-help-tendread more
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