Community engagement around creative expression: it sounds as much like a description of the culture of New Orleans as it does a summary of Kickstarter’s mission. If you haven’t heard of it, Kickstarter is among the biggest names ... Read More »
When we talk about making our lives greener and more socially responsible, there’s evolved a set of “rules” we now follow. We buy organic (or at least all natural), we separate our plastics and break down our cardboard ... Read More »
While entrepreneurship in itself is daunting and difficult, being a minority entrepreneur presents its own challenges. Among New Orleans entrepreneurs, there is a compelling theme that turns these challenges into opportunities. Discussions of diversity are often centered on race. But diversity, ... Read More »
Imagine you have an idea. A great idea. An idea for a social venture that could change New Orleans. Maybe it’s a bold new solution for attracting minority teachers. Maybe it’s a new app that streamlines disaster management. ... Read More »
Located in the center of New Orleans, Hollygrove Market functions as an urban farm, local produce market and community garden that is bolstering local and sustainable eating in the Crescent City, while simultaneously providing underserved New Orleans ... Read More »
Moving in amid the storm of highly anticipated and well-received dining options along St. Claude Avenue -- including spots like Junction, Red Chinese and the soon-to-open St. Roch Market -- are an array of local retailers. Initiated by a ... Read More »
Kathryn Parker has been at the helm of the Crescent City Farmers Market for just one year. Taking over from the orgnaization's original leader, Richard McCarthy, who went on to become the Executive Director of Slow Food ... Read More »
These days, when you drive or walk the length of General Pershing from Broad Street toward South Claiborne, you can tell something is growing there.
There in Broadmoor, in the heart of New Orleans, a community is rebuilding itself.
On what was the largest concentration of blight in the neighborhood, construction is underway for an 11,500-square-foot Arts and Wellness Center, a space that will provide quality arts enrichment and improved vitality to over 350 community members daily. Read More »