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BOOKSBeta Phi was founded in 1938 on the campus of Dillard University and is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this month. As part of its anniversary celebration, Beta Phi has planned a community wide book giveaway to positively impact the lives of thousands of children in the New Orleans area. The books are complimentary of Rosen Publishing.

Representatives from the City of New Orleans’ crime fighting initiative NOLA For Life, State Representatives Wesley Bishop and Vincent Pierre, 
Roger Rosen of Rosen Publishing, and Erika McConduit-Diggs of the Urban League of Greater New Orleans will join Jared Brossett at the event.

The giveaway will occur along the Student Union Breezeway at Dillard University from 10 a.m. to noon following a 9:00 a.m. panel discussion on the importance of Early Childhood Literacy.

One of the most effective approaches to helping children develop literacy skills is having a home environment that supports literacy. Books have the power to benefit children in a number of ways, so I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to improve your child’s literacy.

November  9, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Dillard University Campus
Student Union Breezeway
2601 Gentilly Blvd. (Please the Warrington Dr. Entrance)

United Way of Southeast Louisiana and the Louisiana Budget Project are hosting a workshop in New Orleans aimed at educating potential consumers of high interest payday loans as well as community organizations and churches that may serve those customers. The workshop will focus on:

  • the hazards of engaging in high interest payday lending
  • alternatives to high interest payday lending
  • resources for gaining better understanding of money management

November 12, 2013
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

United Way of Southeast Louisiana
2515 Canal Street, New Orleans 70119
Conference Center

Click here to register today!

The Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office Invite Residents to 
Join NORDC Community Advisory Teams

The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) is actively seeking residents to join the NORDC Neighborhood Participation Process (NPP).

The NORDC NPP creates 15 location-based Community Advisory Teams (CAT), three per a council district. Team meetings allow citizens to come together to discuss and prioritize what gets recommended to NORDC on an ongoing basis.

CAT membership is a 12 month commitment with an opportunity for residents to work with NORDC staff, neighbors and commissioners on recommended recreation improvements that will ensure the communities concerns are a top priority.

If you are a parent, member of a booster club or community group, we encourage you to participate.

The application deadline is November 13, 2013 followed by a new member orientation on November 16, 2013. Orientation will take place at 10:30am in the UNO Lindy C. Boggs International Conference Center at 2045 Lakeshore Drive.

Completed applications can be submitted to the Neighborhood Engagement Office, faxed to 504.658.4969, or emailed to neighborhoods@nola.gov