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4622FW: Greenway Gazette: Education, Transportation, and New Blood

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  • Jessica Knox
    Jan 31, 2014
      Article regarding Craig Elementary in this issue of the Greenway Gazette.

      Jessica D. Knox

      HFTA President


      From: Friends_of_Lafitte_Corridor__Urb@...
      To: dashanna@...
      Subject: Greenway Gazette: Education, Transportation, and New Blood
      Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:04:00 +0000

      Greenway Gazette: Education, Transportation, and New Blood
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      January 31, 2014

      Introducing FOLC's New Board Members

      Friends of Lafitte Corridor's membership elected 9 new members to its volunteer board of directors at last week's meeting. The new directors bring strong and diverse professional and volunteer experience, complimenting the skills of the directors who are continuing their termsWe are proud to welcome to FOLC's board:
      • SUSANNAH BURLEY – Program Director, Parkway Partners
      • LAILA FOX – Assistant Director of Education and Training, Tulane’s Center for Health Research, Leadership and Strategic Initiatives
      • DUBRAVKA GILIC – Planning Administrator, New Orleans City Planning Commission
      • ANTONIA KELLER – Development Director, Emeril Lagasse Foundation
      • MARY MATTHEWS – Sustainability Consultant, LifeCity
      • BILL MCCORD – Assistant Business Agent, IATSE Local 478
      • ANDREANECIA MORRIS – Vice President for Homeownership & Community Development, Providence Community Housing
      • EMILY VALENTINO – General Manager, City Sightseeing New Orleans
      • REV. DR. DWIGHT WEBSTER – Senior and Founding Pastor, Christian Unity Baptist Church
      We send thanks to Daniel Samuels, Leonetta Terrell, Matt Rufo, Jeff Schwartz, Mark Venczel, and Ryan Bordenave for their work and leadership that has brought us to the brink of construction. While they are leaving the board, we are fortunate that they remain friends and supporters of the Lafitte Corridor.
      Craig Program

      Urban Conservancy Brings Environmental Stewardship to Craig Elementary

      The 5th graders in Ms. Narcisse's science class at Craig Elementary in Tremé have teamed up with the Urban Conservancy to learn about wetlands restoration, water and soil quality testing, and ways they can create a cleaner, healthier environment.
      Subject matter is geared toward meeting grade-level expectations through experiential learning. The program is a pilot project, spearheaded by Mission Continues fellow Kendric Perkins and project assistant Keely Hill. Bayou Rebirth is also a partner.
      One of the goals is to connect local students to the Lafitte Greenway and other green spaces through outdoor education and environmental literacy.  A second is to introduce them to professionals working in fields that require science skills.  

      The Urban Conservancy is identifying school and after-school partners within walking distance of the Lafitte Greenway to collaborate with in 2014. For more information, contact Dana Eness at 504-232-7821 or dana@....
      Transportation for Livable Communities

      2014 Livable Communities Voter's Guide

      Friends of Lafitte Corridor and the Urban Conservancy teamed up with a coalition of transportation, public health, environmental and community-based organizations in New Orleans, led by Bike Easy, to draft a transportation-focused candidate questionnaire for the upcoming City Council and Mayoral Elections. 
      Just in time for the February 1st general election, we present the first transportation-focused Voter's Guide for New Orleans. Candidates responded to the coalition's most pressing questions about walking, biking and transit in the city. 
      To see the guide, check out transportationforlivablecommunities.org! Since we are nonprofits, we do not endorse candidates - but the Voter's Guide provides candidate positions on issues including:
      • Public transit
      • Programs for pedestrian and bicycle safety
      • Neighborhood parks and green spaces
      • Implementing the city’s Complete Streets ordinance, and transportation needs for all New Orleans residents, especially seniors, people with disabilities and low-income families. 
      For more information on the February 1st elections and voting in Orleans Parish, visit www.geauxvote.com.

      Keep in touch with the Urban Conservancy via
      Facebook: UrbanConservancy
      Twitter:  @UrbanConserv
      Web:  urbanconservancy.org

      Keep in touch with FOLC via
      Facebook:  folc.nola
      Twitter:  @folcnola
      Web:  folc-nola.org
      Email:  info@...  
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