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Mardi Gras Indian Cultural Campus Project: Eyes on the Park

FFL program fellow Matty Williams served as the project manager for a joint proposal that resulted in a half-million dollar investment by ArtPlace to create a Mardi Gras Indian campus in uptown New Orleans. Click to read his explanation of the project's vision and impact.

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LEAD: Training Residents to Be Their Own Champions

LEAD (Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy and Development) Community Training Program is a resident leadership academy to promote civic engagement. LEAD is the first phase of Foundation for Louisiana's TOGETHER Initiative.

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members of the 2014 LEAD class engage in a closing activity

Stopping Rainstorm Flooding in Our Own Back Yards

When Foundation for Louisiana's 2014 Environmental Sustainability working group met to develop a project focused on New Orleans' Claiborne Avenue Corridor, their first challenge was simply to decide what they meant by "sustainability." As Jeff Supak of Global Green USA's New Orleans office explains, participants brought different perspectives – some cultural, some neighborhood, some environmental, and some simply tired of repeated street flooding from New Orleans' typical "gullywasher" summer rainstorms.

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Helping people rise out of homelessness is one of the toughest challenges in the affordable housing arena.

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