On the side of a 35,000-square-foot warehouse in the Bywater district of New Orleans is a larger-than-life portrait of a young, beautiful Black girl. Smiling, with her palms facing upwards, she looks ethereal. Her curls, painted in brilliant hues of purple, are speckled with crowns and encased in a glowing white halo. Her necklace spells the word “light.”
There was a time, just a few decades ago, when the Claiborne Corridor was bustling. The string of neighborhoods that cuts across New Orleans nurtured a world-renowned jazz scene. Hundreds of black-owned businesses dotted tree-lined avenues, selling everything from insurance to gumbo. In its mid-20th century heyday, the area was nothing short of the cultural and commercial epicenter of the city’s African-American community.
Johnson & Johnson, in Partnership With Pyxera Global, Launches Its Third Global Pro Bono Year With the New Orleans Mayor Engaged
April 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Mayor of New Orleans, LaToya Cantrell, welcomed the Johnson & Johnson Global Pro Bono team to New Orleans for the program’s official kickoff event at City Hall on April 29. Johnson & Johnson has designed its Global Pro Bono program in collaboration with PYXERA Global to tackle healthcare and community issues by harnessing the power of its most powerful resource—its people. The mayor’s attendance shows that the city believes cross-sector partnerships are needed to improve the lives of the citizens of New Orleans.
New Orleans was selected as the host city for World Environment Day. Community leaders and businesses, including Republic Services, came together for an educational summit followed by a traditional New Orleans Second Line Parade where groups then picked up recycling and garbage from the neighborhoods. Many members of Republic’s New Orleans team joined in the efforts!
The city of Philadelphia’s football team won the big game for the first time ever and its long-suffering fan base celebrated the victory in kind. In February, the city held a massive parade for its football team, a turnout that some estimated teetered over 700,000 people (a spokesman for the City of Philadelphia did not have an official tally). With this great turnout came its inevitable byproduct: trash. Lots of trash.
NEW ORLEANS -- Mardi Gras produces days of merriment, indulgence, a few hangovers — and a lot of garbage. Once the parades have passed and the beads have been thrown, the cleanup begins.
This year two New Orleans organizations aimed to change things with a pilot recycling project to collect cans, plastic bottles and that ubiquitous Mardi Gras accessory dangling from fences, trees and balconies: beads.
by Charu Adesnik, Deputy Director, Cisco Foundation
As Deputy Director of the Cisco Foundation, I am fortunate to be at the center of investing our technology, expertise, and cash grants to empower global problem solvers that make a positive impact on our world. Last year alone, our investments in innovative digital solutions positively impacted 154 million people in some of the most economically underserved parts of the world. We are committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025 and have reached 232 million people to date.
Healthy Cities initiative connects wellness, nutrition and play resources to give children a healthy start to life
NEW ORLEANS, June 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today announced that over 200 Morgan Stanley and community volunteers will build a playground at Dunbar Elementary as part of the Morgan Stanley’s Healthy Cities initiative. Joining forces with Choice Foundation and KaBOOM!, volunteers will give area kids the play space they deserve. Having access to safe play spaces is at the heart of the Healthy Cities New Orleans program, which delivers integrated nutrition, health and play programming to local children and their families.
by Richard Barkham, Global Chief Economist, and Matthew Walaszek, Senior Research Analyst, at CBRE
Every so often, cities face major shocks. These can be economic shocks, such as the decline of key markets; natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina; or political shocks, such as corruption or gross mismanagement. Larger cities can often deal with these events using their own ample manpower and by leveraging their relationships with national governments. Smaller cities have a greater need for outside resource, but often have to fall back on their own resources and creativity to survive.