News and Updates

Newsletter Archives from the Neighborhood Engagement Office

Grand Opening Celebration for the Best Buy Teen Tech Center

May 31, 2018

by Valerie Bouldin, Liaison
Filed under: community, Library, public infrastructure

Join the New Orleans Public Library on Tuesday, June 19th from 4pm-6pm for the grand opening of the Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the Main Library, 201 Loyola Ave. 



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City Hall Spotlight on Kimberly W. LaGrue

May 15, 2018

by Greg M. Lawson, Deputy Director
Filed under: community, infrastructure, leadership, neighborhood spotlight, orleans, spotlight


This month's City Hall Spotlight is on Kimberly LaGrue, Chief Information Officer for City of New Orleans Information Technology & Innovation. Click the link below to read our interview with Ms. LaGrue. 

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Pastor JB Watkins, Faubourg St. Roch Improvement Association

May 15, 2018

by Valerie Bouldin, Liaison
Filed under: community, leadership, neighborhood, neighborhood spotlight


Meet Pastor JB Watkins!  Not only does Pastor Watkins lead the St. Roch Community Church, he also now serves as the president of the Faubourg St. Roch Improvement Association.  He sat down with Neighborhood Engagement to answer just a few questions.


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Deadline Extended for the Tricentennial Neighborhood Grant

January 19, 2018

by Valerie Bouldin, Liaison
Filed under: capacity building, community, neighborhood

The Tricentennial Neighborhood Grants, funded by the 2018 NOLA Foundation, will allow New Orleanians an opportunity to further own the city’s future by distributing 73 grants of $1,000 each to support events or projects that uplift New Orleans neighborhoods. The project or celebration must take place within Orleans Parish.  The deadline is extended to Wednesday, January 24th 2018 at 5:00pm.

Project parameters

The awarded grant is to be used for one or more of the following:

·         A neighborhood celebration of the Tricentennial

·         A collaborative neighborhood beautification or quality of life project commemorating the Tricentennial

·         A capacity building project for youth (17 years of age and under)

·         A Tricentennial outreach project for the organization

Applicant eligibility

Applicant must meet each of the following criteria:

·         Be a member of any formal or informal neighborhood/community association

·         Resident of Orleans Parish

·         18 years of age or older

·         501(c)3  designation (for formal associations) or Federal tax ID number (for informal association)

To Apply: Visit for the online application or to download the application form. Applications are now due by January 24th, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

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