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Newsletter Archives from the Neighborhood Engagement Office

Neighborhood Spotlight: Betty Dimarco and Mary Green, of Carrollton United

October 8, 2018

by Samuel T. Gordon, Liaison
Filed under: neighborhood, spotlight


We had the chance to sit down and chat with Betty Dimarco and Mary Green, who serve as co-facilitators of the Carrollton United organization. Carrollton United was originally formed as a way for black and white residents from different Carrollton-area neighborhoods to get to know one another. Click below to find out more about Betty, Mary, and Carrollton United!

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Welcome Letter From Mayor LaToya Cantrell

May 15, 2018

by Ray Bolling , Director
Filed under: leadership, neighborhood


Follow Mayor LaToya Cantrell

@mayorcantrell (Instagram/Facebook/Twitter)

Hashtag: #mayorcantrell #CityOfYes

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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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Welcome aboard the Newest Neighborhood Liaisons

May 15, 2018

by Valerie Bouldin, Liaison
Filed under: building, capacity, leadership development, Neighborhood, Team


Join us in welcoming the newest two neighborhood liaisons to the Neighborhood Engagement Office. 

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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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