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The Greater New Orleans Foundation Announces Finalists for Pitch It! The Innovation Challenge

Posted September 22 No Comments


(September 22, 2014 | New Orleans, LA) The Greater New Orleans Foundation, in partnership with the Kresge Foundation and Chevron, is pleased to announce the finalists for Pitch It! The Innovation Challenge 2014. These finalists will present their ideas in a public pitch to a panel of judges on Friday, October 17th at 9:00 am…

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In the News: Foundation names director for regional programs

Posted September 15 No Comments


Elaine Delio has joined the Greater New Orleans Foundation as director of environmental and regional initiatives. She previously was executive vice president and managing partner at Savior Media, a Boston-based strategic communications firm. – Associated Press

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In the News: ‘The Battle of New Orleans’ is focus of lecture series at Nunez Community College in Chalmette

Posted September 15 No Comments


The upcoming lectures on the Battle of New Orleans features “Role of Jean Lafitte,” presented by Jack Henkels, Oct. 6; “Role of Renato Beluche,” presented by Thais Solano, Nov. 3; and “Battle of Lake Borgne,” presented by Sam Cavell, Dec. 1. ”When budget cuts threatened the continuation of the Lecture Series, added support of the Greater…

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Workforce Collaborative Invests $288,000 in Trainings that Results in Jobs

Posted September 11 No Comments


130 Workers Will Receive Training for Entry Level Jobs in the Healthcare Field New Orleans Works (NOW), a workforce collaboration focused on making sure that workers get the training they need in order to succeed in the healthcare field, is helping low- to middle-skilled workers prepare for the growing number of jobs in the burgeoning…

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In the News: New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu unveils broad policy to find black men jobs

Posted September 9 No Comments


By way of examples of successful aspects of his strategy, Mayor Landrieu singled out the establishment of a pipeline to send more workers from Delgado to the Sewerage & Water Board. And Carmen James of the Greater New Orleans Foundation pointed to a pilot program with Ochsner Health System that trained 47 new workers who still have jobs in the…

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Greater New Orleans Foundation Names Elaine “Ella” Delio as Director of Environmental and Regional Initiatives

Posted September 9 No Comments


September 4, 2014 | New Orleans, LA – Elaine “Ella” Delio joins the staff of the Greater New Orleans Foundation as director of Environmental and Regional Initiatives. Previously, she was executive vice president and managing partner at Savior Media, a Boston-based strategic communications firm. Prior to Savoir Media, Ms. Delio worked in Washington, D.C., at the…

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In the News: It’s the last day to apply for an innovation challenge for New Orleans non-profits

Posted August 25 No Comments


The deadline is Friday (Aug. 22) for non-profit organizations to apply for an innovation competition sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the Kresge Foundation and Chevron. The challenge, called Pitch It!, will “fund a novel approach, an innovative product, a new process, or an inventive service that supports a new way of doing business in the nonprofit…

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Greater New Orleans Foundation announces Judges for Pitch It! The Innovation Challenge

Posted August 18 No Comments


(August 18, 2014 |New Orleans, LA) – The Greater New Orleans Foundation, in partnership with the Kresge Foundation and Chevron, is pleased to announce the panel of judges for Pitch It! The Innovation Challenge 2014. The innovation initiative supports breakthrough ideas in the nonprofit field with awards totaling $37,500. Three finalists will present their ideas…

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In the News: The Water Challenge for New Orleans area environmental startups is moving to the Propeller incubator, taking applications

Posted August 15 No Comments


The Propeller social entrepreneurship incubator in Broadmoor now will house the effort, and it will include a mentorship program leading up to the final event in March. The Idea Village startup support network, which produces Entrepreneur Week, previously ran the pitch contest directly. The Greater New Orleans Foundation sponsors the Water Challenge. – NOLA.com

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In the News: Greater New Orleans Foundation announces $132,000 in grants from Pratt-Stanton Manor Fund

Posted August 15 No Comments


“These repairs have vastly improved their lives and allowed them to safely age in place,” said Jon Skvarka, director of Rebuilding Together New Orleans. “We are so thankful for the funding from the Pratt-Stanton Manor Fund, which enabled us to make a tangible difference for these elderly homeowners.” – NOLA.com

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