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In the News: New Orleans area food bank aiming for food production wins non-profit innovation challenge

Posted October 22 No Comments


The Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana on Friday (Oct. 17) won a contest on innovation with a plan to launch an aquaponics operation at its Elmwood warehouse, raising fish and growing vegetables in water… This was the second year for the Pitch It! event produced by the Greater New Orleans Foundation. –…

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Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana wins Pitch It! The Innovation Challenge hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation

Posted October 17 No Comments


(October 17, 2014 | New Orleans, LA) Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana won $25,000 at Pitch It! The Innovation Challenge held at the New Orleans Museum of Art today. Second Harvest’s winning idea, presented by director of the Second Harvest Community Kitchen Gina Melita, is to transform hunger through Aquaponics…

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In the News: How a Band of Austin Activists Convinced Walmart to Care About a Creek

Posted October 8 No Comments


The meeting in Austin included members of the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board, the Greater New Orleans Foundation, CORE USA, Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development in the Lower Ninth Ward, and the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority. – NextCity.org

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In the News: Workshop to help nonprofits

Posted October 6 No Comments


The Houma-based Bayou Community Foundation has partnered with the Greater New Orleans Foundation to hold a workshop on Oct. 23 to help local nonprofit organizations increase their fundraising. – Houma Courier

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In the News: H3 STUDIO Finalist in Changing Course Lower Missippi River Delta Design Competition

Posted October 6 No Comments


Changing Course is a design competition aimed at developing innovative solutions to rebuild and protect the Louisiana coast. It is supported by The Rockefeller Foundation, Shell, Blue Moon Fund, Greater New Orleans Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, The Selley Foundation and The Walton Family Foundation. – St. Louis Today

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In the News: Contest for non-profit projects names finalists to make pitches Oct. 17

Posted September 24 No Comments


The Greater New Orleans Foundation’s“Pitch It!” competition for new endeavors in non-profit organizations has named its three finalists for 2014. They will make public presentations at the New Orleans Museum of Art on Oct. 17 with $37,500 in prize money at stake. – NOLA.com 

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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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