14th Class, 2007-2008 Field Placement: Second Harvest Food Bank of New Orleans and Acadiana (New Orleans, LA) Adrienne organized community members for an Acadiana Community Food Security Conference and established a regional food policy coalition in the Lake Charles and Lafayette metropolitan … Read more
15th Class, 2008-2009 Field Placement: Hope House (New Orleans, LA) Michael collected stories documenting the effects of high utility costs on low-income New Orleans residents and conducted workshops on energy conservation and political organizing around energy issues. Michael also developed strategic partnerships … Read more
15th Class, 2008-2009 Field Placement: Prevention Research Center, Tulane University (New Orleans, LA) Sarah worked with the Food Policy Advisory Committee to develop advocacy and implementation strategies to bring grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and other healthy food retailers into underserved … Read more
16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: New Orleans Food and Farm Network (New Orleans, LA) Patrice compiled curriculum materials for an urban agricultural entrepreneurship training pilot program. She also conducted interviews with community members and local experts on the extensive history of … Read more
Heat or Eat: Helping Each Other Gain Control Over Rising Utility Bills raises awareness and mobilizes communities around the high cost of utilities and its impact on low-income people in New Orleans.
16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: The Prevention Research Center at Tulane University (New Orleans, LA) Amara managed a healthy corner store initiative in New Orleans, working with residents to increase access to fruits and vegetables in small convenience stores. She … Read more
Healthy Corner Stores for Healthy New Orleans Neighborhoods is a toolkit for neighborhood associations that are looking to bring healthy foods into their corner stores.
Food Access in Three New Orleans Neighborhoods documents the limited food retail options and resulting lack of access to healthy food in 3 low-income communities of color in New Orleans: The 9th Ward, Central City and Hollygrove.