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  • Climate Change
    Posted on:April 17, 2019
    "Salk Institute initiative to receive more than $35 million to fight climate change. The Harnessing Plants Initiative, led by renowned plant biologist Joanne Chory, will receive funds through The Audacious Project for an innovative, scalable and bold plan to combat climate change." Salk News https://www.salk.edu/news-release/salk-institute-initiative-to-receive-more-than-35-million-to-fight-climate-change/, accessed 16 Apr. 2019

  • Climate Change
    Posted on:April 17, 2019
    Hook, Leslie. "Could a superplant save the planet? As carbon emissions continue to rise, scientists hope a new crop will help fight climate change." Financial Times 30 Jan. 2019, https://www.ft.com Article Download.

  • Retirement
    Posted on:April 15, 2019
    We’ve enjoyed the years of a good partnership! Happy retirement, Dr. David “Buck” Landry! "University of Holy Cross President Dr. David “Buck” Landry Announces Retirement." Biz New Orleans, Renaissance Publishing LLC, 15 April 2019, http://www.bizneworleans.com/April-2019/University-of-Holy-Cross-President-Dr-David-Buck-Landry-Announces-Retirement/

  • Fighting Hunger
    Posted on:March 21, 2019
    Nobles III, Wilborn. "Gayle and Tom Benson Foundation donates $3.5 million to Second Harvest Food Bank." NOLA.com The Times Picayune, Advance Publications, March 15, 2019, www.nola.com/news/2019/03/gayle-and-tom-benson-foundation-donates-35-million-to-second-harvest-food-bank.html.

  • Education STEM
    Posted on:March 28, 2019
    Eason, Rosalyn. "Schneckenburger students learn importance of STEM education". NOLA.com The Times Picayune, Advance Publications, 16 Nov 2018, https://www.nola.com/news/2018/11/schneckenburger-students-learn-importance-of-stem-education.html #FromStudentToScientist #ServiceLearningProgram

  • Local Community & Brown Foundation Center Tenant
    Posted on:March 21, 2019
    Underhill, Nick. "Deal sealed: New Orleans lands 2024 Super Bowl, city's first since 2013." The New Orleans Advocate, Georges Media Group, May 23, 2018, www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/sports/saints/article_8993949e-5e35-11e8-8f65-2fdba4458f40.html. Article quote:“The Super Bowl stands to be a major economic boost to the region,” Edwards said in a statement. ”I want to congratulate the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation for leading the effort, and Mrs. Gayle Benson and the entire New Orleans Saints organization for serving as tremendous ambassadors for Louisiana as they made the final pitch.”

  • Homeless Youth
    Posted on:August 30, 2018
    2018, August: Watch three former residents of Covenant House New Orleans, along with Executive Director, Jim Kelly, on the Today Show with Megyn Kelly. Featured Documentary: SHELTER.

  • Human Trafficking
    Posted on:February 27, 2018
    Litten, K. (2018, February). The Track: Two human trafficking victims try to escape 'the life'. Retrieved from NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune

  • Education
    Posted on:August 9, 2018
    2018, April news: An honor for Louisiana Youth Seminar! Jo Pease co-founded the Louisiana Youth Seminar (LYS) in 1971 and has served in every capacity with LYS, impacting over 10,000 students throughout her 47 year affiliation. On April 18, 2018, Volunteer Louisiana and Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser honored nine Champions of Service at their 25th Anniversary Gala. Governor John Bel Edwards was the keynote speaker and commended each awardee for their outstanding service. Lt. Governor Nungesser, Volunteer Louisiana Executive Director Judd Jeansonne, Volunteer Louisiana Foundation President Jenny Korner, and Corporation for National and Community Service Senior Corps Director Deborah Cox-Roush shared public remarks and presented the awards.

  • Education
    Posted on:August 9, 2018
    2018, March newsletter: New Orleans Public Library Saying YES! To Community Adult Education. Select the link above to read about the free programs the YMCA of Greater New Orleans offers to the community. Click here to visit New Orleans Public Library website.