Lafitte Greenway Ambassador Program

Who are Ambassadors?

A diverse group of 5 dedicated community leaders who...

  • Live, work, or have significant community ties in one of the neighborhoods along the Lafitte Greenway
  • Are passionate about inspiring community to get outside and get active
  • Have an interest in healthy communities and a healthy environment, and
  • Are rooted in New Orleans’ history, and looking to build its future

What do Ambassadors do?

Learn

  • About the Greenway, it’s historical and cultural landmarks, and stormwater management features
  • Techniques for community organizing, outreach, and engagement

Engage

  • With leaders from other neighborhoods
  • Friends, family, and neighbors  in Greenway health, nature, and community-building activities

Lead

  • Monthly Ambassador Activities: Community engagement pop ups, Lafitte Greenway Walking Tours, volunteer projects, and more!
  • Ambassador Project - program, event, or improvement of Ambassadors’ choosing
  • Peer-to-Peer learning with community leaders in Gentilly’s new Resiliency District

What is the time commitment? 4-8 hours per month from December 2017 to September 2018. Ambassadors receive a stipend for their time.

Apply

Applications are still open for some of the Greenway's neighborhoods. Download the application form here.

 

This program is made possible thanks to generous support from The Foundation for Louisiana.


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