The Mystic Krewe of Nyx and NORD have announced exciting plans to work together to build NORD's first three inclusive playgrounds. These new playgrounds--safe and accessible to people of all ability levels--are proposed for the Mid-City, New Orleans East, and Algiers neighborhoods.
NORD and the Mystic Krewe of Nyx have identified the Lafitte Greenway, between Bayou St. John and N. Broad Street, as a zone to locate the Mid-City inclusive playground. The Lafitte Greenway is a 2.6-mile trail and linear park, used by over 300,000 New Orleanians each year for transportation and recreation.
Please join us for a community meeting to share your input on the Mid-City inclusive playground project. Representatives from NORD, and the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Engagement will be present to lead and present important information to the community during this public meeting.
Krewe of Nyx & NORD Inclusive Playground Meeting
Monday, June 24th, 6-7 PM
Zulu Roy E. Glapion Building
730 N. Broad Street
Friends of Lafitte Greenway thanks NORD and the Mystic Krewe of Nyx for their work to make play inclusive, safe and fun.
-The Friends of Lafitte Greenway Team
Friends of Lafitte Greenway is currently hiring for two new teammates to join us in building a vibrant and healthy Greenway that connects people to nature, their destinations, and each other.
FITNESS PROGRAM COORDINATOR (Part Time)
The Fitness Program Coordinator is the face of Friends' free outdoor community fitness classes, from promoting the classes, to managing instructors and partners, to welcoming participants to the class and ensuring each class runs smoothly. See full job description here
Who: A dedicated and reliable people-person, with a flexible schedule and community roots in the neighborhoods around the Greenway.
Position type: Part time, 6-10 hours/week
Compensation: Hourly, $16/hour
AMERICORPS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR
What: The Community Engagement Coordinator Americorps Member will recruit, train, and manage Greenway volunteers—including members of advisory committees that steer and support the implementation of programming and projects--as well as event and program volunteers. The member will support community engagement and communications activities, in order to bring community voice and leadership to Friends programs, projects, and advocacy.
Who: A great communicator and self -starter with time management and organizational skills, who can develop and maintain relationships with diverse stakeholders in the Greenway's communities.
Position Type: Full time Corps Member - full time for 11 months starting September 1st.
Compensation: Benefits include a living allowance of $14,000, an education award of $6,095, health insurance, student loan forbearance, child care reimbursement, in-depth personal and professional development, and valuable networking opportunities.
Apply by: Applications must be submitted through Serve Louisiana. Click here for more information and to apply by June 30th.