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Artists Abroad!

Urban had an exciting opportunity to send two of our Renaissance Place at Grand youth artist to Bristol and London, England to embark on an international art collaboration, through our partner Room13Delmar and St. Louis University. The purpose of this trip was to begin discussions on an international art project that both the youth artist…

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Family Literacy Night at the New Orleans Public Library

  On Thursday, May 5, twenty-two students went to the main branch of New Orleans Public Library. Students participated in grade level appropriate activities such as book scavenger hunts and story time. Although parental involvement for this month’s Family Literacy Night with only one parent in attendance was minimal, I believe it was one of…

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Section 3 Construction Skills Training at Bienville Basin

HANO, HRI Properties and Woodward Design + Build partnered with Urban Strategies to exceed Section 3 goals during the construction of Bienville Basin community and provide economic opportunities for former Iberville residents, HANO families and Section 3 hires on sites through a 40 hour Construction Skills Training in early April.  Upon successful completion of the…

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Family Literacy Night with Snuffy Collectibles

Motivational speaker, storyteller, and founder of Snuffy Collectibles, Regine´ Ivory-Barlow facilitated Family Literacy Night on April 14. Family Literacy Night is an initiative of MCTEL designed to engage families and students enrolled at Success Preparatory Academy in kindergarten through eighth grade. Ms. Barlow introduced families to the main character of her book, Snuffy, of the…

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Soulful Cooking at Harmony Oaks

Urban Strategies, Inc. at Harmony Oaks and Luke’s House Clinic presents Soulful Cooking! The four week healthy cooking class is held twice a week from 10:30a-12p at the Harmony Oaks Community Center. Luke’s House Clinic staff facilitate the sessions, providing participants with lessons on healthy eating and cost effective shopping habits. Each session, the class…

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Students create proposals for the Alice Griffith Community Garden

Students at Bret Harte are continuing to develop their proposals for the Alice Griffith Community Garden – focusing in on the fencing and the pathways on the site. They are working within the constraints articulated in the CMG site plan. Rendering the garden in 3-dimensions got the children excited, not only about architecture and design,…

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