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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation “Catapult” Fund Programimage

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is partnering with four organizations to create new program called Catapult Fund. moreThis program will provide Louisiana entrepreneurs in the arts with access to funding and business training.The Catapult Fund is seeking applications from local arts and culture-based businesses.Applicants should explain their business idea and why it fills a void in Louisiana’s cultural economy.Once applications are received, nine to twelve business owners will be accepted into a “Catapult Boot Camp” where they will be educated on how to run a business successfully and draft a high-quality business plan suitable for seeking investments or loans.Those who complete the training will submit these business plans to the partners for funding consideration.The Catapult Fund will aware a total of $50,000 in grants to the best plans.The deadline to apply is July 15, 2014. less

Sync Up – Learn the Music Business from the Inside-Outimage

The Sync-Up Conference is held during both Jazz Fest Weekends every year. more It brings in speakers and holds workshops on the music industry, how it is changing, how it works and more.

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Collision Conference

Collision is the fastest growing Tech Conference in the U.S. It brings start-ups, technology and investors together with speakers and events. moreThe conference moved to New Orleans in 2016 and plans to stay here going forward.

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Destination:GNOimage

DestinationGNO was originally a site selection tool for economic developers. moreHowever it has now been made available to the public.The site highlights 48 communities around the region, includes a moving guide, and highlights information about New Orleans’ rich arts and culture, climate, cost of living, economy, education, emergency preparedness, healthcare, parenting, public safety, shopping, and transportation.The site also allows users to select lifestyle attributes important to them and populates suggested communities based on their selections. less

NOVAC – the New Orleans Video Access Centerimage

After 41 years of operation, NOVAC is the longest continuously running media-arts 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the Southeastern US. moreWe have a mission to cultivate a sustainable film community by providing access to resources, education and locally generated content.NOVAC accomplishes this mission through education, career development, community outreach, independent productions, and special events.Whether you’re looking for a new career in the exciting creative industry or interested in developing your artistic potential, NOVAC can help!We partner with many local and national organizations and artists to bring quality media training and special events to the community at affordable prices. less

NOLA Green Rootsimage

NOLA Green Roots facilitates garden training for hundreds of participants. moreBy developing community gardens, we teach youth, low-income residents, and senior citizens how to grow fresh fruits and vegetables at a low cost. less

The Data Center (formerly the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center)image

The Data Center (formerly the GNOCDC) analyzes and reports on public data about the City of New Orleans and it’s neighborhoods. moreProducers of the New Orleans Index and the Census data by Neighborhood. less

GeauxVote – Louisiana Election Schedules and Informationimage

Election news and schedule of all upcoming Louisiana elections from the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office.

FEMA Flood Map – Lookup Toolsimage

Flood advisory maps from FEMA including interactive tool to understand Flood Maps and Flood Insurance ratings.

Towing and Parking 101 for New Orleansimage

The City’s Department of Public Works/Parking Division handles towing of vehicles. more If you need a car towed (e.g., blocking your driveway) call 504-658-8100. If you think your car was towed by the city, call (504) 658-8284 or (504) 658-8285. These are available 24-hours a day. less

STAIR – Start the Adventure in Readingimage

STAIR is a volunteer-based, non-profit children’s literacy organization that provides reading tutors for public school 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students. moreSTAIR was founded in New Orleans in 1985.Over the last 28 years, STAIR‘s trained volunteers have tutored more than 6,000 public school children who qualify for the program.Volunteer tutors work one-on-one with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders to improve their reading and language skills. less

Grow Dat Youth Farm & Farmers Marketimage

Grow Dat Youth Farm works to nurture a diverse group of young leaders through farming in a section of City Park. more They also participate in several area farmer’s markets.The farm works to produce healthy food for local residents and to inspire youth and adults to create personal, social and environmental change in their own communities.Grow Dat works to support public health, the local economy and a sustainable food system in South Louisiana. less

New Orleans One Stop for Permits and Licensesimage

The City of New Orleans’ One Stop Shop you can get information on all permits, licenses, and City Planning Commission actions have been brought into single place. moreWhether you are looking to build a house or repair one, start a business or renew a business license, host a special event or sell at one, this is your one place to start. less

311 Information and Assistance in New Orleansimage

From streetlight outages  to pothole problems and blight complaints, New Orleans  can call 311 and get assistance. moreFrom outside the City of New Orleans, callers simply dial 504-658-2299.Agents are ready to take your calls Monday through Friday between 8 am and 5 pm.A large number of frequently answered questions have been collected and warehoused jointly with departmental experts and by information from other shared databases is available to 311 operators.On average, NOLA 311 resolves 70% of calls without transfer, Service Request, or follow-up. less

Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights (formerly Juvenile Regional Services)image

The Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights (formerly Juvenile Regional Services) was founded in October of 2006, in response to the collapse of the New Orleans justice system after Hurricane Katrina. moreThe LCCR is the children’s public defender in New Orleans, providing a youth advocate, a social worker, an attorney, and an investigator to cases.The LCCR also provides professional development, training services, and presentations on topics ranging from juvenile defense practice to criminal law to systemic juvenile justice reform to youth development.    less

EPNO (Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans)image

EPNO is a giving circle that aims to engage young professionals in philanthropy and to increase the impact that these individuals can have by pooling their resources in a grant-making process for local nonprofit organizations. moreEach participant pledges $500 of his/her own money, and then has that matched by an employer, an outside funder, friends/family, etc.So, each person has $1000 to pool in a focus group (usually about 8-9 people per group) to then dole out the sum ($8000 – $9000) to selected grant applicants. less

Stolen Bike Reportsimage

Bike Easy Nola and Stolen Bike Nola both are trying to raise awareness of Bicycle Thefts in New Orleans. more Bike Easy Nola does this through their website. Stolen Bike Nola is a Facebook page (search Facebook for Stolen Bike Nola). less

Data.Nola.Gov — City Data Free Onlineimage

NOLA.gov is giving access to catalogs of public data dealing with permitting, calls for service, demographics and more. moreIf you’re a data junkie, here’s where you can dig into the New Orleans facts!

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Children’s Museum Sensory Friendly Nightsimage

The Children’s Museum offers Sensory Friendly Nights on Monday evenings (check schedule). more Sensory Friendly Family Night offers a comfortable and enjoyable LCM experience for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families.Admission is free. less

Lead Paint Informationimage

NOLA Unleaded provides information and advocacy regarding lead poisoning in New Orleans.