At its core, New Orleans is a city of neighborhoods; 73 distinct neighborhoods with needs as diverse as the people who live in them. If we have learned nothing else from the experience of life after the devastation of Katrina is that, while our needs might be diverse, the common thread of seeking to create an appealing quality of life binds us all. We are only as strong as our most fragile residents. It was this reality which provided the foundation upon which the Neighborhoods Partnership Network (NPN) was built. As such, it is fitting that each year in November we celebrate that which makes us unique while also joining us together - our neighborhoods.
Here are a few ways you can be a part of this month-long celebration of community and neighborhood pride hosted by NPN and its partners.
2014 Neighborhoods Partnership Network Trumpet Awards
Friday, November 7, 2014 ~ 6 to 8 p.m.
Tulane City Center ~ 1725 Baronne Street ~ Central City
For its seventh year, the Neighborhoods Partnership Network (NPN) is hosting its annual Trumpet Awards. Nominate your picks for the city’s most dedicated and effective community organizers and leaders in 2014. The Trumpet Awards annually honor individuals, elected officials, businesses and groups who share NPN’s vision of making every New Orleans neighborhood a great place to live. Visit the 2014 NPN Trumpet Awards page to learn more and to nominate the people making a difference in YOUR community community today!
2014 Greater New Orleans Neighborhoods Summit
Saturday, November 8, 2014 ~ 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dillard University Professional Schools Building, 2601 Gentilly Boulevard
The Third Annual Greater New Orleans Neighborhoods Summit is a one-day civic skill development and networking conference for neighborhood residents and government agencies in the Greater New Orleans Region presented in partnership by The City of New Orleans Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office and the Neighborhoods Partnership Network.
In 2012, the Neighborhood Engagement Office launched the first-ever City of New Orleans Neighborhoods Summit (which was repeated in 2013) as a way to support the civic efforts of neighborhood leaders and their partnership with local government. The first two years of the Neighborhoods Summit offered capacity development, information sharing, and networking opportunities for neighborhood leaders and civic-minded groups. With more and more resident leaders stepping up and embracing the notion that working as partners with government is a critical aspect of civic life, a vital new tradition that strengthens government’s relationship with its resident leaders has developed that requires support. The 2014 Neighborhoods Summit builds on this working paradigm that Mayor Landrieu has championed and expands the opportunities to other regional residents and civic-minded groups.
2014 NPN Neighborhoods Month Community Calendar
With hundreds of groups and organizations working to make all neighborhoods great places to live, there's always something happening in the City of New Orleans. Send us your neighborhood event to email@example.com by October 27th and we'll include it in the center section of the November issue of the Trumpet! You can also add your event online by visiting the 2014 Neighborhoods Month Calendar.
Click here to view 2014 Neighborhoods Month Sponsorship Opportunities.