Letter to the editor: Support the Freret Neighborhood Center at happy hour Thursday

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(photo submitted by the Freret Neighborhood Center)

(photo submitted by the Freret Neighborhood Center)

By Liz Jurey, Freret Neighborhood Center

Have you ever wondered what happens in that yellow and red double shotgun house on Freret Street? You might be surprised to learn about the incredible work being done behind those blue doors! The Freret Neighborhood Center helps to offer resources to the Uptown / Central City area by providing access to a computer lab that is open to the public, conducting an afterschool program, organizing neighborhood clean-up efforts, and much more! We engage approximately 1,200 people, including residents, children, university students, as well as local and visiting volunteers.

This is a unique space where people from all walks of life are able to gather and work towards the betterment of this region. Show your support and celebrate our accomplishments by coming out this Thursday for an exciting event in our honor!

The Freret Neighborhood Center will be featured at Nonprofit Happy Hour presented by LoisirsLit Radio, this Thursday March 20th, 2014 at Warehouse Grille, 869 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130 from 4-8PM. There will be no cover for this event, and all drinks are five dollars – including craft beer and cocktails. Twenty percent of drink sales will go to support the FNC. Live entertainment will be provided by Olivia De Havill and Mosquitoes.

Freret Neighborhood Center was opened by Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleans in 2007 to help revitalize the area and organize community capacity in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The FNC is a gathering space for residents to develop their leadership skills and build community through enriching programs such as the Community Computer Lab and an after school program, and by coordinating community events and neighborhood meetings where residents’ concerns are addressed.

LoisirsLit is a radio show that is dedicated to giving the community of New Orleans access to information about ways to improve literacy, arts, music, fashion, and healthy living in this city; exposure to people of various educational, professional, and cultural backgrounds; and inspire citizens to become change-agents for literacy, arts, music, fashion, and healthy living in this city via live, weekly, two-hour radio broadcasts.

Please consider donating to the Freret Neighborhood Center here: http://www.razoo.com/story/Freret-Neighborhood-Center.

Listen to LoisirsLit radio here: www.blogtalkradio.com/loisirslit

Liz Jurey is the communications coordinator for the Freret Neighborhood Center.

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