2005 CURE / CCHC Brochure

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Healthy Children                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Healthy Schools                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Healthy Families                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Healthy Communities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
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Perspective: Summer, 2005                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The A. P. Tureaud / Census Tract 27 Comprehensive Community Health Collaborative (APT / CT 27 CCHC) evolved from an effort to have the children of A. P. Tureaud Elementary School consistently immersed in physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually (as in the human spirit) nurturing environments – to such an extent that they became a demonstration of what “tomorrow’s children” might look like.

The planned demonstration model provides a bold vision of children who complete elementary school in five years rather than eight, are evaluated as psychologically  integrated or emotionally intelligent (personally and socially competent), and prove to be highly creative individuals.

The collaborative is convinced it has the comprehensive perspective and essential components which, adroitly orchestrated, will produce these results.  It has conceived a world class social initiative that embraces cutting edge research from ‘brain science’ and the social sciences regarding our complex mental capacities and our human nature.  And it focuses on the deepest yearnings of what has been labeled our higher nature: a sense of belonging, respect for our human dignity, and a sense of meaning and purpose in life.

The APT / CT27 CCHC strategy integrates an established body of research, a diverse set of skills and a breadth of experience.  Team credentials reveal commitment to a comprehensive range of resources and extensive experience within our most demanding professional, social and cultural neighborhoods.  Members hold positions within various local and state communities, as well as advanced professional degrees.

Appropriately interpreted, life is a learning experience and a great adventure.  In order to cultivate awareness of this universal truth, it is the strategy to provide participants immersion in “the values of self transcendent man.”  Through this process the initiative seeks to awaken the community (ct27) to its real self interest, its self – development into “a learning society.”  Hence, the slogans: “Grow Y’Self” and “Grow Home.”

Page Two                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     CCHC Activities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             – Spring, 2001: Established relationship. Membership on School Leadership Team. – Initiated successful comprehensive clean-up campaign with city government agencies, community, students, and faculty. – Made presentations to the Orleans Parish School Board to ensure continuity of school management. – Initiated and facilitated faculty / staff development retreat. Planning document developed for School Improvement Plan, June, 2002 – Initiated and coordinated  $6000 LA Department of Education, Math & Science Family Learning Night grant. – Conducted survey of community needs. – Assisted in obtaining three mini-grants from Xavier University to provide extra curricula activities to students. – Met with Superintendent, School Board and BESE Board Representatives regarding schools needs.  Fall, 2002 – Met with Office of the Mayor and other city agencies to solicit support for improvement efforts. – Raised funds for student attendance at Circus and Xmas Toy Give – A – Way. – Co – founded Girl Scout Troop at school.  Raised funds for uniforms. – Planned and facilitated six successful Family Learning Nights at the school.  340 parents, students, business people and community leaders attended the final event, including the Mayor’s Special Assistant and District Superintendent Amato who spoke to attendees. – Organized and facilitated successful 21st Century Community Learning Center grant for after – school programs for A. P. Tureaud and three other Orleans Parish elementary schools.  Orchestrated and choreographed Staff Development Retreat.  June, 2003 – Produced A. P. Tureaud / Census Tract 27 School – Neighborhood Summit, generating city – wide publicity.  August, 2003 – Co – sponsored first A. P. Tureaud / Census Tract 27 Town Hall meetings with Genesis Missionary Baptist Church. Spring, 2004 – Organized, facilitated and coordinated city’s first “confluent education” summer camp school.  Summer, 2004 – Selected by Second Harvest as site of Kid’s Cafe, sponsored by Entergy. Spring, 2005 – Organized Dinner / Fund Raiser honoring neighborhood Elders. – Produced Second “confluent education” Summer Camp School, Summer 2005

Page Three                                                                                                                                                                    < APT / CT27 Comprehensive Community Health Collaborative  Community United to Reform Education, New Orleans Health Department, Human Development Center, LSUHSC, Alan Rosenberg, M.D.,– Department of Pediatrics, Tulane Medical Center, National Council of Jewish Women, Arthur Samuels, M.D., – New Orleans Stress Treatment Center, United Bank and Trust, Delgado Community College, College of Education – Southern University of New Orleans
Funding Members: National Council of Jewish Women, Goldring Family Foundation, Woldenberg Foundation, Second Harvesters / Entergy   National Funders: U. S. Department of Education, U. S. Department of Justice

Community Business Participants

Adams Barbeque, Robert’s Fresh Market , Walgreen Company , Winn Dixie Stores, Inc. #1403, Bachemin’s Meat Market, Doerr Furniture, State Farm Insurance, Inc., Gator’s, Loretta’s Too (Parlines), McDonald’s Inc., Boissiere-Labat Funeral Home, Sav-A-Center, The Reily Company / Blue Plate Foods, Willow Catering, North Claiborne Food Store & Kitchen, Gambino’s, Universal Furniture, Fast Tax Service, Inc., Wal-Mart/ New Orleans East, H. & P Bar B-Q Masters, Chicken Box, Causey’s Country Kitchen, Alois J. Binder Bakery, Sav-a-Center, JACKSON HEWITT Tax Service, Rite-Aid, Winn Dixie Stores, Inc., Chisesi Brothers, Factory Discount Furniture Outlet, McDonalds, Inc., Family Dollar Store, King Rogers Seafood and Deli, Circle Food Store, Zuppardo’s Economical Supermarket, Inc., Café Reconcile, Dooky Chase Restaurant, Olivier’s Creole Restaurant, Corky’s Ribs and Barbecue, Zachary’s Restaurant, Paper Supply Depot, Xavier University of Louisiana

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