KidsWalk Breakfast Roundtable

Active and Ready to Learn: Transportation’s Role in Creating Healthy and Academic Ready Students

Tulane University’s Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives and KidsWalk Coalition at the Tulane Prevention Research Center are proud to co-sponsor a free breakfast roundtable discussion about the role transportation plays in the health and academic readiness of New Orleans’ school-age children.

Please join us for breakfast and to contribute to an important conversation about creating social change through transportation for better health and academic readiness outcomes for our city’s youth.

When: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Where: Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation, 2035 Washington Avenue, Suite 105, New Orleans, LA 70125

Kathryn Parker, Ph.D., Director, KidsWalk Coalition at the Tulane Prevention Research Center
Debra Vaughan, Director of Research, Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives
Shalanda Cole, MBA, Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
Mark Jernigan, LTC. (Ret.), Director, City of New Orleans Department of Public Works
Cyndi Nguyen, Executive Director, Vietnamese Initiatives for Economic Training
Sophia Griffies, Development Specialist, Audubon Charter School

*Space is limited. RSVP required by Noon Monday, July 29, 2013 via eventbrite or phone at 504-658-8045.

RVSP via Eventbrite:

Special thanks to Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation for the use of its space.
This event is possible through generous support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Active Living by Design, Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities program.

Healthy & Ready to Learn:

Coordinated School Health Summit

When: June 25-26, 2013

Where: Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning, 200 E. Devalcourt St., Lafayette, La.

Keynote Speaker
Mark A. Bloodworth, Tennessee Department of Education, will discuss successful funding strategies and sustainability for coordinated school health programs.

Explore effective strategies to create healthier living for school communities including coordinated school health best-practices, available state and local resources, planning and evaluation, and health and wellness curricula. Share challenges and successes with peers across Louisiana. Build on current efforts and collaborations to impact student and staff health, reduce childhood obesity and enhance academic performance.

Certificates for professional contact hours will be provided to all registered participants. Register Today! See the attached registration form including details and hotel information. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required by July 12, 2013. Limit 3 participants per organization. To register email or fax registration form to 337-482-0501.

Info & Directions:

Connect the Nine Community Bike Ride and Festival


Sat, Mar 09, 2013
10:30 am – 3:00 pm


Festival Location: Lower 9th Ward Village, 1001 Charbonnet Street, New Orleans, LA 70117, (504) 304-7868
Ride Starts: Green Project, 2831 Marais Street, New Orleans, LA 70117


Free! Ride Starts at 10:30am – no registration necessary, all ages welcome!


Join Us for the Connect the Nine Community Festival & Bike Ride! Come learn what we can do as a community to provide better resources, access, and improve road conditions and our safety in the Lower 9 and 9th Ward. The ride, which begins at 10:30am at the Green Project (2831 Marais), will take riders across the St. Claude Avenue Bridge, stop at the Make It Right houses and Bayou Bienvenue, and culminate in a free community festival at the Lower 9th Ward Village.

In addition to the community bicycle workshop, the festival will include:

-A basic bicycle repair station
-Free food & beverages
-Bicycle light giveaways
-Tabling by local community organizations
-“Make the St. Claude Bridge Safe” petition signing
-A personal stories video booth to gather input from the community