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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation 2012 Community Partnership

October 19th, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA (October 19, 2012)-Today, Community Works of Louisiana received a Community Partnership Grant from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation to support our Mardi Gras Indian Puppet Project. These funds will go to bringing the Puppet Project to 160 students in CWLA Programs beginning January 2013 and culminating near Super Sunday.

The students will participate in a number of workshops to create their Mardi Gras Indian Puppets along with presentations from local Mardi Gras Indian groups. The project will culminate in a student walking parade where students will be able to display their puppets engaging parents, teachers, and the community to view the works completed and promote support for future programming.

Community Works of Louisiana would like to thank the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation for the 2012 Community Partnership Grant.

Community Works Receives Action for the Arts Award

October 9th, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA –Community Works of Louisiana (CWLA) received an Action for the Arts Grant from the International House of Blues Foundation (IHOBF) – New Orleans. This award will be used to support CWLA’s afterschool Hip Hop and Music Production Program.

“We are extremely excited about this new support for our students and this program,” said Executive Director Chandler Nutik, “Thank you to the International House of Blues Foundation-New Orleans. The students in our afterschool programs will benefit not only musically but also academically from this Action for the Arts award.”

CWLA is one of seven, fall 2012, local organizations who received funding from IHOBF-New Orleans. CWLA’s Hip Hop and Music Production Program works to develop students music skills through introducing them to such music basics as: rhythm, piano, drums, song structure, and music production.

 To learn more about the International House of Blues Foundation and Action for the Arts visit

 Community Works of Louisiana, Inc. (CWLA) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to support, promote and advance education for the benefit of youth in Louisiana.  Since February 2009, CWLA has offered comprehensive program management and instructor placement for enrichment-integrated extended learning programs throughout the Greater New Orleans Area.

 The International House of Blues Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing the arts to schools and communities through programs that promote cultural understanding and encourage creative expression.