The Rockefeller Foundation and Jazz at Lincoln Center
>will expand its Jazz for Young People: The Resilient Cities Tour to reach 1,500 students at 10 schools in the New Orleans area as part of a $1 million grant. The program, which teaches American history through jazz and live performance, has presented more than 1,000 performances to more than 160,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade since 2013.
The National Council of
celebrated the sixth anniversary of its Fox 8 Defenders program with WVUE-TV and its volunteer-run consumer advocacy hotline, which has handled more than 10,000 calls and online complaint forms. Director Susan Tramontana says the program has saved consumers more than $2 million.
Central City Housing Development Corp.
"subjected elderly and disabled tenants to dangerous health and safety risks" at Satchmo Plaza, a federally fun- ded complex run by the housing group headed by Orleans Parish Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell, according to a July report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The report cites mold, pests, electrical hazards and other issues throughout the complex.