NGO Funding Request


The recipient entity's full legal name:  District 2 Community Enhancement Corporatio

The recipient entity's physical address:
           7901 Crowder Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70127


The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           P.O. 872467
New Orleans, LA 70187


Type of Entity (for instance, a nonprofit corporation):  Non-Profit Corporation

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
          Tiffany Crawford
Bill Rouselle
Eugene Green


The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  1237

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $500,000

What type of request is this?  Both

Is this entity in good standing with the Secretary of State?  Yes

Provide the name of each member of the recipient entity's governing board and officers:
           Margrett Butler Frazier, Chairwoman
7307 Briarwood Street
New Orleans, LA 70128

Tiffany Crawford, President
6251 Mourning Dove Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70817

Daphney Young, Secretary, Treasurer
11416 Tanner S. Drive
New Orleans, LA 70128

Kecia Wright
7090 Ridgefield Drive
New Orleans, LA 70128

Germaine Carey Palmer
5916 Painters Street
New Orleans LA, 70122


Provide a summary of the project or program:
           The District 2 Community Enhancement Corporation's mission is to enhance the quality of life through programming, advocacy, and economic development by working regionally with the Recovery School District and Louisiana Technical Colleges.

The District 2 Community Enhancement Corporation has steadily broadened its outreach to incorporate citizens from throughout this region with its projects. For Example: District 2 CEC works with students from the Greater New Orleans area and Baton Rouge through its Fashion Institute. This program has worked to teach talented students whose interest includes the design and manufacturing of clothing. We partner with the Louisiana State University’s Department of Textiles and Apparel to take advantage of the benefits that can be derived from LSU’s faculty and to avail ourselves the significant resources that are presented through work with LSU.

FINO recently sponsored a Fashion Show in which students throughout the region participated as models and designers. This show culminated with a trip to New York where Louisiana students could explore and gain and understanding of the Fashion World from industry experts.

In addition to the Fashion Institute, District 2 CEC has the One Vision One Voice music education Program (OVOV). As the State of Louisiana seeks to strengthen its infrastructure in this Post-Katrina and Rita era, the need to develop more creative and viable approaches to promoting learning and providing resources to our schools has taken on a greater dimension. As a result of this challenge, District 2 CEC has created “One Vision One Voice” (OVOV) as a mechanism to both promote music education and generate resources that will enhance music programs in the Recovery School District.
As a catalyst for future growth of our programs, we are actively pursuing partnerships with the Louisiana Technical College, Region 1 to expand learning opportunities and accessibility in Louisiana.


What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $130,000
          Professional Services. . . $170,000
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $0
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $0
          Operating Services. . . . $64,000
          Other Charges. . . . . . . $136,000

Does your organization have any outstanding audit issues or findings?  No

If 'Yes' is your organization working with the appropriate governmental agencies to resolve those issues or findings?
          

What is the entity's public purpose, sought to be achieved through the use of state monies?
          To enhance the quality of life of Louisiana students by providing enhanced learning opportunities. Inclusive of education, job training and development

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          Collaborate with the Regional Planning Commission and other agencies to facilitate the achievement of common goals and objectives.

To expand the programs of the Fashion Institute to incorporate more youth from throughout Louisiana.

To work closely with State of Louisiana Office of Elderly Affairs to continue to deliver services and resources to encourage seniors to return to Louisiana.

To expand our music education program to ensure that students across this state have access to music which has been proven to aid in developmental learning.

To work more closely with private and public criminal justice system focused entities to help make our state a safer place.


What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?
           One Year

If any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official is an officer, director, trustee, or employee of the recipient entity who receives compensation or holds any ownership interest therein:
     (a) If an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of the official and the office held by such person:
                 n/a
    
     (b) If an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of such person; the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related; and the nature of the relationship:
                 n/a

     (c) The percentage of the official's or immediate family member's ownership interest in the recipient entity, if any:
                 n/a

     (d) The position, if any, held by the official or immediate family member in the recipient entity:
                  n/a

If the recipient entity has a contract with any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official or with the state or any political subdivision of the state:
(a) If the contract is with an elected or appointed state official, provide the name and address of the official and the office held by such person: 
               n/a

(b) If the contract is with an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official:
          Provide the name and address of such person:
               n/a

          Provide the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related:
                n/a

          What is the nature of the relationship? 

(c) If the contract is with the state or a political subdivision of the state, provide the name and address of the state entity or political subdivision of the state:
                 n/a

(d) The nature of the contract, including a description of the goods or services provided or to be provided pursuant to the contract:
               n/a


Contact Information
name:  Tiffany T. Crawford 
                                       address:  7901 Crowder Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70127

                                       phone:  504-244-0090
                                       fax:  504-240-6661
                                       e-mail:  tcrawford@district2cec.org
                                       relationship to entity:  Executive Director