Porch 7th Ward Cultural Organization

In the aftermath of the 2005 storms, the Porch established a community space where youth, teenagers, adults and senior citizens could begin to reclaim their streets and their lives in one of New Orleans’ most challenged neighborhoods, the 7th Ward. The Porch’s mission is to promote and sustain the cultures of the neighborhood, city and region and to foster exchange between cultural groups. The Porch is a place where “all can come to do and to share their culture, and to take care of our fellow neighbors and the community as a whole.” Active projects include the summer arts camp, youth theatre and storytelling project, visual arts, digital media, a community garden, film screenings, Mardi Gras Indian history and bead sewing workshops. For more information, visit www.theporch-7.com.

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