Mission Statement

Dillard University's Community Development Corporation (CDC) Is dedicated to the rebuilding of New Orleans: physically, emotionally. and economically. The CDC was established In 2002 to increase homeownershlp in Gentllly neighborhoods. That focus shifted In 2005 following Hurricane Katrina. Today the CDC Is actively engaged in revitalization across the cIty - working to assist in rebuilding the Infrastructure of our city. while also offering numerous community outreach programs for residents to Improve their personal lives.

The CDC Is supported by many remarkable sponsors and Is proud to partner with a number of organizations and companies both locally and nationally. As a 50 1 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, our work Is made possible through the generous support of the following foundations and companies.

Community Calendar

April - 6th Annual Health and Sports Festival
“Addressing Obesity through Healthy Lifestyles”
March - Homebuying Workshop
“How to Prepare Your Finances”
April - Federal Job Workshop
“Federal Government 101”
April - Health & Sports Festival
This is a Free Citywide Community Event!
“ Addressing Youth Obesity through Healthy Lifestyles”

Past Events

04/14/11 - Federal Government 101
This well attended event was quite the success for bringing together prospective employees and available federal jobs and contracts.
03/26/11 - Health & Sports Festival
This year’s event topped our expectations. Attendance was high and everyone had a great time learning about healthy lifestyle choices.
06/23/11 - Housing & Home Improvment Showcase
Free and open to the public on the Dillard University campus. More than 60 amazing exhibitors and vendors to help make your dreams come true.
September - Making the Most Of Your Woman-Owned Business
Women business owners should seek to leverage the opportunities available through the federal government to drive revenue growth. This workshop will guide you in doing just that.
October - Save New Orleans Homes
Do you need help with: Clearing title • Successions • Property Liens • Blight Judgments • Co-owner Disputes • Tax Sales • Getting Road Home or other Funds?
October - Armstrong Park Survey Event
Assess the community’s vision for redeveloping the Morris F.X. Jeff, Sr. Municipal Auditorium located in the Historic Treme Neighborhood in Louis Armstrong Park.
October - Industry Day for Disaster Contracting
Participants will receive information regarding potential disaster contracting requirements, registering with the Central Contractor Registration (CCR), and how to respond to notices for federal opportunities.
November - Quickbooks - 4 Session Program - 2nd Class
If you've ever wanted or needed to learn how to work Quickbooks accounting software, here's your opportunity. Quickbooks skills are sought after by many employers!

Community Programs

Neighborhood Rebuilding

While the city of New Orleans has experienced great strides in its rebuilding efforts since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city nearly six years ago, there is much work still to be done. Dillard University CDC continues to lead the charge to restore the Gentilly neighborhoods and beyond. Read more..

Community Outreach
  • Basic Spanish Lessons
  • Family Health Fairs
  • Safety Initiatives

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Neighborhood Reinvestment
  • Grant Writing Workshops
  • Entergy AMI Pilot Program
  • Safety Initiatives

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Youth Outreach & Development
  • Youth Summit
  • Fitness & Health Festival
  • Financial Literacy

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CDC Newsletter

  • Strategic Vision & Mission
  • Neighborhood Investment
  • Housing Fair
  • Grant Writing Workshop
  • Womens Business Conference
  • Financial Literacy
  • Homeowner Assistance
  • Health & Fitness Fair
  • Youth Festival

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