May 7, 2018
May 7, 2018- The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ) Spring 2018 Environmental Career Worker Training Program (ECWTP) was held at 9801 Lake Forest Blvd in New Orleans East, February 15 - April 28, 2018. The twelve week training consisted of a six-week basic skills training that utilizes a work-based learning curriculum and six-weeks of technical skills training. On May 7, 2018, sixteen aspiring young men completed the training receiving certificates in forty (40) hours hazardous waste operator, thirty-two (32) hours Asbestos Abatement Worker, sixteen (16) hours Mold Remediation, sixteen (16) hours Lead Abatement Worker, ten (10) hours OSHA General Industry, forty (40) hours Construction, and forty (40) hours Weatherization Installer. The graduation ceremony was held at City Park, Park View Terrace. The ceremony featured trophies and gifts for graduates who were recognized for significant achievement by their instructors, counselors, and program staff. Harrel Evans was named “Best All Around Student" for his excellent performance in all aspects of the training. The guest speaker was Dr. Dana Andrus, a Motivational Speaker and Life Coach. Job placement efforts are underway to place graduates into viable and sustainable employment. The DSCEJ has trained young men and women in environmental health and safety for over twenty-three years. The next ECWTP training will be held in the Spring of 2019. The Environmental Career Worker Training Program is funded by the National Institutes for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). For more information about our training, please call 504-272-0956 or visit our website at http://www.dscej.org/our-work/worker-health-and-safety-training. ...
Jan 25, 2018
City Council should vote "No!" on three plans to make New Orleans East an industrial dumping ground! Make your voice heard! Thursday, January 25th 2018 3520 Gen. Degaulle Blvd.
Jun 7, 2018
The Education, Economic, Environmental, Climate and Health Organization (EEECHO) co-hosted an Environmental Justice Forum to introduce an innovative project that aims to improve the lives of children and families in Gulfport communities, on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.