MQVN Community Development Corporation, Inc. (MQVN CDC) was established by community leaders in May 2006 to assist Vietnamese-Americans in New Orleans East rebuild their lives and their community after hurricane Katrina.
In the immediate aftermath of hurricane Katrina, MQVN CDC played a leading role in providing emergency relief assistance as well as organizing Vietnamese-American residents to play an active role in the rebuilding of the community surrounding New Orleans East area.
MQVN CDC’s mission is to preserve and promote our unique diversity and improving the quality of life of residents in the Greater New Orleans area, beginning in New Orleans East. Together with community partners, our work encompasses health care, environmental and agricultural concerns, education, housing, social services, economic development and culture and the arts.
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Alcee Fortier Streetscape Construction Update March 3, 2014
March 3, 2014
The Alcee Fortier Streetscape is an MQVN Community Development Corporation driven project that started over three years ago but broke ground August 2013. In 2011 MQVN CDC assisted the city of New Orleans with community outreach and at the time, MQVN CDC started the pilot Facade Improvement Project where business and properties owners were encouraged […]Read More
February 28, 2014
VEGGI Farmers Coop delivers not only the freshest produce weekly, but more recently tofu as well! VEGGI’s Tofu is made locally in New Orleans East and is available as plain or flavored. Pictured here is plain tofu made with Non-GMO Soy Beans and Lemongrass Tofu. Their lemongrass tofu is made with a handcrafted blend of […]Read More
MQVNCDC at NIEHS Superfund Meeting
October 18, 2013
2013 NIEHS Superfund Center Research Meeting at Louisiana State University Daniel Nguyen, Project Director, presents results and lessons learned from on-going research collaborations with Tulane University and Washington State University. Nguyen presented on results from 2011 NSF-funded citizen science project concerning the health and safety of Gulf shrimp while engaging in community-based participatory research. Nguyen […]Read More