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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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
Streetscape Construction Progress
September 11, 2013
Construction of the Alcee Fortier Streetscape Project began a little over three weeks ago with steady progress. They’re a little behind schedule due to a line being too high that needs to be lowered about one foot. For all photos related to the Alcee Fortier Streetscape Project go to: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjJ8F6nWRead More
Alcee Fortier Streetscape Community Meeting August 7, 2013
August 9, 2013
Alcee Fortier Streetscape Community Meeting August 7, 2013, a set on Flickr. Community members gather to voice their oppinions on the streetscape project scheduled to begin within 2 weeks.Read More