|Projects & Partnerships|
Building on the commitment to civic values of Longue Vue founders Edith and Edgar Stern, the Department of Community Initiatives is dedicated to landscape revitalization, environmental sustainability, artistic promotion, and community engagement.
Through programming and project development, both at Longue Vue and in the community, the Department of Community Initiatives strives to cultivate a deep sense of place and to promote social equity and environmental stewardship.
Examples of projects and programs that support our objectives include the following:
In 2006, Longue Vue became an active member of the Pontilly Disaster Collaborative (PDC), a non-profit organization formed to support the restoration and revitalization of Pontchartrain Park and Gentilly Woods (collectively called Pontilly). Longue Vue's commitment has been focused on revitalizing Pontilly's landscapes in ways that are historically sensitive, sustainable, beautiful, and connected to the ecology of southeastern Louisiana.
Several significant community-driven projects have come out of this partnership: