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The Building Block

Contact Info

Agency

2803 St. Philip St.
2372 St. Claude Ave.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
USA
Directions To Agency:
Primary Phone: 504-561-7525
www.thebuildingblock.com

Primary Agency Contact

Name: Linda Novak
Email: linda@thebuildingblock.com
Phone: 504-561-7525

Agency Info

Agency type: Business
Agency hours:9am - 5pm
Beginning date for service:01/01/2012

Agency Details

Agency carries liability insurance.
Agency does not carry worker's compensation insurance.
Agency has a need for additional volunteers.
Agency needs:
Marketing, Social Media, Graphic Design, MBA
Quotations:
We would offer students an opportunity to work with a variety a local Green entrepreneurs and non-profits in an environment that encourages networking and new ideas.

Mission statements

The Building Block is a dynamic community and the preferred provider of physical space for green businesses and non-profit organizations committed to environmental sustainability and positive social impact. Our green sector business centers are designed to invigorate the sustainable economy and foster synergistic relationships amongst tenants. Through our efforts, we are moving green commerce to the mainstream while accelerating business growth and job creation in the green industry sectors.

Value statement

Our focus is to grow Green and Sustainable Industry as well as other socially conscious organizations in New Orleans.

Division Mission Statements

  • Innovative Spaces The Building Block is a dynamic community and the preferred provider of physical space for green businesses and non-profit organizations committed to environmental sustainability and positive social impact. Our green sector business centers are designed to invigorate the sustainable economy and foster synergistic relationships amongst tenants. Through our efforts, we are moving green commerce to the mainstream while accelerating business growth and job creation in the green industry sectors. Our spaces offer an efficient and cost-effective alternative to traditional office space, complete with a wide array of amenities at below market rates. Moreover, we aim to raise the profile of our tenants within the broader marketplace helping businesses reach more customers and increase profits.

Populations Served by Agency

  • All populations
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Local Residents

Topics Of Interest for this agency

  • Affordable, Sustainable Energy
  • Community Building
  • Economic Development
  • Environment and Disaster Recovery
  • Innovation
  • Recycling
  • Small Business
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Social Justice
  • Social Networking

Public Service Needs

  • Administering and processing data of a customer survey.
  • Create art for/with community residents
  • Write a business/strategic plan
  • Maintain communication with agency clients
  • Provide direct service to clients
  • Develop curriculum for children under 5 years old
  • The intern will aid the 7th Ward Neighborhood Center in creating a membership database that will enable the Center to communicate with community groups and individuals, and to build a sustainable grassroots fundraising structure.
  • The Idea Village blogger will be the creative force behind The Idea Village website.
  • Layout and design assistance for media
  • Develop a new website or contribute content to an existing webpage

Resource Needs for this agency

  • Energy regulatory, energy efficiency & global warming expertise
  • Green Space
  • Industry/ Neighborhood Initiatives
  • Programming
  • Retail

Public Service Activities

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