NORDC Calls On Community Partners To Expand Programming

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) is encouraging individuals, organizations or other entities in New Orleans to partner with NORDC to provide programs to the community for the fall of 2017. Providers can apply to host programs at any of its recreation centers, parks or playgrounds at no cost.

         The deadline to submit an application is Monday, April 17, by 5:00 p.m.

         Download the application here

         This application round is for programming scheduled between August and December. NORDC is prioritizing partners for the following types of programs serving youth, teens, adults and seniors and special needs, however, all applicants are welcome: 

• After School Programs (Academic and Enrichment)

• Special Needs Programs (Athletics and Enrichment)

• Cultural Arts (Drumming, Dance, Sewing, Crafts, Mardi Gras Beading, Costuming, Theater)

• Fitness (Yoga, Zumba, Aerobics, Line Dancing, Cross Fit, Gymnastics)

         Once the application is approved, the provider will be required to enter into a cooperative endeavor agreement (CEA) with the City of New Orleans prior to program implementation.


Programming Partners for Milne NOLA for Life Center

         NORDC is also seeking programming partners for the newly-renovated NORD Milne NOLA FOR LIFE Center, 5420 Franklin Ave. The NORD Milne NOLA FOR LIFE Center serves as a central location for youth to participate in programming for Mayor Landrieu’s murder reduction strategy, NOLA FOR LIFE. NORDC seeks to partner with organizations that provide the following programming below:

• Reduce risk of involvement in violence among youth, promote pro-social behavior and/or build strong peer and positive adult relationships among youth

         While the primary purpose of the NORD Milne NOLA FOR LIFE Center is to serve New Orleans youth, the goal is to use the space to provide diverse programming to the entire Gentilly community, city reps said. Applications from interested organizations serving all populations will be accepted.


Technical Assistance Workshop for Interested Applicants

         NORDC will host technical assistance workshops on Wednesday, April 5, and Friday, April 7, for individuals who have questions or need assistance with completing the application. Representatives from NORDC will be on hand to review the application in detail, discuss the timeline and provide an overview of the required documents in preparation for the execution of the CEA.

         The workshops will be held at the following locations:


• Wednesday, April 5

St. Bernard Recreation Center

1500 Lafreniere St.

New Orleans, LA  70122

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


• Friday, April 7

NORD Milne Recreation Center

5420 Franklin Ave.

New Orleans, LA  70122

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


         To submit an application, email or deliver in person to the attention of the Revenue and Contracts Manager at the NORDC Administrative Office, 5420 Franklin Ave., New Orleans, LA 70122.

         For questions about the application or the submission process, email


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