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11/29/2016View FileBDF Annual Update
Media coverage
1/13/2017   BDF's Gerry Barousse Jr.& City Park's Bob Becker receive "Honorable Mention' status in's "Sports Hot List for 2017'
4/5/2016 View FileFrom Tragedy Comes a New Beginning-PGA Professionals are playing a key role in revitalizing an entire New Orleans community
2/2/2016 View FileBiz New Orleans-Low Income Investment Fund, JPMorgan Chase Pilot $6M Social Investment In Distressed Communities, New Orleans’ Columbia Parc
2/2/2016 View FileTraweek, Lawrence-New investment aims to transform New Orleans Neighborhood-New Orleans City Business
11/24/2015View FileLessons in Sharing a Vision of Success with the Bayou District Foundation -The Intersector Project
9/4/2015 View FileBayou District Foundation Katrina 10 Media Recap
8/19/2015   NPR-Marketplace profile of Bayou District Foundation
6/23/2015   Katrina 10 Video
 Film clip on the city’s housing recovery post Katrina.
6/16/2015   Heritage Senior Housing Article by Builder Magazine
 Heritage Senior Housing Article by Builder Magazine
5/6/2015   City Park Golf aims to transform former St. Bernard community
 Times Picayune - City Park golf and community revitalization
5/6/2015   City Park swings big on golf
 Analysis of City Park golf course decisions
Press Releases
8/24/2016 View FileColumbia Parc at the Bayou District has been selected as a finalist for the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2016 Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award.
10/21/2015  BDF Chairman Gerry Barousse honored
BDF Chairman Gerry Barousse honored by Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations for outstanding leadership
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10/21/2015View FileLouisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations select 2015 Force For Good Award Winners - Gerard Barousse
8/10/2015 View FileNPR Marketplace-A Public Housing Project Reborn in New Orleans
7/31/2015   Educare 2015 Graduation!
 Educare New Orleans graduated 51 children onto kindergarten today. Looking forward to another grate year in 2015-2016! 
7/31/2015   Educare New Orleans- 2015 graduation
2/23/2015 View FileCity Park championship golf course will be a boon for New Orleans, region, says Gerard Barousse, Jr.: Podcast (
2/12/2015 View FileCommunity Garden at Columbia Parc Photos
2/6/2015   David Bowser interviews FKF's Darrah Schaefer-Bayou District Foundation & East Lake discussed at 8:30 mark
2/6/2015 View FileNew Orleans’ Columbia Parc Welcomes International Visitors-Melanie Lasoff Levs
1/28/2015 View FileBayou District Foundation Fall 2014 Newsletter
1/28/2015   Bayou District Foundation Fall 2014 Newsletter
11/14/2014View FileBDF featured in Acme Oyster House Award Citation from AFP
11/4/2014   Bayou District Foundation's YouTube Page is now live.
6/26/2014 View FileBayou District Foundation announces acquisition and demolition of former PJ's Bar property
6/5/2014 View FileBDF partners with Son of a Saint on laptop donation through GNOF/
5/1/2014 View FileThree Dedicated Individuals Recognized With 2014 CARE Awards at Zurich Classic-Mike Rodrigue
3/18/2014 View FileBayou District Foundation Announces Director of Foundation Advancement: Lisa McCaffety-Scott
2/26/2014 View FileAtkinson, May Lou-Having Fun on Fat Tuesday, Doing Good Year Around (a profile of Gerry Barousse Jr.) -THE ADVOCATE
12/19/2013View FilePress Release-Orleans/Jefferson High School Students visit U.S. Naval Academy during ‘miniSTEM’ Weekend Visit
12/9/2013 View FileCity Officials celebrate Opening of Senior Center at Columbia Parc-WWL-TV
11/25/2013View FileChildhood center (Educare New Orleans) a boon to Gentilly-Lawton, Dan -The Advocate
11/7/2013 View FileDr. Scott Cowen - Tulane Talk - Purpose Built Communities - Columbia Parc
11/6/2013 View FileTulane Talk-Scott Cowen on Purpose Built/BDF
10/2/2013 View FileWebster, Richard-Columbia Parc in New Orleans is showcased as national mixed-income housing model-Times Picayune
9/15/2013 View FileThomas Cousins: The Atlanta Model for Reviving Poor Neighborhoods- WALL ST. JOURNAL (BDF mention)
8/26/2013 View FileAmerica's Greatest Untapped Resource-A Paper by Tom Cousins
7/9/2013 View FileFEMA okays construction of new City Park championship golf course Iles, Trey The Times-Picayune
6/21/2013 View McDonogh 35 to move to state-of-the-art facility in 2015
5/24/2013 View Nola Access Initiative chooses Columbia Parc for $20,000 technology grant
4/26/2013 View FileBayou District Foundation support of Junior Golf highlighted by Zurich Classic Pro Am round with Tianlang Guan
4/1/2013 View FileBDF House for Sale-1251 Harrison Ave. Contact Abraham Walker-ReMax Email: Direct Line: (504) 233-2123
3/10/2013 View FilePRESS RELEASE-Bayou District Foundation completes three Film/Advertisement projects for regional media market
2/14/2013 View FilePresident Obama proposes national investment in Early Childhood Education (New York Times)
11/28/2012View FileTrey Illes-City Park golf complex closer to reality after agreement reached with BDF-The Times Picayune/
11/16/2012View FileColumbia Parc at the Bayou District wins BUILDER Magazine's 'Builders Choice' Award-Grand October 2012 Issue
10/11/2012View FileBayou District Foundation, Early Education Leaders Celebrate Construction Start of Educare of New Orleans
9/25/2012 View FileJunior League of New Orleans Announces Bayou District Foundation Partnership in 'Lagniappe' Magazine
9/4/2012   ISAAC Update-Power was restored to Columbia Parc Saturday evening. Thanks to all team and civic leaders who worked hard to restore power and get supplies to CP.
9/1/2012   POWER OUTAGES AT COLUMBIA PARC-We have contacted Entergy and are monitoring the situation closely.
7/31/2012   National Journal-EARLY EDUCATION FOR SUCCESS: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION'S IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY-Filmed in Washington DC, Sponsored by The First Five Years Fund
7/24/2012 View FileGarland, Sarah-Rich Kid, Poor Kid: How Mixed Neighborhoods Could Save America's Schools-The Atlantic Monthly
7/22/2012 View FileAlford, Jermey Public Housing's "Legacy Buildings" GAMBIT
6/13/2012   Live from the Chevron STEM Zone!
5/21/2012   Chevron 'Eagles for Education' benefits Bayou District & Fore!Kids Foundation-FILM
4/30/2012 View FileBayou District Foundation Print Ad-Zurich Classic of New Orleans
4/25/2012   Masters Champion Bubba Watson Talks about Importance of Charity Dollars through golf for New Orleans-Interview Zurich Classic/PGA TOUR
1/13/2012 View FileBadger, Emily-Where Does Crime Go After Public Housing Projects Are Demolished? The Atlantic Cities
1/5/2012 View FilePress Release- Columbia Parc at the Bayou District In National Awards Spotlight
10/27/2011View FileAnnouncement- LSU Health Center opens at Columbia Parc. The opening of this unit represents Bayou District Foundation’s commitment to both the 1100 residents of Columbia Parc and surrounding neighborhoods to provide basic health care service to the area.
10/19/2011View FileHeath Evans Foundation and the 2009 New Orleans Saints Give Children at Columbia Parc a New Place to Play-Times Picayune Staff Report
9/26/2011 View FilePress Release: Bayou District Foundation Featured on Golf Channel/NBC Sports
9/1/2011 View FilePress Release: Fore!Kids Foundation, ACME Oyster House Partner to Assist Bayou District Foundation
8/29/2011 View FilePress Release: Bayou District Foundation Premiers New Short Film Cataloging Progress in Housing, Education, Recreation and Health Care
8/7/2011 View FileFrank Donze 'New Orleans City Park officials optimistic about championship golf course'-The Times-Picayune
8/4/2011 View FileRick Jervis 'New Orleans unveils fresh model for housing the poor' USA TODAY
6/2/2011 View FilePatrick Lester-Purpose Built Communities Combines Community Revitalization, Cradle-to-College Pipeline, and Accountability (BDF highlighted)
5/9/2011 View FileBayou District Foundation launches single family home rebuilding initiative with St. Bernard Project
4/23/2011   Peter Finney Jr. "Abp. Aymond: Some secrets need the light of day" Clarion Herald-Article Details BDF, Catholic Foundation, ACME Oyster House effort to combat sexual abuse of children through Shelby Has a Secret Project
3/26/2011 View FileNeighborhood Development Foundation awards Bayou District Foundation, HANO, Columbia Residential 'Development Award' as part of NDF 25th Anniversary Celebration
3/23/2011 View FileFrank Donze 'Smaller City Park golf plan approved' The Times Picayune
3/18/2011 View FilePartners at the Parc Celebration commemorates completion of Phase 1. Columbia, HANO, AEGON, State of Louisiana,City of New Orleans honored along with residents, architects, staff and friends.
2/25/2011 View FileAutumn Giusti City Business of New Orleans Columbia Parc joins Lafitte,Harmony Oaks and Cooper as 5th Largest Construction Project 2011
2/17/2011 View FileColumbia Parc at the Bayou District premiers "People Of Parc" booklet featuring President Obama visit
2/13/2011 View FileDoug MacCash, Columbia Parc at the Bayou District, at a glance The Times-Picayune
1/13/2011 View FileFirst Tee of Greater New Orleans & Bayou District Foundation offer no cost clinics for Junior Golfers January & February 2011
1/7/2011 View FileBayou District Foundation Announces hiring of Leigh Thorpe as Development Director
12/20/2010View File'Spirit of St. Bernard' documentary premiers online and on Cox Channel 8
12/9/2010 View FileBayou District Foundation Chairman Gerard W. Barousse Jr. releases report 'The Early Education Crisis and a Solution in New Orleans.'
11/15/2010View FileMya Rodriguez WWL-TV 'Success or failure? The new face of New Orleans public housing'
11/10/2010View FileLouisiana Partnership for Children & Families-Economic Summit for Early Childhood Investment Co-hosted by Bayou District Foundation-Meeting Notes
10/1/2010   NBC Sports-East Lake 10 Years Later featuring East Lake Foundation, Purpose Built Communities and Bayou District Foundation
9/2/2010 View FileRecap of President and First Lady's Visit to Columbia Parc at the Bayou District-Memo from Gerry Barousse, BDF Chairman of the Board
8/30/2010 View FileObama commits to revival of Gulf Coast .By Erica Werner-The Associated Press via Atlanta Journal Constitution
8/29/2010 View FilePresident Barack Obama praises rebuilding effort in New Orleans five years after Hurricane Katrina -VISITS COLUMBIA PARC AT THE BAYOU DISTRICT John Pope Times Picayune
8/24/2010 View File"Columbia Parc at the Bayou District highlighted by Mayor Mitch Landrieu at National Press Club" Press Release
7/4/2010   Housing Authority of New Orleans Film-Columbia Parc Groundbreaking with Sec. of HUD Donovan, David Gilmore & Cantrese Wilson
6/30/2010   Charles McNair "A Purpose-Built Life-Tom Cousins" Terry Magazine-The University of Georgia Terry College of Business
6/10/2010 View FileLauren Boston "Rebirth on the Bayou..Rebuilt New Orleans community proves you can go home again." UNITS Magazine
6/1/2010 View FileBuilding Back Up on the Bayou-A PGA TOUR Film Bayou District Foundation featured as part of Joe Ogilvie's 'Together Anything is Possible' outreach
5/21/2010 View FileFrank Donze Article...RTA expands service to Bayou District Times Picayune
4/12/2010 View FileHUD Secretary Shaun Donovan Speech at Columbia Parc
4/12/2010 View FileKaty Reckendahl " HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan cuts ribbon at St. Bernard redevelopment, tours 'Big Four' Times Picayune
4/6/2010 View File89.9 WWNO Community IMPACT Series-Bayou District Foundation & Greater New Orleans Foundation Partnership


3/11/2010 View FileIan Wilhelm '3 Philanthropists Bet on New Orleans Venture as Antipoverty Model' The Chronicle of Philanthrophy
3/8/2010 View FileMark Singletary 'New Orleans providing a model for renewal' New Orleans CityBusiness
3/3/2010 View FileKaty Reckendahl "St. Bernard site holds potential for holistic redevelopment, visitors say" Front Page Times Picayune
2/24/2010 View FileAutumn Giusti "Bayou District named Project of Note' New Orleans City Business page 18A
2/17/2010 View File"Bayou District Foundation Premiers New Film Featuring Dr. Norman Francis" Press Release
2/11/2010 View FileGambit recognizes Saints DE Will Smith and Bayou District Foundation Feb 11, 2010
1/26/2010 View FileBayou District Foundation Newsletter Winter 2010
11/12/2009View FileBilly Turner "PGA aides (BDF) Junior Golf Program" Times Picayune November 12, 2009
10/15/2009View FileMemo to Obama, Donovan and Duncan: Bayou District Foundation Is Prepared Now to Be “Choice” and “Promise” Neighborhoods
8/30/2009 View FileMya Rodriguez, "Construction underway for new Mixed Income Complex" WWL TV August 30, 2009
8/17/2009   Jeff Crouere, Ringside Politics AM 990 WGSO interviews Bayou District Foundation August 17, 2009
8/6/2009 View FileBilly Turner "Father Knows Best About Golf's Benefit’s" The Times Picayune August 6, 2009
7/29/2009 View FileBayou District Foundation Featured on ‘Golf in America’; a nationally televised program by the Golf Channel-PRESS RELEASE July 29, 2009
7/10/2009 View FileShelly Brown "St. Bernard Housing Transformation" Fox 8 WVUE July 10, 2009
7/2/2009 View FileKaty Reckendahl "Tenants vie for public housing in redeveloped St. Bernard complex" New Orleans Times Picayune July 2, 2009
5/27/2009 View FileAutumn Giusti "City Park Ok's 45 Million Golf Facility' New Orleans City Business May 27, 2009
5/27/2009 View FileBilly Turner 'Approval of City Park golf plan is important step in New Orleans' comeback' New Orleans Times Picayune May 27, 2009
5/27/2009 View FileNakia Hagan 'City Park Board of Commissioners approves plan to redevelop golf complex' new Orleans Times Picayune May 26, 2009 page A1
5/26/2009 View FileCity Park Improvement Association Meeting Documents May 26, 2009
5/26/2009 View FileJim Henderson 'Board Approves 46 million Dollar Golf Complex in City Park' WWLTV May 26, 2009
5/26/2009 View FileTasmin Alfonso 'City Park Association Agrees To New Golf Course" WDSU May 26, 2009
5/25/2009 View FileRachel Wulf "Future Of City Park To Be Decided Tuesday' WDSU May 25, 2009
5/21/2009 View FileBilly Turner "City Park Golf Courses Plan Worth Voting For" New Orleans Times Picayune May 21, 2009
5/21/2009 View FileKaty Reckendahl "HANO approves building, repair spending" New Orleans Times Picayune May 21, 2009
5/12/2009 View FileAutumn C. Giusti 'Money main obstacle for St. Bernard-City Park overhaul' New Orleans City Business May 12, 2009
5/12/2009   Autumn Giusti 'Money main obstacle for St. Bernard-City Park overhaul' New Orleans City Business May 12, 2009
5/12/2009 View FileKaty Reckdahl EXTREME MAKEOVER Designers hope to address many of the past ills of public housing by reconnecting the complexes with the surrounding neighborhoods The Times Picayune May 12, 2009
5/11/2009 View FileMark Singletary COMMENTARY: St. Bernard projects overhaul has solid potential New Orleans City Business
5/5/2009 View FilePGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem Recognizes Bayou District Foundation as Featured Charity
4/22/2009 View FileAn interview with: JOE OGILVIE, GERRY BAROUSSE, MIKE RODRIGUE at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans April 22, 2009
4/20/2009 View FileLarry Dorman "In Uncertain Times for New Orleans, the Business of Golf Is Thriving" The New York Times April 20, 2009
4/19/2009 View FileBrian Allee Walsh 'City Park Thinks Elite as It Overhauls Golf Options' New Orleans Times Picayune April 19, 2009
3/18/2009 View FileBayou District Foundation Comment's on City Park Golf Master Plan
3/11/2009 View FileBrian Allee Walsh 'City Park Weighs View on Golf Upgrade'-Times Picayune March 11, 2009
2/17/2009 View FileBrian Allee Walsh, “City Park Board unveils master plan for Golf,” New Orleans Times Picayune, February 17, 2009
2/14/2009   Jude Young & J.T. Hannan, “Radio Interview during Loyola University v. Tugaloo Basketball Game” Sports, February 14, 2009
1/15/2009   Bayou District Foundation project wins Architecture Merit Award JHP selected as a Residential Architect Merit Award Winner for an on the board project:
12/9/2008 View FileGround broken for new St. Bernard housing complex Katy Reckdahl, The Times-Picayune Tuesday December 09, 2008
9/28/2008 View FileLarry Dorman, “A Rebuilt Golf Course Renews a Neighborhood” The New York Times, September 28, 2008
09/19/2008View FileJohn Manasso, “Other Cities try to Replicate East Lake’s Success,” Atlanta Business Chronicle, September 19, 2008
07/22/2008  Bayou District Foundation “Top 100 Good Things to Have Happened Since Katrina”
2/19/2008 View FileGwen Filosa Demolition begins at St. Bernard complex; HANO says three of the "Big Four" tumbling down The Times-Picayune February 19, 2008
2/15/2008   Glen Boyd “Atlanta Model in New Orleans”. WDSU ABC 26, February 15, 2008
11/11/2007View FileColeman Warner, “Charting a New Course.” ‘An unlikely pairing of golf courses and public housing is succeeding in Atlanta. But will it play in New Orleans?’ New Orleans Times Picayune, November 11, 2007
11/11/2007View FileColeman Warner, “New Orleans Proposal Links St. Bernard and City Park,” New Orleans Times Picayune, November 11, 2007
9/12/2007 View FileDarran Simon “Hopes for schools put to test in New Orleans,” New Orleans Times Picayune, September 12, 2007
2/15/2007 View FileRichard Fausset "As Ever, Awash in Violence" LA Times article detailing violence in St. Bernard Housing Development Pre-Katrina
06/12/2006View FileBrian Allee Walsh, “ A Proposal for Renovation of New Orleans City Park to be modeled closely after Atlanta’s East Lake” New Orleans Times Picayune, June 12, 2006
4/19/2006 View FileDave Lagarde, "New Orleans golf courses are slow to recover'
3/15/2006   Golf in New Orleans after the Storm, Golf Channel March 15, 2006



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