Students Tackle Real-World Problems in New Orleans

March 29, 2007 — Eighteen months after hurricane Katrina devastated the City of New Orleans, the Kennedy School continues a multi-year commitment to collaborate with residents of the neighborhood of Broadmoor to help bring their community back. Students and staff are in New Orleans this week to lend support to the ongoing process of redevelopment.

Working alongside Broadmoor residents, Allison Van(MPP1) researches real estate data (left) while Rebecca Hummel(MPP2) works on a proposal to fund a charter school. Rebecca has spent four months over the last year working in Broadmoor.

“I keep coming back in part because of the people. The spirit here is inspiring, it’s amazing and it makes me want to keep working at it. But also I come back because there’s so much to do — it’s a long road ahead for Broadmoor and New Orleans.”
Rebecca Hummel

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