Peace by Piece (PxP) New Orleans is a collective of young Black activists, aged 16 and up, dedicated to social justice for communities of color. Through community engagement and grassroots organizing, PxP confronts systems and institutions that engender inequality, poverty and violence. We work in the Hollygrove neighborhood to promote healthy and whole neighborhoods by training youth interns to provide mentorship and education in urban agriculture and organizing around the systemic distribution of resources and economic justice.
Our Sustainable Communities Project focuses closely on gardening to create food security in Hollygrove. PxP and youth residents have built two garden spaces with 17 beds in the neighborhood. The program has hosted summer camps for more than 30 children and employed 10 youth leaders as interns. This spring, we are building benches and a fire pit to create an outdoor cooking space that reduces the neighborhood’s dependence on fast food and convenience stores for sustenance.
PxP and the gardens are giving young people tools to sustain their community, and your support can help us broaden our impact. With as little as $10, you can help to ensure the success of the Sustainable Communities Project. Please consider visiting GiveNOLA.org on May 1st to help us reach our goal of 100 donors, and check out our new program video on YouTube to see how PxP NOLA is supporting health, economic and community sustainability!
- Dee Dee Green
New Orleans Area Director