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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A Benefit for Our School --- On Paddle8

And finally... Our art auction BEGINS! Viewing and bidding is now available.

Check out our eclectic collection of dope, beautiful and inspiring pieces from over 30 artists and counting. All proceeds raised continue to go towards the renovation of our building headquarter in the Lower 9th Ward.

Featuring artwork by Swoon, Suzy Lake, Steve Martin, and many more.

Check out the to our auction here, and please share on all social media channels:

Our School at Blair Grocery on Paddle8

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Inspiremore and OSBG

Friends and supporters! We've had the recent pleasure of connecting with inspiremore. Every week they select a non-profit to donate a portion of their profits to, and this week its us!

The easiest way for you to help is by viewing and sharing their content. The more clicks they get, the more profits they generate.

Here's the link: Inspire More

Friday, June 19, 2015


Friday July 17th, 6-10pm @Superchief Gallery NYC -- 66 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

As we approach the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina Superchief Gallery is presenting an art sale and auction to benefit Our School at Blair Grocery. Swoon Studio has generously donated a beautiful unique piece to be auctioned off at the event, curated by Hillary Bokor -- including life size photography depicting the social landscape of the Lower 9th Ward. 

Please, share, show, spread, and save the date, and more information coming soon!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Renovation of our building

We are currently submitting our rezoning application for permits to renovate our building this summer. Pictures and plans for the redesign coming soon....

Saturday, May 2, 2015

"If you build it, they will come"

We built a compost pile, and the plants came.

 Young Avocado trees.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Reversing the Mississippi: A Groundbreaking Documentary

"In the wake of the Great Recession and Occupy movement, Americans are becoming deeply dissatisfied with economic stratification and worsening environmental degradation. The country’s spiraling energy consumption hijacks our democracy and gambles our planet’s future. And while 50 million Americans live in poverty, our government stalls behind party lines. Reversing the Mississippi is a blueprint for realistic, immediate solutions."

Fundraiser in Los Angeles: February 17th, 2015

Check this out! Some of our friends out in LA are throwing us a fundraiser...
Po-boys, brass bands, Tito's Handmade Vodka, and more
Facebook link can be found here:
To purchase tickets:

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Holiday Reflections

As 2014 draws to a close, we would just like to take a moment to thank everyone- our friends, neighbors, partners, and supporters- for everything you've done for us this year. From awesome volunteer participation, new connections, and the premiere of Ian Midgley's Reversing the Mississippi, this has been an awesome year for us at OSBG. 
As in most years, 2014 was filled with both positive and negative events, and as we count our blessings, we also remember to keep those less fortunate in our thoughts and prayers in this time of reflection. 

We look forward to 2015 being a year that is healthy and productive for OSBG and our community, and we're excited for all of the opportunities the New Year has in store for us. One of the most significant of these opportunities is our totally revamped fundraising efforts. We're excited to get the ball rolling on our new fundraiser, as we will be one step closer to getting back into our schoolhouse building and continuing with our mission- youth empowerment, community development, and food justice in New Orleans and beyond. 

We hope that you all have a wonderful holiday season. Much love from our family to yours. 

The OSBG team.