Gentilly Community Center of Hope Opens with its 1st Annual Festival of Hope
A community center for the Gentilly area has been a dream since Hurricane Katrina. Now through the guidance of the St. Paul’s Homecoming Center, the Gentilly Civic Improvement Association (GCIA) and Hope United Church, the Gentilly Community Center of Hope is becoming a reality.
Our mission of hope for now and hope for the future is to provide a community center that has activities for people of all ages in the Gentilly area. The facility has a computer center, an indoor gym, and outdoor fields for sports, and indoor meeting space for various organizations.
The Festival of Hope will offer a fun day of music, food, and activities and is free and open to the public. Offerings will include:
MUSIC: Treme Brass Band and various musicians playing hip-hop, jazz, and gospel
FOOD: Ju Ju Bag Restaurant serving Fried Catfish and Southern Fried Sweet Potato Fries
Country Day School serving Chicken and Tasso Pasta
St. Paul’s Episcopal School serving a variety of desserts
ACTIVITIES: Inflatables for Kids and Imagination Playground
New Orleans Fire Department Fire Truck and Safety Materials
Mobile Health Unit
Southern University’s African Art Exhibit
Children’s Face Painting
RAFFLE: Drew Brees autographed print
Tickets to Tulane University basketball games
Gift Certificates for Sweet Doves online clothing
The first annual Festival of Hope invites the general public to an exciting grand opening event at 2747 Robert E. Lee Blvd. located at the end of Robert E. Lee on Baccich Street.