New Orleans’ Total Community Action, Inc. to appear on CNN’s popular original series “Morgan Spurlock Inside Man”
New Orleans, La — In the midst of a 50 year celebration, Total Community Action, Inc. will make a television appearance on CNN’s “Inside Man” with Morgan Spurlock this Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 9:00 p.m (Central Time). In this Sunday’s episode, Morgan Spurlock looks at income inequality in America. In this episode, Spurlock travels to New Orleans, Louisiana to see how achievable the American Dream really is in one of the most economically unequal places in the United States. From working at Total Community Action’s Food Panty to racing Ferraris with the city’s elite, he’ll explore what wealth looks like, what’s changed, and where we’re headed.
2014 is a notable year for Total Community Action because it marks our 50th anniversary. For 50 years, we have provided much needed services and opportunities to thousands of low-income New Orleanians. We’ve helped improve lives and communities by providing Head Start, financial asset development and education, job training, community economic development, food security, youth services, energy assistance, and much more.
Carolyn grew up in the Calliope Projects at 3700 Thalia Street, Apt. C and at 3808 Earhart Blvd. She attended the Holy Family Sisters at St. John of Arc Elementary School, Carter G. Woodson Middle School, and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1959. Carolyn was actively involved in her school and neighborhood life. She ranked in the top 10% of her high school graduating class, was a majorette, had many perfect attendance certificates, was a member of the student council, received many certificates of merit, was on the yearbook staff, and still found time to be active in the young ladies’ church organizations.
Carolyn was a born leader. She began her career working at the Social Welfare Planning Council and the Neighborhood Development Corporation as a community organizer. She also worked with Model Cities as a communication and research specialist. She then served as deputy director and executive director of Central City Economic Opportunity Corporation. Later, Carolyn began working at Total Community Action (TCA) as center director and progressed to become Director of Community and Energy Services. Some of her more notable contributions to the Central City community were the implementation of phases 1 and 2 of the Allie Mae Williams Multi-Service Center, implementing the Central City EOC Multimedia After School Program, and instrumental in developing the Miss Central City Pageant.
Carolyn was a true trailblazer for her community and a champion for good causes. She worked tirelessly for Central City and the City of New Orleans. She was a proud member of the Black Organization for Leadership Development (BOLD). She was also a gracious, humble, and dedicated public servant as President and a member of the Orleans Parish School Board representing District 5.
Carolyn loved and honored her family, friends and the community. It seemed as though everyone in New Orleans knew Carolyn Ford. Anyone who had the pleasure of meeting her instantly knew that she was a very caring, approachable, and genuine person who never hesitated to help if you needed her. She was often seen with a “yellow tablet and sharpened pencil” — ready to take notes and “case manage you.”
Carolyn served on the board of many organizations such as: National Association of Neighborhoods; Dryades Street Young Men Christian Association; Public Advisory Committee/City of New Orleans Landfill Site Study; Total Community Action Federal Credit Union; Housing Authority of New Orleans Legal and Personnel Committee; Edgar P. Harney Elementary New School Committee; Community Access Corporation; Urban League of Greater New Orleans, Inc. Education Committee; Human Resources Committee for the Homeless; and Central City HDC.
Carolyn was the beloved mother of Allison Ford, Sr. and Rosalyn Ford (Oswin) and shared this beautiful family with the late Albion Ford, Sr. She was the daughter of the late Westerfield and Herise Green, the sister of Jackie Green (Mary) and the late Vernon Green (Hannah), and the grandmother of Wesley Jenkins and Allison Ford, Jr. She is survived by her Aunt Genevieve Hilliard, devoted cousin Sherman Robinson, Sr. , devoted sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Total Community Action, Inc. salutes, Carolyn Green Ford,
a true believer in the power and promise of Community Action. Thank you Carolyn for your hard work and dedication. Job Well Done! 46 Years of Dedicated Service
Here’s a quick rundown on the most important things to know about the Health Insurance Marketplace, sometimes known as the health insurance “exchange.” Follow the links for more information on each topic.
The new Health Insurance Marketplace helps uninsured people find health coverage.When you fill out the Marketplace application we’ll tell you if you qualify for:
- Private insurance plans. We’ll tell you whether you qualify for lower costs based on your household size and income. Plans cover essential health benefits, pre-existing conditions, and preventive care. If you don’t qualify for lower costs, you can still use the Marketplace to buy insurance at the standard price.
- Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). These programs provide coverage to millions of families with limited income. If it looks like you qualify, we’ll share information with your state agency and they’ll contact you. Many but not all states are expanding Medicaid in 2014 to cover more people.
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