"It’s a whole national movement toward social enterprise,” said Nichols, who is looking for a grant to create a tenant association for the facility. "This is what we call mission-driven development, developing properties to serve our own clients to increase the amount of serviceable housing,” he said. "We couldn't do it by ourselves, but we can be partners in very attractive properties to serve the people we serve.”
Matthew Mullenix, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations
says... Posted Monday, August 1, 2011
Amen to that y'all. By chance we ran into Randy in New Orleans on Friday (at restaurant "Luke"---great eatery right next to the Pan American conference site), so we were able to send congrats in person.
Congratulations to Randy Nichols and Kathy Laborde. The Scott School project is not only a winner for its residents, it also saved a piece of Baton Rouge's history and showed us what this neglected neighborhood can be!