On this anniversary of Hurrican Katrina, you will see articles that report New Orleans is still struggling, but today, five years later, recovery is also evident in spades.
January’s Super Bowl victory by the home team helped set the tone for what the newly elected mayor is calling “the new New Orleans.”
Here are four signs of major progress that could even be models for cities nationwide.
1, Non-profits initiating rejuvenation of the Lower Ninth Ward
2. Neighborhood clinic networks improving citywide health care
3. Public school reform putting education on a better path
4. A new National museum project (on WWII) to diversify the city’s tourism
READ those details in the Christian Science Monitor.
If you find yourself sad on this anniversary day, you may want to read a list of good things that happened on this day in history
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