The ReFresh Collaborative was developed to strengthen the collaborative nature of the ReFresh Project and constitutes one of The ReFresh Project's most innovative aspects. Liz Burpee joined the team in 2015 to lead a collective impact process, convening over 60 organizations and community members to address the root causes of health inequity in the neighborhoods along Broad Street. ReFresh Collaborative partners include community leaders, housing advocates, health education organizations, health care professionals, grassroots organizations, and more.
The ReFresh Collaborative offers free health programming for kids and adults, hosts fun community events, and advocates for policy changes that address the root cause of health disparities.
The ReFresh Project is your community health hub located at 300 North Broad Street in Lower Mid-City, New Orleans. The building is home to nine organizations all working to improve the health of our community through fresh food access, culinary and nutrition education, youth and workforce development, gardening, and more.
The ReFresh Project's on-site tenant partners include Whole Foods Market, Liberty’s Kitchen culinary work readiness and leadership program for youth, The Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University, FirstLine Schools' central offices, Boys Town, a social service agency dedicated to helping children and families, the offices of Broad Community Connections and Crescent City Community Land Trust, and an on-site teaching and community farm in partnership with SPROUT NOLA. The project and its partners provide healthy and affordable food to the Broad Street neighborhoods, coupled with community-engaged programming, education, and training designed to promote the health and wellness of the surrounding communities. The ReFresh Project will further serve as an anchor for workforce and economic development along the Broad Street corridor.
The Refresh Project opened in 2014, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recognized the ReFresh Project as an innovative national best practice in promoting community health and health equity. We continue to build on our work and hope you’ll join us!