Community Identifies Rosa F. Keller Library as Priority Project
June 19, 2007
Carnegie Corporation of New York announced today a $2 million grant to the Broadmoor Improvement Association for the reconstruction, restocking and refurnishing of the Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center, a building that serves as the historic Broadmoor neighborhood’s social and cultural hub. The reconstructed building, located in the heart of the historic Broadmoor neighborhood, will house a state-of-the-art library and a vibrant community center. The Keller Library was destroyed both as a physical structure and as a library repository during hurricane Katrina.
In addition to Carnegie Corporation’s grant, the Broadmoor Redevelopment Plan is supported by a network of public and private partnerships under the auspices of the Clinton Global Initiative. These partners have joined together to offer resources including financial support and in-kind services, materials and professional expertise. John Needham, CGI’s chief executive, commented “The Broadmoor rebuilding plan was introduced as a major commitment at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting last September. We’re inspired by the progress of the Broadmoor plan, which continues to gather significant momentum with this generous grant from Carnegie Corporation.” The Broadmoor Redevelopment Plan has also attracted a range of other donors and partners including Mercy Corps, the National Cathedral School, St. Albans School, and the Laura Bush, Keller Family, RosaMary, and New Orleans Public Library foundations.
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