"Momentum seemed to be building. And then … nothing."
Tulane University announced Wednesday that the Pincus Family Foundation, a nonprofit created in 2005, awarded a $550,000 grant to the school to create an interdisciplinary program aimed at preventing the violence that plagues New Orleans' streets.
“The Children of Central City,” a NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune multimedia series examining the long-term impact of trauma on New Orleans’ children, has won the National Press Foundation’s Carolyn C. Mattingly Award for Mental Health Reporting.
The team tells how they wrapped their arms around a huge story: the impact of violence on children in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in one of the country’s most violent cities.
This story was produced as part of a project for the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism, a program of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism.
On the heels of the fellowship series "The Children of Central City," the New Orleans City Council recently approved a resolution calling for a citywide approach to childhood trauma.
The New Orleans City Council unanimously approved a resolution calling for the city's public and private schools to address the role of trauma in the lives of their students.
This article was produced as a project for the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism, a program of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism.
The special report by Jonathan Bullington and Richard Webster provides an in-depth look at the impact of growing up surrounded by violence in one of New Orleans' most culturally significant and crime-riddled neighborhoods.