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Danielle Duren, Paul Bello and Katelyn Powell are pictured at the New Orleans Jazz Market in April for Upturn Arts’ sixth annual “Studio 504: Disco for Dance” fundraiser. Guests were treated to a performance from the DISCOvery Camp Young Artists, both a silent and live auction with an Upturn Arts’ student auctioneer and special guest Thomas Mann.

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Marylyn, Jonathan, Rex and Juliette Rigby attend Upturn Arts’ “Studio 504: Disco for Dance.” This year featured its first-ever Dance-A-Thon to help benefit the nonprofit’s mission to teach children across all New Orleans communities to explore and build confidence as artists through after school and summer/holiday programming.

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Susan Hennington, Margo Whiteside and Monique Sobrino attended the eighth annual “Soraparu Soirée” at the former Bond Bakery in April to support the Raphael Village, a unique Irish Channel community designed to support differently-abled people in becoming fully engaged in life and community.

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“Soraparu Soirée” Honoree David Fennelly posed with Raphael Village Board Member Valerie Davis, Board Chair John Melton and Honoree Carlos Sanchez at the annual fundraising event in April. The soirée featured a signature cocktail, food from local vendors and a live auction and raffle.

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Tian Buzbee, Asya Howlette, Porscha Wiliams, Julia Davis and Abby Haile are pictured at the New Orleans Jazz Market for Teach for America’s “A Conversation on Education” in April, where guests sat in on an exclusive conversation with TFA’s executive director, Joy Okoro, and CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard, moderated by Walter Isaacson.

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Margot Miranda, Alex Gray and Jasmine Motton attended Teach For America’s “Conversation on Education” at the New Orleans Jazz Market in April. The discussion explored both the progresses and challenges of New Orleans’ education ecosystem, as well as TFA’s contributions and roles moving forward.

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New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute student chefs celebrated NOCHI’s grand opening in April. More than 500 people attended the event, which featured cooking demonstrations from NOCHI culinary arts and baking students, a cocktail demo, food cooked by student chefs and more.

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Mayor Latoya Cantrell and Governor John Bel Edwards gave toasts at NOCHI’s grand opening celebration in April.

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University of Holy Cross ambassador students Joshua Mitchell, Sarah Fouquet, Hayley Kennair and Brenton Guerin attended UHC’s annual “Spes Unica” awards ceremony at Metairie Country Club in April.

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UHC President Dr. David M. “Buck” Landry with Sr. Ann Lacour, MSC and Spes Unica awardees Sarah Ehrensing and Dr. Monroe Laborde at the annual award ceremony, hosted in April by the Metairie Country Club

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Allison and Benjamin Tiller posed with their children, Ande, Hayes and Macy Tiller at the Audubon Institutes’ annual “Zoo-To-Do for Kids” presented in April by Children’s Hospital.

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A group of children enjoyed a day at the zoo in April for the annual “Zoo-To-Do for Kids” presented by Children’s Hospital, a family-friendly version of the Audubon Institute’s yearly “Zoo-To-Do Gala.”