25 Harvard graduates help CDC renovate area resource center

Nearly 25 Harvard graduates helped Dillard’s Community Development Corp. build a resource center for Pilotland area residents in March.

Kimic Clay, administrative assistant, said 23 alumni volunteered at the project March 14-22 to convert a home into the center for the Pilotland Neighborhood Association. The Harvard group painted the interior and exterior and made flooring repairs at the building, which is adjacent to the St. Bernard housing development and next to the Pentecostal church on Paris Avenue.

The center will serve as an information and service center to assist with housing, life skills, job training and neighborhood security, among other activities, said Clay.

Clay said the group got involved after a Times-Picayune articles about non-profit organizations in New Orleans mentioned Dillard’s CDC and the work they do in the community.

(Tess Williams contributed to this article.)