Community Engagement
Collaborative Development
Collective Influence
Cultural Innovation
"Our potential as a community is only enhanced
by our commitment to the community."
Working together to preserve and
Protect our Cultural History.

our mission The preservation, restoration and creation of treasured community assets.

Ujamaa EDC

Why Ujamaa exists

The Ujamaa Economic Development Corporation was organized with a mission of equitable redevelopment of the Claiborne Corridor and adjacent communities.

Our Commitment

Our Commitment

Ujamaa was conceived with a commitment to cultural preservation, economic opportunity, housing affordability, environmental sustainability, and safe and healthy neighborhoods for the Claiborne Corridor communities.

Our Logo

The Meaning

The organization’s symbol is an Adinkra symbol of Affluence, Power, Abundance, Plenty, Togetherness and Unity. The symbol is called the “Bese Saka” and has no crossing lines.

Engaging
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Stakeholders

About UJAMAA EDC

THE UJAMAA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

In April of 2018 the demonstration phase of a community market under the elevated expressway of the Claiborne Corridor reignited the excitement of the community and reestablished the hope of citizens that a long-ago act of environmental racism could be remedied through intentional place-making. The project not only illustrated the potential for physical revitalization, but also served as a call to leadership to the citizens and stakeholders of the adjacent neighborhoods and community institutions. It is against this backdrop that Ujamaa was organized — the product of an Advisory Committee of stakeholders including Foundation for Louisiana, the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority, the Ashe’ Cultural Arts Center, Market Umbrella, the New Orleans Business Alliance, and Claiborne Corridor business owners and residents.  

The Ujamaa Economic Development Corporation was organized with a mission of equitable redevelopment of the Claiborne Corridor and adjacent communities, and with a commitment by the organization’s leadership to cultural preservation, economic opportunity, housing affordability, environmental sustainability, and safe and healthy neighborhoods for the Claiborne Corridor communities.

Our Sponsors and Community Partners

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UJAMAA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

COMMUNITY | CULTURE | COLLABORATION

Contact UJAMAA

If you’d like to know more or are looking for dynamic partnership opportunities,
 please reach out to us.

Address:
1240 N. Claiborne Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116

Communicate:
504.222.2233
info@ujamaaedc.org