Pop Up Theatre Update (November 2017)

Dear Community, As you may recall, I am the team leader for the Pop-Up Kids Theater, a theatrical program for at-risk children ages 6-12 in the Lafayette area. Things for this project are moving along despite my teammate, Shannon Miller, who has moved out of the area. The good news though is that he is continuing to […]

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Krewe De Canailles Update (November 2017)

Dear Community, We’re completely on track to occupy the space left from the cancellation of kickoff parade this past year. Krewe de Canailles will now serve as THE Mardi Gras kickoff parade in Lafayette – and we’re bringing it back to downtown! The very talented Burt Durand has designed our logo, which allowed us to […]

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civicside Founder Delivers TEDx Talk

civicside founder, Butch Roussel, delivers his TEDx talk titled: How to release your inner citizen… In 48 hours. He discusses the basis for the 48 Hour Citizen Project, and why it’s relevant in communities. The talk follows the evolution of his desire to install water fountains along his running route to becoming founder of civicside.com, a […]

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The 48Hour Citizen Project

Note: This blog post was generated prior to changing the name to our event to be… The 24 Hour Citizen Project. There comes a point in every organization’s life cycle, where they must step back and evaluate past experiences from a thousand foot view. Where there is failure, there is learned experiences. And where there […]

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The Evolution of civicside

This summer marks the one year anniversary of civicside’s launch. It feels like yesterday we were sitting down with community leaders and citizens vetting the idea and wondering if the vision was too ambitious or a feasible concept for the community to rally behind. We cautiously launched in collaboration with the downtown development authority. And […]

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