Corpus Christi-Epiphany Community Resource Center
Since 1915, Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church has served as a historic anchor of New Orleans’ 7th Ward community. Before Hurricane Katrina, the Corpus Christi School educated one thousand children per year. In 2005, both the church and school were heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina and subsequent flooding and vandalism. With assistance from FEMA, the church is renovating the 52,000 square-foot school to serve as a community center for health, wellness, enrichment and economic opportunity. In partnership with tenants, the Corpus Christi-Epiphany Church is establishing the Community Center for people of all ages to access programs and services focused on economic opportunity, civic engagement, community development, health and wellness, and youth development.