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The 2013 tour showcased seven different projects within the historic Faubourg Tremé region of New Orleans. Bankers witnessed how partnerships with commercial and neighborhood-based organizations transformed a city’s food desert into a food oasis, revived the Carver Theater (named after Washington Carver) and helped realize a state-of-the-art elementary school. Tour participants also learned about the region’s rich history as they travelled streets that encompassed the first neighborhood established for free African Americans.

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