Lafayette Consolidated Government’s (LCG) Department of Community Development (DCD) is celebrating Community Development Week April 17-21 with a host of free community activities.
LCG assets including the Heymann Performing Arts Center, the Acadiana Park Nature Station, the Lafayette Science Museum, the Rosehouse Senior Center and LCG’s Housing and Federal Programs, all of which are overseen by DCD, will host a variety of free activities such as open houses, presentations, tours and workshops throughout the week.
DCD Director Dr. Shanea Nelson said “Community Development Week is an opportunity to showcase the services provided by our department and the people behind the work. We are passionate about improving the quality of life for our constituents and we thrive on face-to-face interaction with our clients. Through these activities, we hope to reach even more people who may not realize all the areas within the community that the work of Community Development touches.”
Monday, April 17
Arts & Culture
HEYMANN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Behind the Scenes Open House & Tour
1373 S College Road | Lafayette 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
ACADIANA PARK NATURE STATION
Zombie Ants and Information Presentation & Walk-Through
1205 E Alexander Street | Lafayette 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
TUESDAY, APRIL 18
Housing & Federal Programs
Fair Housing Workshop
6101 Johnston Street | Lafayette 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19
Lafayette Science Museum
Spring Break FREE DAY
433 Jefferson Street | Lafayette 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
THURSDAY, APRIL 20
Human Services & WIOA
The Rosehouse 20th Anniversary Open House
120 Statesman Drive | Lafayette 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WORKFORCE INNOVATION & OPPORTUNITY ACT
Lafayette Business & Career Solutions Center
706 E. Vermilion Street | Lafayette 2 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 21
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WEEK RECEPTION
Join us for the culmination of CD Week. Refreshments will be served.
LCG City Hall Atrium
705 W. University Avenue | Lafayette 2 p.m.
Established in 1976, DCD promotes services which enhance the physical, social, economic, educational, and cultural conditions of Lafayette’s residents. Through the years, DCD has provided housing services to low-to-moderate-income households and special needs households, economic development opportunities, housing and financial counseling, neighborhood revitalization activities, art, cultural, and historic programs, senior programs, homeless services, and many others.