Walker Economic Development Foundation
Walker Economic Development Foundation


ACA Open Enrollment is Back!

ACA or "ObamaCare" Open enrollment began on November 15th.  WEDF is again serving as a resource and navigator to assist our communities with pertinent decisions by partnering with local healthcare agencies and brokers. WEDF does not offer insurance.  We are here to assist enrollees as they navigate through the process.  Once enrollees are acclimated with the process, WEDF will refer to local agencies.

WEDF Hosts an Informative Session

WEDF is hosting an informative session about the amendments at the Gretna Community Center on October 30th from 11AM to 1PM.  Far too many of our neighbors have stated that they had no idea about the various amendments on this year's ballot.  WEDF will not attempt to persuade attendees to either side of an amendent.  We seek only to assist the members of our communities in obtaining a simpler understanding of what each amendment states.

Pelicans v Rockets 10/14, Pelicans v Thunder 10/16

The 2014-15 NBA basketball season is almost here!  WEDF is sponsoring at least 50 local kids to attend two upcoming Pelicans games.  When the Pelicans meet the Houston Rockets on 10/14 and the Oklahoma City Thunder on 10/16, our kids will be there to cheer them on.  If you would like to assist us with our sponsorship, the cost is $15 for both games!  That's right, you read it.  The total cost for both games is $15.

Essence Fest 2014

WEDF will be partnering with the West Jefferson High School Band and Football team during this year's Essence Festival!  It is our goal to provide the resources to acquire uniforms and equipment for the groups as they prepare for the upcoming school year.


If you would like to join us in our fundraising endeavors for the Scarlet & Quicksilver Buccaneers, contact us to schedule an orientation.

Join us at the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend

WEDF will be sponsoring a weekend of fun for some well deserving students at the upcoming NBA All-Star Weekend being held here in New Orleans February 13th-15th. The weekend will consist of a Thursday Night Jam Session, a Friday Rising Stars Session, and a Saturday Jam Session.


We have collaborated with the Rho Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc again to offer the opportunity to underpriviledged youth in the area to attend a Jam session and also the Rising Stars basketball game.  In addition to attending the events our young recipients will also receive a New Orleans Pelicans basketball.


WEDF will be sponsoring at least one more event during the school year.  If you would like to lend a hand, contact us.

Pelicans v Warriors                                                                              11/26/2013



WEDF will be sponsoring a visit to the New Orleans Arena on November 26th to see our New Orleans Pelicans host the Golden State Warriors.  We will be taking 50 members of our community to cheer on our home team.  This will be our first sponsored visit of the basketball season.  WEDF will be hosting other dates throughout the Pelicans season. 

WEDF Partners with Algiers Charter School Association                     8/1/2013



We are pleased to announce our partnership with Algiers Charter School Association for the upcoming fundraising season.  We have received a list of over a dozen volunteers from McDonogh #32 and William J. Fischer!  WEDF is determined to make a difference in our schools and communities.  JOIN US!!!

Day at the Hive                                                                                 4/1/2013



WEDF will be sponsoring a "Day at the Hive" for 100 students from the Martin Behrman, William J. Fischer and McDonogh #32 Charter schools located in Algiers.  The students are selected based upon attendance and their ability to excel academically despite poor socio-economical conditions.  WEDF wouild like to celebrate these students and their efforts.


The students and several school chaperones will be attending the final Hornets game of the season at the N.O. Arena.  Attendees will be allotted free transportation, free admission, free food & drinks, and that's just the beginning!  Several of the students will be allowed to form a "Fan Tunnel" to greet the NBA players as they are announced.  The students will have a number of other treats throughout the day.  CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Senior Citizen Luncheon
3/7/2013 8:17:21 PM
WEDF is initiating a luncheon for senior citizens in the McDonoghville community
Easter Basket Giveaway
2/26/2013 9:05:39 PM
In collaboration with the members of the Rho Phi Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc located in the New Orleans metro area, the Walker Economic Development Foundation (WEDF) will be providing Easter baskets for distribution to young children currently in neighboring hospitals and healthcare facilities during the upcoming Easter holiday season.
Recreational Activities
1/31/2013 8:22:41 AM

We are happy to announce we will be providing recreational activities for the youth of the neighborhood.  In conjunction with the YMCA and Boys & Girls Clubs, we are sponsoring memberships for the kids in the Algiers community.  We will be coordinating our efforts with Martin Behrman Academy, Fischer Elementary, and McDonogh #32 Elementary.  STAY TUNED!!!

Martin Behrman Academy
12/26/2012 9:56:47 AM

We are proud to announce we were able to lend a hand with the school's administration attempting to provide gifts to the one-third of their enrollment that would have gone without for the holiday season.  We were able to donate $1,000 to the gift fund.  A good friend, Brian Washington, also assisted us with a donation.  "These children are our future".



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