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Tornado Relief – New Orleans East

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Team Happy Foundation is an award-winning NGO committed to supporting children in the aftermath of disaster. Dear Friends: we greatly appreciate your heartfelt concerns regarding the EF3 Tornado which touched down on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. My immediate family is fine but my extended family has suffered substantial loss: 250 homes were destroyed. An additional […]

Baton Rouge Aerial Photo

Rebuilding Baton Rouge

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Team Happy Foundation is collecting donations for children and families decimated by The Great Flood of 2016. Our team has adopted a neighborhood community of about 200 families in Baton Rouge and we’re honored to serve them. Thank you for your specific contributions. Together, we have delivered the following major necessities: 1,400 Miles Traveled Rebuilding […]


Gumbo Project : Scholarship for Teens

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### Dear School Administrator, My name is Happy Johnson and I am the Executive Director of Team Happy Foundation. I am currently in the 3rd year of a Community Leadership Fellowship with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. As such, I’ve partnered with leaders of two other local organizations, Camp Restore and Community Works of Louisiana, to […]


#SafetyYear + Youth Safety Fest: 2015

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  From Spring 2015 to Spring 2016, Team Happy Foundation will continue its annual Youth Preparedness Program to equip youth with the necessary tools to better compete for future new-industry jobs. Working with our neighbors in Eastern New Orleans and the Lower Ninth Ward, we use teamwork to inspire the next generation of first responders. […]

FEMA honors Mr. Happy Johnson as National Achievement Award Finalist

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WASHINGTON DC – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) honors Mr. Happy H.X. Johnson as a 2014 National Achievement Award Finalist for Outstanding Youth Preparedness Initiative. Administered by U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, and Citizen Corps, Johnson is being honored for exemplary community and youth preparedness programming as demonstrated through his organization’s commitment to family […]

Anti-Poverty Plan : WYLD Sunday Journal; On WWLV : “Value young black males.”

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Crime prevention is achievable bivium poverty reduction. The Coordinated Poverty Reduction Plan (CPRP) is a data-driven approach to reduce the poverty-rate in the Historic Lower Ninth Ward (HL9W) by five percent within three years. The CPRP would deliver a system of interconnected services, support, and resources door-to-door in order to engender sustainable neighborhood revitalization, economic […]

CEO Receives Kellogg Award; WGNO News THF Youth Save Wetlands; Nola.com Team Happy Supports Jazz Culture

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  BATTLE CREEK, Michigan – The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) convened the inaugural class of the WKKF Community Leadership Network, marking the foundation’s re-entry into leadership development. This group of 120 community-based established and emerging leaders will develop their leadership skills over the three years of the fellowship with the overall aim of helping vulnerable […]

2014 Big Wanda Book Giveaway

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— Re: Literacy Coalition Donates Books To 725 Children NEW ORLEANS, LA  – The 2014 Big Wanda Book Giveaway is sponsored by Team Happy Foundation (THF), W.K. Kellogg Foundation Fellowship, Big Easy Kiwanis Club, New Orleans Rotary Fund, The AWESOME Foundation, Royal Engineers, Urban Strategies, Loyola University Lindy Boggs Center for Family Literacy and Lower 9th […]

THF wins AWESOME Foundation Grant

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Team Happy Foundation (THF) utilized a grant from The AWESOME Foundation to inspire and equip the next generation of first responders and environmental engineers with fun literary tools to fuel their imagination! The THF Preparedness & Wetlands Club at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School in the Historic Lower 9th Ward engaged 50 elementary […]

Disaster Prep Academy

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OVERVIEW Disaster Prep Academy is a Wednesday summer school during the month of June, from 11AM to 2PM. June is the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season and affords an opportune time to underscore the intersection between community preparedness and wetlands restoration. The 2013 class at Disaster Prep Academy includes five youth (age 16 […]

Disaster Prep & Parish Pride Day!

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Big Wanda’s Mobile Clothing Unit Description: Big Wanda, the name of the rusty old pick-up truck fueled by vegetable oil, will make a special delivery to school children displaced by Hurricane Isaac. Event Subtitle: Disaster Prep and Parish Pride Day! Parish: St. John The Baptist Elementary School Name: Fifth Ward Date: Friday, December 7, 2012 […]

Press: Wall Street Journal, GM America

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This blanket drive is a humanitarian relief initiative sponsored by Team Happy Foundation (THF), New Orleans Healing Center, FEGS Health and Human Services, UJA-Federation of New York, Comfort Long Beach Initiative and Alpha Chi Omega – Zeta Psi Chapter. Since December 2005, THF has delivered love in the form of more than 3,000 blankets to the victims of the […]