Monday, May 19, 2008

Wash. U./MIT Team Wins 2008 JP Morgan Chase Community Development Competition!

pictured from left to right: Leigh Heller (WU), Kathleen Johnson (WU), Lizzy Bochner (WU), Alla Agafonov (WU), John Kallenborn (New Orleans President of Chase), Claudia Bode (WU), Ed Blakely (Executive Director for Recovery Management), Lakshmi Sridaran (MIT), Holly Jo Sparks (MIT), Andrew Stern (WU), Johnny Chen (WU), John Kleinschmidt (WU), Derek Hoeferlin (WU Faculty Advisor), Not Pictured: Nick Berube (WU), Aaron Williams (WU), Karl Seidman (MIT Faculty Advisor), Phyllis Cassidy (Good Work Network Executive Director)
(photo- Martinez Photography)

The 2008 JPMorgan Chase Community Development Competition was held in New Orleans. This real world learning experience gives a team of students an opportunity to partner with a New Orleans nonprofit organization to develop a real estate project that is feasible, sustainable, and helps to build and strengthen the local community.

Download the full competition submission pdf titled
"The Franz Building: From Recovery to Rebirth" at:

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