ABOUT THE BIA
Broadmoor Improvement Association is a non-profit neighborhood organization that serves those who live, work, and play in our community through a coordinated network of anchor institutions, faith-based partners, and businesses. Founded in 1930, the BIA has grown with New Orleans to preserve the diverse culture and voices that form the core of Broadmoor’s identity. We strive to redefine what it means to be a neighborhood association by living the values that bring us together and celebrate our diversity.
“Those of us who live in Broadmoor take justifiable pride in that fact. For ours is a beautiful neighborhood.” - Moon Landrieu
We envision a thriving Broadmoor neighborhood that is known for being racially and economically diverse, welcoming, walkable and safe, in which neighbors eat, play, gather, and grow together while actively participating in the betterment of the community.
Opportunity | Diversity | Community | Transparency | Wellness | Safety | Engagement
A HUB FOR WELLNESS
The BIA offers a spectrum of wellness services and programs to help our community thrive. We offer sliding-scale counseling services to individuals, couples, and families. In addition, our team of social work interns can connect residents to quality of life support, including food access, housing, workforce development, and special needs for youth and senior residents. With the help of dedicated volunteers, we operate the Broadmoor Food Pantry twice weekly, which has helped increase accessibility to fresh food by 87% since 2016.
The Arts & Wellness Center is at the center of our mission. Together with our Community Center connected to Rosa F. Keller Library, we offer more than 25 weekly classes, meetings, and workshops available for free or low-cost to Broadmoor residents. The AWC also provides affordable office space to five direct-service non-profits and a membership program ideal for incubating new businesses and community organizations. From youth ballet to yoga for teachers, our classes appeal to all ages and interests.
BROADMOOR NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING INFO
In accordance with the City of New Orleans Modified Phase One response to COVID-19, Neighborhood Meetings will be held virtually for the foreseeable future.
Meeting Location: Zoom
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Third Monday of each month is when the Broadmoor Neighborhood Meetings are held. The meetings will be live-streamed via Zoom for all Broadmoor Residents to attend. Join the meeting directly at this link, or by phone at 312-626-6799, Meeting ID: 89847660170. Meetings Dates are subject to change at the discretion of the organization.
Upcoming Meeting Dates
January 25 , 2021
February 22, 2021
March 15, 2021
April 19, 2021
May 17, 2021
June 21, 2021
July 19, 2021
August 16, 2021
September 20, 2021
October 18, 2021
November 15, 2021
December 20, 2021
First passed in 2010, the Lousiana Legislature designated Broadmoor as a Neighborhood Improvement District. This vote established Broadmoor’s official boundaries defined by:
Eve Street to the north
Washington Avenue and Toledano Street to the east
South Claiborne Avenue to the south
Jefferson Avenue, South Rocheblave Street, Nashville Avenue, and Octavia Street to the west
Our organization is managed by an Executive Director and a Board of Commissioners who are publicly elected. Board members represent three distinct subgroups within Broadmoor, identified as A, B, and C. Since 2010, Broadmoor residents have consistently voted in favor of tax funding that supports our organization’s general operating needs and quality of life programs.
HOW WE OPERATE
WHO WE ARE
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
SARAH PRITCHARD, MFA
Sarah is thrilled to lead the Broadmoor Improvement Association as the Executive Director. With over a decade of experience in nonprofit management, Sarah brings a passion for neighborhood-based wellness, arts and culture to her role with the BIA. In addition to her professional work, Sarah is a dancer and experimental choreographer, and a community-based pastor focused on jail and prison ministry. As the Executive Director, Sarah leads the development of strategic partnerships and programs to enhance the overall quality of life in the Broadmoor neighborhood.
Bethanie received her Master's Degree in Social Work from Tulane University with an emphasis on disaster resilience and Global Social
Work. Bethanie embraces an eclectic approach that draws upon multiple modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, and Mindfulness. She is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). Her goal is to support clients in their healing process across a range of challenges associated with anxiety, depression, relationships and trauma.
Jonah received his Master’s degree in Social Work at Southern University of New Orleans and fell in love with Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) during his final semester. He focuses on working with couples because he believes that all change work is best done in the context of relationships. While not working at the Broadmoor Improvement Association, Jonah can be found tending bar or working the fryer at Red's Chinese. He is also part of a team of folks working on developing a permaculture food forest in Kiln, Mississippi.
SOCIAL WORK INTERN
Nyia Pulliam is a North Carolina native new to the New Orleans area. She received her BSW from Meredith College and is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Tulane University. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Nyia received a vast array of experience interning at local community centers as well as directly in the school system in NC. She is excited to bring that knowledge to the BIA team while working in the food pantry and interacting with members of the Broadmoor community. Nyia lives by the quote, “be the change you wish to see in the world,” and she is excited to bring that mantra into the work she does at BIA.
SOCIAL WORK INTERN
Blayre Brown is a homegrown New Orleanian. With a background in managing local events, she is passionate about appreciating and preserving the city’s distinct culture. As a Tulane MSW student, Blayre looks forward to expanding her knowledge and understanding of social work services while contributing to the resilience of her community.
COMMUNICATIONS LEAD & VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
Natori Green is a longtime Broadmoor resident who has a fervent passion for sharing the mission of the Broadmoor Improvement Association with everyone. Her duties include promoting the BIA brand online and through neighborhood events, organizing volunteers, and managing relationships with community partners.