Posted by: flight509 | May 1, 2009

WE DID IT!!!!!



Thank You For All Your Support With


Making Synergy’s Global Paradigm Shift A Success


Synergy’s Global Paradigm Shift

A Weekend of Service!

New Orleans, LA

April 24-26, 2009

Changing Minds, Changing Lives, Reclaiming Our Power

May 1st, 2009


Flight 509 & Flight 709’s Legacy of Service Weekend was an extraordinary success. During April 24 – 26, over 80 participants created community service projects all across New Orleans, LA. A huge thank you to our partners, City Year Louisiana and Hands On New Orleans, to our sponsors from the NOLA business community, the entire Ascend Spiritual Flight Academy family, and especially to all of the community leaders, team captains, and donors who committed to this project. How amazing it is to BE LOVE!

We participated in gardening, clean up, repair, education and book distribution projects benefiting

  • The Lower Ninth Ward
  • The neighborhood at Broad & Ursuline
  • The St. Bernard Battered Women’s Shelter
  • John Dibert Elementary School
  • The St. Roch community in the Eighth Ward &
  • The National Society of Black Engineers’ Walk for Education through other NOLA neighborhoods

In the evenings, we came together for transformational conversations and performances by local artists at The Sojourner Truth Community Center. Participants hailed from Texas, Massachusetts, DC, Maryland, Atlanta, New York, Arkansas, Alabama and Louisiana. We created relationships with local leaders that will continue to generate transformation in New Orleans, including a declared New Orleans Flow in 2009!

With gratitude and appreciation, we acknowledge and thank you for your contribution.



(Flight 509 & Flight 709 of the Ascend Flight Leadership Program)

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Alena Harris – Lowe’s

Aletha M. Strong – N’COBRA Organizer

Ascend Spiritual Fight Academy

Bethany Houseman – City Year Louisiana

Blue Telusma

Brent Stephney

Byron – Byron’s landscaping

Byron Walker

Calvin Sizer

Carol Godley

Cecilia LeBlanc

Eleanore Tashenberg

EsKay Entertainment

Free Ray

Hamilton Simons-Jones – Operation Reach

Happy Johnson – Hands On New Orleans

Harold- Harold’s Nursery

Heather Reffett

Illana Scherl – Food Philanthropist

Jacqueline Alexander

Joe Holliman

Kenneth Page

Lashiea Woods

Leslie Mullins

Lowe’s Home Improvement

Mark Shelton

Natasha Nalls

NEXXLevel Promotions

Regnold Lawson – Saint Roch Neighborhood Association President

Robin McCray

Roz Holmes

Sess 4-5 – Nothin But Fire Records

Shanel Handy

Skipper – Audio Equipment/Music Industry Production

Sojourner Truth Community Center:

Jessica Kennington

Rebeka Simon

Carolyn Carter- Director

Spirit Dixon

Stacia Copeland

Tamika Leshelle

Team SNO

Vince Craige – The Craig Center

Yao Tyus

Yolanda Rowell


Aletha Strong

Alicia McGraw

Ama Tyus

Andi Kellum/ARK

Angela Bland

Angela Toney

Byron Walker

Carolyn Carter

Chekesha Showers


Deronica Williams

Edwina Smith

Eleanore Tashenberg

Elizabeth Harris

Ernie Greenwood

Everett Hare

Francile Peter

Gerald McDuffie

Halina Azmerah

Hamilton Simons-Jones

Hortense Langs

Jacqueline Dickerson

Jacquelynne Dickerson

Jeniqua Johnson

Jermaine Bennett

JoAnn Fisher

Julie Andrews

Keith Holmes

Khalil Munir

Kristen Holmes

Latasha Toney

Laurita Marie

Lenora Walters

Mignon Lewis

Najet Hawkins

Nicole Brathwaite

Nicole Savory

Paige Burger


Rain Lenae Pratt

Ras Tree

Rasheed Davis


Raushan Davis

Regnold Lawson

Renee Edmund

Robert White

Ron Davis

Ronald Davis

Roni Will

Roscoe Reddix

Sandi Hollie

Sha-Rhonda Ginn

Sonia Benson

Tahari Thomas

Tamara Ynise

Tene Wilson

Teresa Gaines

Timbotu Charles

Ward “Mack” McClendon

Win Ung

TEAM SYNERGY (Flights 509 & 709 of the Ascend Spiritual Flight Academy)

Amber Mothudi

Angel Brown

Bonita Walker

Chris Powell

Christina Holmes

Deanna DeWitt

Free Ray

Jeremy Koss

Kelela Mizanekristos

Kim Berry Hicks

Lauren Taylor

Malkia Lydia

Nadia Benitez

Nicole Henry

Pandwe Gibson

Sasteh Walters

Zahirah Nur Truth


Flight 509’s Global Paradigm Shift:

Changing Minds, Changing Lives, Reclaiming Our Power

New Orleans, LA – April 24 – 26, 2009


Join Flight 509’s* Global Paradigm Shift, a weekend of service and a call to committed action, shifting consciousness for all humanity.  Be there Friday evening (7pm), April 24th – Sunday, April 26, 2009.  Our purpose is to exude vision and possibility in the world by standing as source at all times, offering assistance to the people of New Orleans as they create new possibility. We are creating a world where all people are freely and consciously loving, living, having fun, contributing and evolving.

We are looking for over 150 people committed to transformational work, to participate in projects designed with local New Orleans organizations and to be of service to all that we come in contact with through a medley of service projects that impact 1000+ lives.  Ideas for projects include (but are not limited to) community clean up, tree planting/neighborhood landscaping, collage making, mural painting, yoga, meditation, and random acts of kindness to be pulled out of a hat, which could include hugs, song-sharing, and book distribution.  We have also planned on having a team of individuals recording oral history from long-time city residents as well as a team willing to create a short documentary about the weekend.  Participants will also be given the opportunity to develop personal visions at a powerful city wide Saturday night event.  We ask that anyone up for this game of support and creation be committed to service in such that growth and expansion are imminent.

Who’s up for real transformation?

You can sign up as an individual and be assigned to a team, and you can also bring a team with you! Please complete the attached skill/interest inventory registration form.  Reviewing your form will allow us the opportunity to follow up with you to create the best match for your team and/or service project and send you complete information. Upon arrival at the kickoff in New Orleans, you will receive your assignment – a neighborhood-based service project and a stand – a quality you get to bring to your service, such as love, trust, or openness.  Be extraordinary and complete your task to the best of your ability.  It will take all of us coming together to make this Service Mission Weekend a success while impacting lives and a city forever.  The possibilities for abundance and transformation are endless. It’s time to build!!!

*Flight 509 is a team within a leadership training program, Ascend Spiritual Flight Academy.
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