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WHO WE ARE

Alliance Institute is 501(c)(3) organization that provides community organizing training and capacity building assistance to non-profits and community-based organizations in New Orleans and across the gulf south. With a primary goal of increasing economic and social equity through community engagement, Alliance Institute works to provide individuals, families, and organizations with the skills and tools they need to fully participate in the decision making processes that affect them in their homes, neighborhoods, and communities.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

Health Care Access Along the Gulf Coast

By bringing together a diverse set of stakeholders from across the Gulf Coast region, Alliance Institute and its partners are ensuring that residents have a real say in the future of healthcare services in their communities.


Community Involvement


Language and Literacy Access


Preserving Health Care Funding


Regional Health Care Symposiums


Gulf Region Health Outreach Program

Thursday
Aug242017

Linking Gulf Coast Concerns to Global Efforts at the United Nations

Alliance Institute (AI) is determined to ensure marginalized communities across the Gulf Coast of the United States are prepared to confront climate impacts. The United Nations held its High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development from July 10 - July 19 2017. Stephen Bradberry, Executive Director of AI and RFK Human Rights Laureate, was on hand to discuss the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals from the perspective of US Gulf Coast Communities. He met with representatives from the American Sustainable Business Council and the Global Business Alliance (GBA for 2030), which includes the Global Compact, and is housed at the International Chamber of Commerce to discuss ways in which the Gulf Coast can develop resources and exchange information with locations in similar situations across the globe. 

Known as the “Energy Coast,” the American side of the Gulf of Mexico is deeply affected by the convergence of sea level rise, climate variables, and the need for sustainable growth.

Natural and man-made disasters from Hurricane Katrina to BP’s oil disaster have made “climate refugees” of numerous coastal residents such as those from Isle De Jean.

 

A National Geographic article entitled “Sea Level Rise Will Flood Hundreds of Cities in the Near Future” stated unequivocally that more than 90 coastal communities in the U.S. are currently “battling chronic flooding, meaning the kind of flooding that’s so unmanageable it prompts people to move away.  That number is expected to roughly double to more than 170 communities in less than 20 years.”  The article is available here: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/07/sea-level-rise-flood-global-warming-science/)

Tuesday
Mar212017

Alliance Institute, The National Park Service, & Africatown Connections

Africatown Connections was a selected project for Fiscal Year 2017. According to the National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA): “The Africatown Community represents the story of the Tarkbar Africans who were forcefully removed from their homeland, sold into slavery, and then formed their own, largely self-governing community, all the while maintaining a strong sense of African cultural heritage. The current residents of Africatown wish to preserve and publicize the historical importance of Africatown to local communities and highlight the African American culture across Alabama and the US.

The RTCA program will assist Africatown residents in creating a design plan for a trail network that would link the Africatown Community to the proposed Africatown Park, a 150-acre parcel of undeveloped, city-owned land located 10 miles west of Africatown. The trail network would offer connections to Chickasaw Creek and Three Mile Creek via water trails, as well as walking trails, linking points of interest, local schools, parks and businesses highlighting cultural and historical importance along the way.”

Alliance Institute is honored to be working with the communities of Africatown, in Mobile, and Prichard, Alabama. This project will allow for place-based economic development utilizing the blueway and trail ways. The partners have decided on an intentional inclusion of youth through all stages of the programming, towards ensuring project sustainability.

Wednesday
May182016

Alliance Institute Community Involvement Convening Brings Together Gulf Coast Groups

Alliance Institute hosted its first Community Involvement Convening on May 11-13, 2016 in Gulfport, MS. Funded by the Gulf Health Outreach Program (GRHOP), the convening brought together community organizations from across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida to network, build programming skills, and to focus on collaborative strategies to expand their varied initiatives.