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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.

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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

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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.

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