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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

Friday
Aug272010

Alliance Institute and 122 Other Gulf Coast and National Organizations Offer Recovery Roadmap 

"One Gulf, Resilient Gulf" - Click for Full Report"One Gulf, Resilient Gulf," a new report released today by Oxfam America, the Gulf Coast Fund for Ecological Health and Community Renewal, the Gulf Restoration Network, the Alliance Institute, and more than 100 endorsing Gulf Coast and national organizations working on the response to the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, represents the broadest effort yet to create a detailed plan to restore the region devastated by the BP oil spill.

The full report can be found here.

On the eve of the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the expected release of Sec. Ray Mabus’ Gulf Coast Recovery Plan, residents and advocates who have been responding to the disaster are calling for a recovery plan that addresses the core needs of those who have lived through both disasters and ensures that the status quo of degradation, inaction, and vulnerability is no longer be accepted.

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Thursday
Aug262010

New Mobile Photography Exhibition On Hurricane Katrina’s Impact Will Visit New Orleans and Houston

The Mobile Katrina Exhibit will make stops throughout New Orleans in August. Five years after Hurricane Katrina and the floods ravished the Gulf Coast, a traveling photo exhibition documenting the long-term impact of the storm will tour Houston and New Orleans from August 19 to September 1.

 The exhibit, entitled “Those Who Fell Through the Cracks,” features photos that cover the interior and outside of a 24-foot truck. Award-winning photographers Stanley Greene and Kadir van Lohuizen will debut the exhibition in Houston and continue on to New Orleans for the fifth anniversary of the storm and floods.

 “The photographs are a powerful visual document of Hurricane Katrina’s effects on Gulf Coast residents and the struggles they face to this day in re-establishing their lives,” said van Lohuizen, who, along with Stanley Greene, conceived the project to foster a conversation about human rights and those left behind.

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Wednesday
Jun302010

Alliance Institute Hosts Listening Session with Center for American Progress on Gulf Coast Disaster Initiatives 

Alliance Institute hosted a listening session for the Center for American Progress (CAP)*, a Washington D.C. think tank that is currently working on policy recommendations for the Obama administration. Organizations that participated in the roundtable included Alliance for Affordable Energy, Deep South Center for Environmental Health, Gulf Restoration Network, and PolicyLink. The topic was Economic Development and the conversation was informative, engaging, and productive.

CAP was in town as part of a region wide tour, pulled together by Alliance Institute, Gulf Coast Fund, Oxfam America and PolicyLink. The purpose was to discuss the issues, concerns and solutions to the BP oil drilling disaster from Gulf Coast communities especially as they relate to the administration’s energy and climate change initiatives.

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Wednesday
Jun162010

Gulf Coast Advocates Call for Executive Order to Creat Gulf Coast Civic Works Act

A Regional Task Force of Gulf Coast advocates is calling on President Obama to create a new civic works program to bring jobs to the Gulf Coast, through an executive order.   Over 250 regional and national organizations, as well as 50 interfaith community leaders, support the creation of a Gulf Coast Civic Works (GCCW) program.

The Gulf Coast Civic Works program would help restore the economic and environmental health of the region by creating thousands of jobs to rebuild essential infrastructure and protect the environment. Under the proposed Executive Order, the federal government would also take control of training and hiring workers to respond to the Oil Disaster.

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