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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
Jun102010

Huge Federal Gulf Recovery Act Planned, Expert Says

Wednesday night on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," presidential historian Douglas Brinkley dropped a bit of a bombshell: White House sources tell him the administration plans to propose a "major public works act" (similar to the Tennessee Valley Authority project) to rebuild the battered Louisiana wetlands.

"They're going to come out with a large Gulf recovery act," Brinkley told Cooper and the other guest in the segment, James Carville. "This is a turning point. There's an appetite on Capitol Hill for a Gulf recovery act. The Mississippi River is going to have to be redirected into the marshlands."

When Cooper asked Brinkley if he thinks "this is actually going to happen," Brinkley responded, "Yes. Yes." He suggested that the project would be funded by the oil and gas industry. Those companies, he said, "are going to have to pay up to $10 billion and $15 billion" for profiting off of the state's resources for years while wreaking havoc on the local environment.

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Monday
Jun072010

Alliance Institute Partners with Kerry Kennedy Delegation for Tour of Coastal Communities Impacted by the BP Oil Disaster

On June 4 and 5, 2010, Alliance Institute partnered with the Gulf Coast Fund to host the Kerry Kennedy and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights a tour of gulf coast areas impacted by the drilling disaster.  The two day event covered New Orleans and Barataria, Louisiana; Biloxi, MS; and Bayou LaBatre/Coden, AL.

Roundtable at Alliance Institute Office

Friday, June 4th started with presentations by the Louisiana Bucket Brigade and the Gulf Restoration Network.  The organizations outlined the problems facing gulf coast communities as well as the coastal environment itself.  Everything from reports coming in from fishermen and their families regarding health concerns to the impact of the disaster on sperm whale and other species living in the coastal waters was discussed to help lay the framework for the visits that were to come.

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