Alliance Institute is a 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.
The Africatown Connections Blueway, along 10 miles of the Chickasaw Creek ending at Africatown USA State Park in Prichard, Alabama, is being developed as a cultural and recreational treasure. The first phase of the project is completed: identifying the 15 sites that will form the Blueway. There are plans for a visitor center, a tech center, water- based activities and two museums, one of which would highlight Benin, its contributions, traditions, and society. Beyond tourism, the Alliance Institute hopes to establish strong commercial and cultural ties between Benin and Africatown.
Alliance Institute’s mission is to provide individuals, families, and organizations with the skills and information necessary for them to fully participate in the decision making processes.
Alliance Institute is coordinating programs to expand access to health care along the Gulf Coast:
- Community Involvement
- Preserving Health Care Funding
- Regional Health Care Symposiums
- Gulf Region Health Outreach Program