Community Impact

Nonprofits touch our lives every day, and the Community Impact series highlights their critical work and the difference they are making. Each week, New Orleans-based producer Eve Abrams brings you the stories of diverse groups working across southeast Louisiana. You’ll hear directly from leaders and staff on the frontline of important issues, from dedicated volunteers and from the people whose lives have been improved by these nonprofits.

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Community
8:12 am
Tue September 25, 2012

Community Impact Series: Idea Village Water Challenge

When healthy, Louisiana wetlands absorb and hold carbon from the atmosphere.
Ian McNulty

A new tool to channel private investment into wetlands restoration is one example of how the Idea Village and its Water Challenge are helping turn vexing problems into promising opportunities.

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Community
8:15 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Community Impact Series: McCaleb Supportive Housing Program

In Central City, not far from the Superdome, a supportive housing program is providing stability, compassion and hope for chronically homeless people as they rebuild their lives.

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Community
8:11 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Community Impact Series: Birthing Project

Expectant mothers find many types of support at the Birthing Project.
Birthing Project USA

In the fight to reduce infant mortality rates, one nonprofit is putting friendship and community on the front line.

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Community
8:02 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Community Impact Series: Transport for NOLA

One local nonprofit is helping make public transit in New Orleans a smoother ride, and its latest project will let people pinpoint just when that next streetcar will come along. 

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Community Impact
8:13 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Community Impact Series: Children’s Bureau of New Orleans

With a history of service dating back to 1892, one nonprofit is finding new ways to help children and families deal with very modern challenges.

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Community Impact
8:22 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Community Impact Series: NOLA Youth Map/Partnership for Youth Development

When a New Orleans nonprofit asked local young people to build to a Web site mapping community resources they learned a lot more than technical skills.  

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Community Impact
8:24 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Community Impact Series: Options for Independence

As southeast Louisiana grapples with the lasting impact of hurricanes and the toll of the oil disaster, Options for Independence is helping people in coastal communities cope with the changes and challenges.

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Community Impact
8:26 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Community Impact Series: New Orleans Faith Health Alliance

Even if they lack health insurance, visitors to the New Orleans Faith Health Alliance find a "whole person" approach, health coaching and an appreciation of their spiritual needs.

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Community Impact
8:30 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Community Impact Series: Grow Dat Youth Farm

Grow Dat farmers Muffin Stevenson and Ace Shields with co-director Johanna Gilligan.
Ian McNulty

A new farm in City Park is making more fresh vegetables available for communities, while some important skills and values are taking root for the teens who cultivate it.

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Community
8:22 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Community Impact Series: Safe Streets/Strong Communities

Safe Streets/Strong Communities is pushing for reforms to city’s criminal justice system, with a focus on police brutality and the toll such incidents take on the relationship between the police force and the community.

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