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 Impact
8:18 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Community Impact Series: Tekrema Center for Art and Culture

Courtesy of Tekrema.

From a vintage corner store in the Lower Ninth Ward, a community arts center is inspiring new ideas.

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Community Impact
8:09 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Community Impact Series: St. Anna’s Medical Mission

St. Anna's Medical Mission

A New Orleans church with a long history takes its social justice efforts on the road, bringing health care access and education to widely diverse local communities.

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Community Impact
8:26 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Community Impact Series: Houma Regional Arts Council

Artist Jamar Pierre (leftt) and students at West St. John High School work on a mural project.
Houma Regional Arts Council

How a regional arts council is helping return arts programming to schools in small coastal Louisiana communities.

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Community Impact
8:24 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Community Impact Series: Communities in Schools

By harnessing the wealth of resources, skills and compassion in the community, one nonprofit is helping New Orleans students stay on track for success.

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Community Impact
8:25 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Community Impact Series: Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations

Representing a sector with some 19,000 organizations across the state, the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations is helping them tell their stories and use their resources most effectively.

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Community Impact
8:22 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Community Impact Series: Coastal Communities Consulting

Sandy Nguyen runs Coastal Communities Consulting.
GNOF

On the water, commercial fishermen are accustomed to being self sufficient and independent. But the nonprofit Coastal Communities Consulting helps build the sustainability of these businesses dockside, in the world of loans, taxes, tuition and ever-changing seafood prices.

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Community Impact
8:20 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Community Impact Series: Leading Educators

How one nonprofit helps early- and mid-career educators build professional leadership skills that go beyond classroom instruction.

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Community Impact Series
8:14 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Idea Village Water Challenge

With its annual Water Challenge, the Idea Village is trying to turn one of the region's most pressing issues into an economic engine. 

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Community Impact Series
8:48 am
Tue January 31, 2012

St. Bernard Battered Women's Program

In 2009, St. Bernard Parish resident Elizabeth Richardson was the victim of extreme violence. She feels blessed to be alive, though she still grieves for her daughter, India Mahoney, who did not survive.

 

“He came in at 5:30 in the morning and he shot me in the face three times and my 18-year-old daughter was killed that morning, point blank,” Richardson says. “And then this man left the house and locked the door and ran off like nothing happened.”

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Community Impact Series
7:27 pm
Tue January 10, 2012

Ashé Cultural Arts Center

The Ashé Cultural Arts Center in Central City.
Ian McNulty WWNO

Giselle Nakhid leads a community dance class early one evening at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center in the Central City neighborhood of New Orleans. The class is called Sistas Making a Change, and as the name suggests, the ladies who participate in this free, weekly gathering get more than a few dance moves. They hear from experts on health topics, they share a healthy meal and they bask in a sense of togetherness.

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