Table 1: List of GROWH CODC Members.
Bayou Interfaith Shared Community Organizing (BISCO)
It is the mission of BISCO to build a powerful, multi-faith, multiethnic, multi-issue organization that serves as a voice for the people of the coastal parishes of southeastern Louisiana. We are every day and ordinary church people working together with our ministers and others to bring about positive changes for healthy, just and sustainable communities.
Diverse community including 19 covenant congregations of multiple denominations drawing from Coastal SE Louisiana parishes including Terrebonne, Lafourche, Assumption, and Jefferson parishes.
Mary Queen of Vietnam Community Development Corporation (MQVN CDC)
MQVN CDC’s mission is to preserve and promote our unique diversity and improve the quality of life of residents in the Greater New Orleans area, beginning in New Orleans East. Together with community partners, our work encompasses health care, environmental and agricultural concerns, education, housing, social services, economic development and culture and the arts.
The Village de l'Est community in New Orleans East is a community comprised of Vietnamese Americans (about 58%), African Americans (34%), Latino Americans (7%), and non-Hispanic Whites (less than 1%). Sixty-four percent of the Vietnamese American community and 57% of the Latino American community is limited-English proficient, with Spanish and Vietnamese as their native languages, respectively. In addition, about 70% of the adult population has a high school education or less. This is a particularly vulnerable population, as 26% of the population lives below the poverty level and 40.6% are renters of temporary housing.
Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI)
LPHI’s mission is to improve the health and quality of life of all Louisianans regardless of where they live, work, learn or play.
Tulane University Center for Gulf Coast Environmental Health Research, Leadership and Strategic Initiatives at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (Tulane SPHTM)
The Center’s mission is to advance environmental and reproductive health in Gulf Coast communities by implementing research and developing innovative interventions to better protect the health of regional populations.