Bayou Interfaith Shared Community Organizing
Be Generous During the New Year! Support Local Nonprofit Organizations
Local nonprofit organizations rely on the support of generous supporters from our community. One of BISCO's funders, the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF), has put together a website to encourage private donations to organizations like BISCO. Click here to donate to BISCO through the GNOF. BISCO is listed as "Interfaith Sponsoring Committee."
BISCO Participates in Gulf Coast Council Meeting
BISCO attended the Gulf Coast Council Meeting in Mobile, AL, and made public commends on the need for local people to be given local jobs and training. BISCO also addressed community participation and the needs of socially vulnerable populations.
Jeffrey Buchanan, Senior Domestic Policy Advisor for OXFAM America wrote: "Big, big congrats to Rev. Tyronne Edwards, Kaitlin Trong, and David and Sharon Gauthe for taking the time to come to Mobile and doing such a good job at the public comment portion of Tuesday’s session of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Councils' first meeting! Cheers to Howard from Steps for attending too. Reverend Edwards actually had the distinction of delivering the very first comment, to pretty strong applause! The public comment was closed out by a friend of our coalition goals, Patrick Barnes of BFA Environmental, echoing points on local hiring and training of disadvantaged residents in ecosystem projects. Combined with some other allies’ similar statements, it was all great to hear! we’re heard positive things, like EPA Administrator Jackson’s call for the creation of a Citizens Advisory Committee to the Council as one of the most important recommendations of the GCERFT the Council could implement. Certainly while much of the talk focused on the environment, many of the state members and Council Chair Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank did a good job of also putting focus on livelihoods and communities."
BISCO Stafff Donald Bogen/ David Gauthe helps restore the coast.
April 19, 2013, SEEDS joined with CCA, Bisco and local school children in Isle de Jean Charles to once again plant and launch floating islands as part of an effort to restore wetlands in this fast-eroding area of southern Louisiana. Check out the video here, and huge thank you to all the volunteers that came out in the cold and wet weather to launch 30+ floating islands! Shell’s leadership in this project has earned us the EPA’s 2013 Gulf Guardian Award!
BISCO Leader Eloise Taylor Wins LANO Membership!
On October 10, 2012, BISCO learned that long-time Leader, Eloise Taylor, was the recipient of a six-month LANO membership extension. BISCO is also a featured member on LANO's website.
BISCO's program areas include community organizing and strengthening communities through:
- Building Relationships
- Education and Outreach
- 1-1 Campaigns
- Community Outreach and Education
- Resource Education, Referral & Case Management
- Advocacy Campaigns
- Network and Collaboration Building
- Capacity and Development
Many thanks to our wonderful funders