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1/10/2019 12:00:00 AM


West End Council of Neighborhood Associations (WECNA) leadership was instrumental in bringing about the removal of derelict properties (from beautiful land that would otherwise be a local community asset) on Shot Street in New Iberia. SMHA has been working with WECNA for nearly a decade, providing leadership development and training opportunities, mentoring from SMHA's CEO Lorna Bourg, and technical assistance on initiatives as requested by the community.

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Categories: West End Development
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10/10/2018 12:00:00 AM
Southern Mutual Help Association, Inc.'s CEO attends the MacArthur Fellows Reunion held in Chicago


SMHA CEO Lorna Bourg (center) meets with other MacArthur Fellows

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Categories: Staff and Board
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8/3/2018 12:00:00 AM
SMHA featured in Whitney Plantation's "Grass, Scrap, Burn. Life and Labor at Whitney Plantation after Slavery" exhibit.

    

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7/17/2017 3:45:09 PM



Itasca to the Bayou - Economic Development Along the Mississippi

SMHA President and CEO, Lorna Bourg, spoke at Hamline School of Business on Friday, April 21 for the fifth annual Community Economic Development Symposium, Itasca to the Bayou - Economic Development along the Mississippi. This day-long event featured experts who made a difference from Itasca to the bayou. 


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Categories: Rural Recovery
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6/28/2017 11:59:05 AM

From left:  Lorna Bourg, (SMHA), Taylor Barras (IBERIABANK),  Clementine Matthews (SMFS)
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IBERIABANK President of New Iberia and Community Markets, Taylor Barras, presents checks totaling $50,000

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12/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
"LIFE AFTER CITY HALL” FOR MAYOR CURRY

New Iberia, Louisiana – December 15, 2016:  "Life After City Hall” has already begun for Hilda Daigre Curry. Curry, who completes her term (and 12th year) as Mayor of New Iberia on December 31, has joined the team at Southern Mutual Help Association, Inc. (SMHA), an award-winning not-for-profit community development corporation based in New Iberia. 

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11/14/2016 4:53:07 PM

SMHA has for the last decade maintained to foundations and policy-makers that their metro-centric approach and investment was not viable without understanding the importance of Rural America. Rural resources are not there solely to be extracted for cities and more importantly, the disdain or at best the lack of respect for and appreciation of rural families and communities was not going to build America's future.


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Categories: Rural Recovery
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11/14/2016 8:29:33 AM

It is time to hear and heed the voices of Rural America, to give due respect to the contributions of rural American families and communities that have fed and fueled our nation for generations. Rural America produces the natural resources that make our country strong, provides stewardship of our food, our lands, and our waters, and is bedrock to American prosperity. 


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10/6/2016 4:37:27 PM

SMHA is proud to have been invited to the White House Rural Forum in State College, Pennsylvania, on October 5th. Director of Life Quality Initiatives, Gabe Schwartzman, spoke about SMHA’s continued commitment to maintain a vibrant future for Gulf Coast communities. Schwartzman spoke on the Young Leaders in Rural America panel, alongside Whitney Kimball Coe, director of National Programs for the Center for Rural Strategies.


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Categories: Life Quality  |  Rural Recovery  |  Staff and Board
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9/21/2016 9:40:33 AM

The Community Foundation of Acadiana’s Acadiana Disaster Relief Fund supports flood relief and recovery efforts throughout the Acadiana region. 


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Categories: Rural Recovery
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