The Central City Renaissance Alliance (CCRA) is a neighborhood association that serves one of the largest communities in the City of New Orleans and also partners with other neighborhood associations within Central City borders. Â CCRA grew out of a community planning initiative commissioned in 2002 by the City of New Orleans and the Ford Foundation and led by Concordia Planning, LLC. Â With additional support from other local and national philanthropic partners, more than 200 residents, stakeholders and municipal partners worked together for 18 months in an authentic dialogue that involved sharing ideas, concerns and strategies to develop the Central City Community Plan.
CCRA values the culture and diversity of Central City neighborhoods that are powerful and economically vibrant.
We envision a Central City where the quality of life for everyone is defined by high quality schools, full employment, an abundance of business and entrepreneurial opportunities, and a healthy and safe environment.
The Central City Renaissance Alliance honors and supports the collective voice and collaborative strength of Central City residents as we create neighborhoods that are powerful and economically vibrant.Â We are committed to the revitalization and transformation of Central City by employing community education, community economic development, leadership development and advocacy.
- Strengthening Community Connections
- Telling the Community Story
- Quality Housing
- Neighborhood Beautification
- Employment, Business Development and Wealth Building
- Lifelong Learning
- Health and Safety