Allendale Strong is a group of citizens, working together to renew our community Relationally, Economically, and Environmentally

SWEPCO Park, catalyst for continued Allendale Neighborhood Renewal.


AllendaleStrong empowers our community of willing citizens, and shares our knowledge and experiences with other neighborhoods, enabling each to grow to potential wholeness.

Allendale Has Value

because of its…

Rich History
Proximity to Downtown Shreveport
Resilient People
Get to know us
because of…
RacismSystemic racism is inherent in the pattern of destroying Black neighborhoods with cut through interstates nation-wide
Harm CausedFreeways are the underlying culprit to systemic issues impacting education, community, policing, and unhealthy living conditions. Interstates don’t improve cities but make them poorer.
Recent ExamplesCommunities have been reconnecting for decades when interstates are removed. Recent regional examples include NOLA advocating for removal of interstate over Claiborne Avenue, and the super popular Klyde Warren Park in Dallas

Now is the perfect time to invest in the people of Allendale

What we are DoingSmart investments to power smart neighbors
AllendaleStrong is leading the way with these three initiatives…
Corner Store Food Co-opA great display of Allendale neighbors investing in the needs of their own community
SWEPCO ParkImprovements & Fundraiser - to further enhance the neighborhood and add value and quality of life investments for its residents.
Business Boulevard Growing/empowering the Allendale people in their capacity to lead and participate in the investment from the boulevard project

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We need this in Shreveport. When I-20 was built through Crosstown between Highland and Downtown, the Times and Journal hailed it as "slum removal". But it was the beginning of the end of downtown retailers because Blacks were only allowed to shop inside those downtown stores on Saturdays. The rest of the week they could walk up to back doors and buy something. Retailers even lost that weekday walk up business. ... See MoreSee Less

Meanwhile in Dallas, celebrating 4 projects that will reconnect neighborhoods separated by highways. It's illegal to build I-49 through Allendale. The law stopped it in 1996 and it is still against the law now. #AllendaleStrong ... See MoreSee Less

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Imagine if we could get that few billion dollars dedicated to I-49 to spend on literally anything but an interstate highway connector.

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