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Reconstituting Community: Varieties of Social Capital in Disaster Recovery

The following document, a proposal put forth to the National Science Foundation by Frederick D. Weil and the LSU Katrina Survey Team, is an interdisciplinary project attempting to examine the effects of Katrina on the local New Orleans community. The proposal suggests a number of ways in which the community can succeed in rebuilding the city and strengthening its people physically, emotionally, and socially.

Toys to be Distributed

This photograph is of a pile of toys that will be distributed by kids on the Westchester Jewish teen service trip, May 2006.

Girls on Westchester Jewish Teen Service Trip

This photograph is of two girls on a Westchester Jewish teen service trip to the Gulf Coast in May, 2006. The girls are standing in front of toys they were handing out and strip of caution tape.

Memorial Wall at Congregation Beth Israel

This is a photograph of the memorial wall at Congregation Beth Israel, March, 2006. The wall is destroyed - you can see through the wall to the room behind it.

Damaged Arc of Congregation Beth Israel

This photograph is of the arc at Congregation Beth Israel in March, 2006. The inside and outside of the arc are damaged.