Helping children succeed

Education is a cornerstone for success in school, work and life.  It benefits the whole community:  well-educated residents earn more and contribute more to their local economies, are more engaged in their communities, and are more likely to raise kids who also succeed in school.

 

WHAT WE DO

School readiness

  • Enter kindergarten equipped to succeed

Kids on track

  • Proficiently read by 4th grade
  • Successful transition to middle school

Enhancing environments for children

  • Reduce truancy
  • Increase graduation rates

Graduation and beyond

  • Prepare for career success

HOW WE DO IT

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library supplies books to children from birth to five years old. Books are mailed to their homes monthly. Available in 71064, 71103, 71106, 71109, 71111, 71112 zip codes and all of Natchitoches Parish.

 

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The facts:  45% more books were distributed to children in 2016, for a total of 8,469 books mailed in 2016.

When a child has access to books, their world becomes larger and their imagination soars. They are better prepared for school and better prepared for life. Research shows that the number of books in a child’s home is significantly linked to reading scores. The more books, the better the score.

Books are delivered directly to the child’s home – one per month – until he’s 5 years old. By the time he goes to kindergarten, he’ll have his own library full of wonderful worlds and far-off places.

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Funded Nonprofit Organizations

Bernstein Development
1706 Hollywood Avenue, Shreveport, LA  71108
318-674-4721
www.bernsteindevelopment.org

Bossier Arts Council
630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City, LA  71111
318-741-8310
www.bossierarts.org

Bossier Parish Community College Foundation
6220 East Texas Street, A203, Bossier City, LA  71111
318-678-6010
www.bpcc.edu

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Timber Ridge
PO Box 777, Homer, LA  71040
318-243-9293
www.bgcclaiborne.org

Career Compass of Louisiana
17425 Jefferson Hwy, Suite G, Baton Rouge, LA  70817
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225-236-2385
www.careercompassla.org/#directionwithpurpose

Community Renewal International, Inc.
P. O. Box 4678, Shreveport, LA  71134
318-425-3222
www.communityrenewal.us

Family Resources For Education & Empowerment
8412 Kingston Rd., Shreveport, LA
  71108
318-518-0015
www.schoolofgreatness.org 

Girl Scouts of Louisiana Pines to the Gulf
1720 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Suite C1, Lafayette, LA  70508
337-984-1142
www.gslpg.org

Literacy Volunteers at Centenary College
PO Box 41188 / 2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport, LA  71134
318-869-2411
www.shreveportliteracy.org

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH)
938 Lafayette St., Suite 300, New Orleans, LA  70113
504-620-2644
www.leh.org

Natchitoches Community Alliance Foundation
780 Front Street, Suite 101, Natchitoches, LA  71457
318-352-6894
www.natchitochesonthemove.com

Northwest Louisiana Community Development Corporation
4725 Greenwood Road, Shreveport, LA  71109
318-518-5395
www.northwestlouisianacdc.com

Norwela Council, Boy Scouts of America
3508 Beverly Place, Shreveport, LA  71104
318-868-2774
www.norwela.org

Plant A Seed In Our Youth Foundation
1518 Cox Street, Bossier City, LA  71111
318-518-2208
www.pasyf.org

Project Reclaim of Minden
PO Box 444 / 901 Horton St., Minden, LA  71058
318-423-4987
www.prstars.org

Reach Out and Touch
3017 West 70th Street, Shreveport, LA  71108
318-820-2478
reachoutandtouch.comjoinus@aol.com

Renzi Education and Art Center
435 Egan Street, Shreveport, LA  71101
318-222-1414
www.renzicenter.org

Step Forward NLA
401 Edwards St., Suite 105, Shreveport, LA  71101
318-221-0582
www.stepforwardnla.org

The Arc Caddo-Bossier
351 Jordan St., Shreveport, LA  71101
318-221-8392
www.thearccaddobossier.org

The LSU in Shreveport Foundation
One University Place, Administration Bldg. #272, Shreveport, LA  71115
318-795-4258
www.lsusfoundation.org

Training, Education and Mediation for Students (T.E.A.M.S.)
1545 Line Avenue, Suite 228, Shreveport, LA  71101
318-703-4315
www.teamsla.org

Volunteers for Youth Justice
900 Jordan Street, Suite 102, Shreveport, LA  71101
318-425-1883
www.vyjla.org

Volunteers of America of North Louisiana
360 Jordan Street, Shreveport, LA  71101
318-221-2669
www.voanorthla.org

Youth Enrichment Program (YEP)
4700 Line Avenue, Suite 207, Shreveport, LA  71106
318-865-0749
www.yep-la.org

YWCA of Northwest Louisiana
850-B Olive Street, Shreveport, LA  71104
318-550-4417
www.kintera.org/site/c.csIOI2NHKfK2F/b.8867531/k.BD5F/Home.htm