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.


School Readiness

-Helping children enter Kindergarten ready to succeed

Kids on Track

-Increasing third grade reading levels

-Transition to middle school

Enhancing Environments for Children

-Reducing truancy
-Increasing graduation rates

Graduation and Beyond

-Preparing for career success


United Way of Northwest Louisiana offers Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program that supplies FREE books to children from birth to five years old. Currently, any child under five years old living in 71064, 71103, 71106, 71109, 71111, 71112 zip codes or anyone living in Desoto, Natchitoches, Sabine, Red River and Webster parishes are available to participate.


  • 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.
  • Children participating in the program score 15 percent higher on their kindergarten readiness test.

Books are delivered directly to the child’s home – one per month – until he/she is reaches their fifth birthday. By the time he/she goes to kindergarten, they are sure to have their own library full of wonderful worlds and far-off places.

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Funded Nonprofit Organizations in education

Bossier Arts Council

630 Barksdale Blvd.
Bossier City, LA 71111

Career Compass of Louisiana

17425 Jefferson Hwy, Suite G
Baton Rouge, LA 70817

Family Resources For Education & Empowerment

8412 Kingston Rd.
Shreveport, LA 71108

Girl Scouts of Louisiana Pines to the Gulf

1720 Kaliste Saloom Rd.
Suite C1, Lafayette, LA 70508

Heart of Hope Ministries

10420 Heart Of Hope Way
Keithville, LA 71047
(318) 925-4663

Junior Achievement

3825 Gilbert Drive

Shreveport, LA 71104


Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH)

938 Lafayette St., Suite 300
New Orleans, LA 70113

Norwela Council, Boy Scouts of America

3508 Beverly Place
Shreveport, LA 71104

Plant A Seed In Our Youth Foundation

1518 Cox Street
Bossier City, LA 71111

Project Reclaim of Minden

PO Box 444 / 901 Horton St.
Minden, LA 71058

The Arc Caddo-Bossier

351 Jordan St.
Shreveport, LA 71101

The LSU in Shreveport Foundation

One University Place, Administration Bldg. #272
Shreveport, LA 71115

The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club

2821 Greenwood Rd

Shreveport, LA 71109

Phone: (318) 636-3313

Training, Education and Mediation for Students (T.E.A.M.S.)

1545 Line Avenue, Suite 228
Shreveport, LA 71101

Volunteers for Youth Justice

900 Jordan Street, Suite 102
Shreveport, LA 71101

Volunteers of America of North Louisiana

360 Jordan Street
Shreveport, LA 71101

Youth Enrichment Program (YEP)

4700 Line Avenue, Suite 207
Shreveport, LA 71106