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

Helping children enter Kindergarten ready to succeed.

Kids on Track

-Increasing third grade reading levels

-successful transition to middle school

Enhancing Environments for Children

-Reduce truancy
-Increasing graduation rates

Graduation and Beyond

-Prepare for career success


HOW WE DO IT


United Way of Northwest Louisiana offers the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program to supply FREE books to children from birth to five years old. Currently, any child 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.

The facts: 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
318-741-8310

Career Compass of Louisiana

17425 Jefferson Hwy, Suite G
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
225-236-2385

Family Resources For Education & Empowerment

8412 Kingston Rd.
Shreveport, LA 71108
318-518-0015

Girl Scouts of Louisiana Pines to the Gulf

1720 Kaliste Saloom Rd.
Suite C1, Lafayette, LA 70508
337-984-1142

Heart of Hope Ministries

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

Junior Achievement

3825 Gilbert Drive

Shreveport, LA 71104

318.861.5998

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH)

938 Lafayette St., Suite 300
New Orleans, LA 70113
504-620-2644

Norwela Council, Boy Scouts of America

3508 Beverly Place
Shreveport, LA 71104
318-868-2774

Plant A Seed In Our Youth Foundation

1518 Cox Street
Bossier City, LA 71111
318-518-2208

Project Reclaim of Minden

PO Box 444 / 901 Horton St.
Minden, LA 71058
318-423-4987

The Arc Caddo-Bossier

351 Jordan St.
Shreveport, LA 71101
318-221-8392

The LSU in Shreveport Foundation

One University Place, Administration Bldg. #272
Shreveport, LA 71115
318-795-4258

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
318-703-4315

Volunteers for Youth Justice

900 Jordan Street, Suite 102
Shreveport, LA 71101
318-425-1883

Volunteers of America of North Louisiana

360 Jordan Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
318-221-2669

Youth Enrichment Program (YEP)

4700 Line Avenue, Suite 207
Shreveport, LA 71106
318-865-0749