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  • February 15, 2024 3:25 PM | Anonymous

    The Kevin Love Fund offers a free arts-based mental health program that is designed for middle, high school and college students. Kevin Love is an NBA basketball player who has been vocal about his own mental health challenges, and he brought together mental health and education experts to help young people learn skills to share stories from their lives through creative activities.

    You can hear more about Kevin’s story and what inspired him to create this program  here. 

     Activities are designed to be flexible and additive if nonprofits are  already using a mental health program with their students, or if you have very little time.

    The Kevin Love Fun activities are already being delivered to  more than 55,000 students, and have seen very positive results from initial research; for example, 85% of students participating in the pilot said they felt an increased feeling of belonging in the classroom after completing the curriculum. 83% of students felt they are more likely to reach out to their teacher if they are struggling. 

    With the help of Dak Prescott who is from Louisiana, the Kevin Love Fund is launching a focused expansion and is working with other Louisana nonprofits including AmeriCorps. To access the free program, educators attend a one-hour virtual training (also free) that is scheduled around the educator’s availability.  

  • January 31, 2024 4:25 PM | Anonymous

    SOLA Giving Day is May 2 and it's time to gear up! Registration for nonprofits opens on January 30.

    Prepare for registration >>

    Need help with registration? Registration training will be held on Tuesday, February 6 at 10 a.m.

    Sign up today >>

    This annual giving movement, an event of Community Foundation of Acadiana, exists to support nonprofits, churches, and schools across South Louisiana.

    Over the past six years, SOLA Giving Day has resulted in $8.47 million for 425+ organizations!

    Learn more >>


  • December 06, 2023 3:36 PM | Anonymous

    In partnership with the East Baton Rouge School System, BRAC has created an internship program as a first step in its plan to increase the region’s young professional by 5%.

    Currently the Capital Region experiences a negative net migration of young professionals, and BRAC believes this program will help businesses better connect with the future workforce by providing a work-based learning experience.

    The interns are high-school seniors… enrolled at public high-schools throughout the parish. With the guidance of CEOs throughout the region, their curriculums have been enriched to build career awareness at an early age. Many are on course to accreditations in their fields of study.

    See the one-sheet attachment below with additional information regarding this program. 


  • December 05, 2023 12:58 PM | Anonymous

    Wondering how to develop your nonprofit content marketing strategy in 2024? Content development and publishing is a whole process in the new nonprofit paradigm that takes time, intention and a cohesive strategy. We think nonprofits would really benefit in becoming relevant content creators in their field. It goes beyond storytelling.

    White paper created by Yodelpop Marketing

    DOWNLOAD THIS FREE RESOURCE TODAY! 

  • December 01, 2023 4:03 PM | Anonymous
    Norwela Council, Boy Scouts of America, was founded in 1923 and serves Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, and Webster Parishes.  

    MISSION: To prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

    TOP GOAL: To develop more sustainable annual funding by creating a broader donor base.

    LEARN MORE: https://norwela.org/

    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Norwela.Council/


  • November 21, 2023 3:13 PM | Anonymous

    Gift-A-Lift of Louisiana, Inc., organized in 2023, although started in 2020 as a program of another nonprofit, James Samaritan. Located on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain in Covington

    MISSION: To provide vehicles to at-risk adults, primarily transitional youth in the Extended Foster Care system, who are working to break the cycle of poverty through education and hard work. 

    TOP GOAL: To grow the impact of Gift-A-Lift by raising community awareness of our mission (in other words, get more funding and cars donated!)

    A photo of us out at the Final Friday Block Party in Covington in October is attached. The kids love the race and we let the parents know about our nonprofit.

    Donate a Car! Change a Life!

  • October 31, 2023 9:26 AM | Anonymous

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana, the region’s largest donor and volunteer supported 1-to-1 mentoring network, has launched the Big Defender Fund. The endowment fund was seeded using an unprecedented $1.1 million individual donation from billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott and is a means to future-proof the organization following the pandemic and years of challenging weather events that disrupted critical services to at-risk youth.

    The Big Defender Fund, a designated beneficiary fund created in partnership with the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana, will provide BBBS of SWLA with a steady income stream to continually support their mission of creating and supporting impactful mentoring relationships that protect and nurture the potential of youth. The fund will also be used to expand youth safety practices and quality of match relationships, offer support services for parents and guardians, and provide innovative new mentoring programs that reach older youth and young adults.

    READ MORE: https://www.einpresswire.com/article/662243908/big-brothers-big-sisters-of-southwest-louisiana-uses-transformative-mackenzie-scott-donation-to-launch-big-defender-fund

  • October 17, 2023 2:48 PM | Anonymous

    REDSTICK C.A.R.E.S. was founded in 2022 and is located at 5475 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA, 70809

    MISSION: Committed to building a resilient community by improving the community's behavioral, mental and social health through human connection. 

    TOP GOAL: To expand our programming to offer more program options during after work hours. 

    LEARN MORE: https://www.redstickcares.org/

    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/redstickcares


  • September 13, 2023 12:01 PM | Anonymous

    LSU's Center for Community Engagement, Learning, and Leadership (CCELL) is an academic department that focuses on connecting undergraduate students with community organizations for service-learning and volunteer opportunities. 

    The LSU CCELL has many students who are looking to serve their communities in fulfilling and meaningful ways. If this sounds like something that would be beneficial to your organization, here are a few additional questions for information gathering for their database. The CCELL department shares this information with students to make connections. The questions are listed below:

    • Are you offering any form of service for volunteers this Fall? If so, do you have an event list that you’d like to share?
    • What are your volunteer needs for the academic year (August 2023- May 2024)?
    • Who is the person of contact to list for this organization?
    • Does your organization have an email list that CCELL can join? If so, please feel free to enroll our student-led program email (engagedcitizens@lsu.edu) to your list.

    If you have any other questions about LSU's CCELL department and what they do, please reach out to them at ccell@lsu.edu

  • August 24, 2023 10:54 AM | Anonymous

    MISSION: To prevent brain, spinal cord, and other traumatic injuries through education.

    TOP GOAL: To educate our youth on the frequency and seriousness of a brain and/or spinal cord injury, as well as ways to prevent one from happening, so that we may reduce the number of injuries that occur annually.

    LEARN MORE: https://thinkfirstlouisiana.org/

    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/arklatexthinkfirst/



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