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Step Forward PTS Training

October 5, Coushatta LA — L.E.A.P.S. completed their first Pathways to Success training in Coushatta, Louisiana. With twenty representatives from education, nonprofits, and businesses of Northwest Louisiana including Goodwill, Volunteers of America, SUSLA, BPCC,...

Shreve-Memorial Library FAFSA Training

In a partnership to help all students in NWLA have access to educational resources, Step Forward partnered with LSUS, SUSLA, and BPCC to provide FAFSA training for Shreve-Memorial Library staff members. Participants from the workshop will now be able to assist...

Laura Alderman Conducts ACEs Training

Laura Alderman visited the Center for Children and Families to conduct a staff training on ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences). The 17 attendees learned about the ten ACEs that affect childhood trauma, the lasting health effects that correlate with a person having...

Creswell Volunteers

Community Members support Creswell Elementary The citizens of Northwest Louisiana have come together to support Creswell Elementary as it embarks on the 2018-2019 school year. This year, a record number of literacy volunteers from Step Forward’s Third Grade Literacy...

Step Forward Welcomes Halena Jones and Cheradee Williams

Step Forward is pleased to announce the addition of Halena Jones as LEAPS Project Manager, Cheradee Williams as LEAPS Project Coordinator LEAPS is an initiative of BHP and the International Youth Foundation to create partnerships with local organizations in NWLA to...

Launching Leaps

International Youth Foundation partners led Laura Alderman, Halena Jones and Cheradee Williams in training for LEAPS. LEAPS is an initiative of BHP and the International Youth Foundation to create partnerships with local organizations in NWLA to equip the areas’ young...

Evangel Cheer Team Makes a Difference

Thank you, Evangel Cheer Team! The young women of Evangel Christian Academy packed over 100 bibs for Step Forward's Baby's Brain Food Initiative. These packets will be distributed at every birthing hospital in Caddo, Bossier, DeSoto, and Webster Parishes (You might...

Step Forward and Plantation Park Featured on KTBS

Thanks to Andrea Finney and KTBS It was a pleasure to be featured on KTBS as a live segment on August 14th with Andrea Finney at Plantation Park Elementary School. Early Literacy and Early Childhood Network Team Facilitator, Lou Papai, Executive Director, Laura...

NWLA Kids Make a Difference

Two Schools' Little Free Libraries are ready for the new year. Atkins and Westwood Elementary welcomed over 7,500 books thanks to the Kids program at Simple Church, and Byrd Junior, Lillie Johnson. Thank you, Lillie and all of Simple Church for your...