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Laura Alderman Speaks to Medical School Students at LSUSHC

Laura Alderman spoke to medical students at LSUSHC during grand rounds. Alderman spoke about Adverse Childhood Experiences, and what Northwest Louisiana is doing to address ACEs. The conversation included an introduction to Step Forward's NWLA Thrive...

Teen Advisory Committee Meeting

The NWLA Teen Advisory Council met on the March 11th on LSUS' campus. During the two hour meeting, members met with adult advisors from area nonprofits including the Renzi Art and Education Center, The Community Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, the Gingerbread...

Smart City: Workforce Analysis Workshop

Step Forward co-hosted Shreveport's first Smart City: Workforce Analysis workshop with the City of Shreveport, and partners including the International Youth Foundation, NLEP, the Greater Shreveport Chamber, Shreveport-Bossier African American Chamber of Commerce, and...

Babies Brain Food Mardis Gras

Let The Good Times Talk Read and Sing This Mardis Gras, keep a look out for Step Forward's #BabysBrainFood brain-shaped stress balls. 800 of the educational promotional items have been donated to various krewes for Shreveport parades. 400 were thrown during the Krewe...

Happy Valentines Day, Volunteers!

Volunteer Appreciation Day Took place on Valentines Day this Year. Step Forward had a delicious Volunteer Appreciation lunch on Valentines Day. Lou Papai, Laura Alderman, Dr. Williams, and Vanessa Powers thanked fifty of our incredible literacy volunteers for their...

Laura Alderman Speaks to Medical Professionals

Doctors and Health Providers Introduced to NWLA Thrive On January 25th, Laura Alderman spoke to a group of 45 medical professionals from Willis-Knighton, Christus, LSUSHC, Shriner's Hospital, Brentwood, and more at a meeting hosted jointly by The Community Foundation...

Barnes & Noble Book Drive Books Find New Home

The books have been delivered! Pictured above: Volunteer Brandy Stroud standing next to Caddo Health Unit's Little Free Library. Step Forward's staff delivered the 900 books from the Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive to the Caddo Parish Health Unit and the Bossier...

Teen Advisory Council Holds First Meeting

Teens representing four Parishes of Northwest Louisiana gathered on Saturday for the first NWLA Teen Advisory Council Meeting. For four hours, the group got to know eachother, discuss goals of the TAC, Values & Norms, Roles & Responsibilities, and its Communication...