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NWLA COVID RESOURCES

Stay up to date on Coronavirus with information from credible sources. We've collected links to resources, services and educational material on how to slow the spread of the virus and keep our communities safer. Click the logos below to be taken directly to...

NWLA COVID-19 Resources

  Stay up to date on Coronavirus with information from credible sources. We've collected links to resources, services and educational material on how to slow the spread of the virus and how to keep our community safe.            ...

Step Forward and My Community Cares Host Listening Sessions

Step Forward and My Community Cares start community listening tours As a part of the S.W.O.T. Analysis for the 71106 and 71107 area codes conducted during the My Brother's Keeper meetings, Step Forward is speaking directly with community members who live and work in...

TAC Welcomes New Members

TAC Welcomes New Members

Welcome, new TAC members! Step Forward and the Teen Advisory Committee are thrilled to welcome new additions to the TAC. The new members applied during the end of 2019, and were selected by a committee of community advisors during the beginning of the new year. The...

TAC Presents to Step Forward’s Leadership Council

TAC Presents to Step Forward’s Leadership Council

The Teen Advisory Committee (TAC) presented initial insights from their mental wellness survey to Step Forward's Leadership Council. The first survey of its kind for Northwest Louisiana, over 5,000 students responded to questions regarding stress, mental health, and...

Literacy Volunteer Visits

Literacy Volunteer Visits

February kicks off our first 2020 check ins with our third grade literacy volunteers. This year, nearly 100 volunteers are visiting 18 schools throughout Northwest Louisiana.  Third grade is a critical year when children transition from learning-to-read to...

Shreveport City Council Signs Early Childhood Policy Summit Resolution

Shreveport City Council Signs Early Childhood Policy Summit Resolution

During a presentation by Laura Alderman, Step Forward Executive Director, the Shreveport City Council was invited to sign a resolution supporting early childhood education at the December 19th council meeting. The resolution was created during the Northwest Louisiana...

New Little Free Library Donation

New Little Free Library Donation

A special thank you to artist and teacher Stephen Porter who donated 300 copies of his book First Time Fishing in the Atchafalaya Basin to Step Forward's Little Free Libraries. Step Forward operates six Little Free Libraries throughout Caddo and Bossier Parishes....

TAC Kickoff Meeting

TAC Kickoff Meeting

The NWLA Teen Advisory Committee set off the new year with their annual kickoff meeting where potential members joined to learn about the TAC and their work. The TAC serves as a youth advisory board to the Leadership Council at Step Forward. TAC is a regional...