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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...

Thank you, AEP SWEPCO

Thank you, AEP SWEPCO

Thank you for your support, SWEPCO! Step Forward was pleased to receive a grant from the AEP SWEPCO Foundation. The funds will go towards coordinating the operations of the NWLA Teen Advisory Committee. "On behalf of the American Electric Power Foundation, I am proud...

Top 10 School Presentations

Top 10 School Presentations

Congratulations to the schools that made Step Forward's 2019 Top 10 growth awards for High School Graduation and Third Grade Reading! Step Forward celebrated each school during their respective school board meetings. Each Parish of the four Parish MSA Step Forward...

TBRI Fridays

TBRI Fridays

TBRI Fridays: TBRI® Fridays is a 4-part series of multi-disciplinary trainings designed to give caregivers, volunteers, and professionals who serve children and families the knowledge and practical skills they need to bring hope and healing. TBRI® Fridays trainings...

71106 S.W.O.T. Analysis

71106 S.W.O.T. Analysis

The My Brother's Keeper network team, along with DCFS and community members of the 71106 zip code conducted a neighborhood S.W.O.T. analysis. The analysis focused on 71106, but a previous meeting conducted an analysis for the 71107 zip code as well. These zip codes...