Press Releases

Kicks Off Back-to-School Effort with Scaling Initiative Expanding Communities In Schools (CIS) Resources and Supports to More Students in Caddo Parish

Volunteers of America North Louisiana, in a licensed partnership with Communities In Schools (CIS) has been awarded funding to assist in expanding their integrated student supports (ISS) model into two more schools across Caddo Parish. The first round of funding distributed to affiliates totals $13 million of the $165 million Ballmer investment. The funding is

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CFNLA and the WPN Fund Efforts to Serve More Students in Need

The need for increased wrap-around services in schools has never been greater. Volunteers of America North Louisiana (VOANLA) and the nationally recognized Communities In Schools (CIS) have formed a partnership and are in an unique position to address the barriers that stand between students and their success in life, thanks to generous investment dollars. Earlier

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Five Community Leaders Join the 2022-23 Board of Directors

Volunteers of America North Louisiana (VOANLA) is pleased to announce the 2022-23 board of directors, and welcomes five newly-elected community leaders who will each serve a three-year membership term. The new members are Liz Bulher, marketing coordinator at Heard, McElroy, and Vestal, LLC; John B. Frierson, Jr., partner in Chicot Bend Plantation; Jay Hanna, president

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HMV Unique Sponsorship Benefits Children, Teens and Families

On Friday, June 24th, children and families in Volunteers of America North Louisiana (VOANLA) programs will experience the Shreveport-Bossier community’s CenterPoint Energy Red River Balloon Rally presented by the Louisiana Office of Tourism thanks to a generous partnership with local CPA firm, Heard, McElroy & Vestal, LLC (HMV). As a Red River Balloon Rally event

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2022 Volunteer Appreciation and Awards Luncheon

On Tuesday, February 22nd, Volunteers of America North Louisiana honored special volunteers for their service during the annual Volunteer Appreciation Lunch. One hundred and sixteen people gathered for the celebration at East Ridge Country Club. “On behalf of Volunteers of America, thank you,” Carolyn Hammond, president and CEO, shared. “Each day, you bring your passion

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Carolyn Hammond Named President and CEO

Volunteers of America North Louisiana, a faith-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the most vulnerable reach their full potential, welcomes a new leader. After an extensive regional search, the Board of Directors has selected Carolyn Hammond as President and Chief Executive Officer. Jerry Edwards, president and CEO search committee chair and former board of director’s

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