Press Releases

Cuban Liquor raises $36,000 for Communities In Schools Program

Cuban Liquor, the locally owned retailer of fine spirits and gourmet foods, recently conducted a raffle of rare and highly sought-after bourbons, which raised over $36,000 for Volunteers of America North Louisiana’s student program, Communities In Schools. The funds will be used surround thousands of students in our community, from kindergarten to high school, with

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Partnership Launches New Mental Health Program: EpiCenter

LSU Health Shreveport (LSUHS) and Volunteers of America North Louisiana (VOANLA) have partnered together to create a mental health program, EpiCenter. EpiCenter provides assessment and treatment for youth and adults who have recently begun experiencing psychosis. The new program is operated by VOANLA’s behavioral health division and supported by LSU Health Shreveport’s Psychiatry and Behavioral

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Three Community Leaders Join the Organization’s Board

Volunteers of America North Louisiana (VOANLA) is pleased to announce the 2023-24 board of directors, and welcome three newly-elected community leaders who will each serve a three-year membership term on the organization’s 30-member Board of Directors. The new members are Jessica Green Davis, assistant district attorney for Bossier/Webster parishes; Taurean Y. Randolph, professional school counselor

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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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