Press Releases

Helping our Heroes: Kim’s Story

Kim, a United States Navy veteran, is finding her purpose in life. At 17 years old, Kim joined the Navy as her way to gain confidence, travel and attend college. She shared, “I loved everything about it. I had only been to Houston during high school and there I was in Subic Bay, Philippines. It

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Volunteers of America North Louisiana Receives National Certification from Communities In Schools

Volunteers of America North Louisiana, a licensed partner of Communities In Schools (CIS), has achieved national certification by demonstrating compliance with all Communities In Schools Total Quality System (TQS) standards.   “We are proud to have achieved our certification, because it demonstrates our commitment to serving students in our community with the greatest level of

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Announcing Our 2019-20 Board of Directors

Volunteers of America North Louisiana is pleased to announce our 2019-20 Board of Directors. The newly elected members include: William C. Bradford, Jr. William, an attorney, recently joined Blanchard, Walker, O’Quin & Roberts, after four years as Shreveport’s City Attorney. He has served as Chairman of the Board for the United Way of Northwest Louisiana,

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Maur’jon: All In for Kids

Maur’jon will tell you middle school was tough and many labeled him the “bad kid.” From threatening to throw weights during PE class to frequent outburst in the classroom, his bad behavior constantly kept him from focusing on the most important thing: academics. “Grades was actually the one thing I’ve always cared about,” Maur’jon shared.

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Lance’s Story

“When I came home [from war], I was a wreck. I couldn’t sleep. I had nightmares and then, drug abuse,” Lance shares. Like many veterans, it was difficult for Lance to acclimate back into the civilian life. As a way to cope with his personal battles, Lance turned to drugs and alcohol that led to

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In Loving Memory of Tina Anderson

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” – Mother Teresa    Tina Anderson lived by this quote. If you met Tina, or were ever in her presence, then you will agree that she radiated love and happiness to all around her.   An advocate for those less

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