Step Forward's Workforce Development Program focuses on increasing the number of young adults, ages 18-25 enrolled in credentialed programs.  Raising awareness of available credentialed programs and promoting these programs is essential helping youth reach their educational and economic potential.

Step Forward is seeking "Power Speakers" to go into area high schools and discuss the skills and credentials needed in today's job market.   

For more information on becoming a volunteer "Power Speaker", contact Africa Price at Step Forward by calling 318-221-0582.

"Sharing is Caring & Caring is Sharing"

Strengthen the home-PTA-school-community partnership through volunteer initiatives.


Hold a R.I.S.E. (Reading is Surely Enjoyable) program in the morning.  Parents sit in the hallway & read to a child or groups of children before school starts.

Picture Day:  Have several parent volunteers assist children to line up for the photographers and to "tidy up" before pictures are taken.

Email PTA & School updates.

Spotlight Good Deeds through a daily or weekly school wide announcement.


This school year K5 students will receive three books to take home and begin their very own library!

During the weeks of December 1-5, February 23-27, and May 4-8, The Community Foundation is asking community leaders and volunteers to read a book to K5 classrooms in select schools in Caddo Parish. 

Each child will be able to take home a copy of the book that is read during the week.  Students will be encouraged to continue reading these books and others throughout the year!

If you are interested n volunteering to read to the students during one or all of the above weeks, please contact Eugenie Bryant at 318-221-0582 or

Email Eugenie