In the public policy arena, progress is often incremental and takes years of persistent effort. But the pay-off – systems-level positive change – makes the case for advocacy crystal clear.
July 26, 2022
New Orleans Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Receives Grant from the
Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Summer Literacy
June 13, 2022
Note: Know someone who needs help paying for child care while working or attending school or job training? Help is available from the Louisiana Child Care Assistance Program. Recent program changes have expanded the program to include more families. To learn if you qualify and apply, visit ccapla.doe.louisiana.gov or call 1.877.453.2721.
June 2, 2022
$500,000 awarded to New Orleans summer youth programs via United Way, BCM
Summer Impact Grants aim to improve outcomes for city’s young people
May 27, 2022
Keep your child engaged with learning this summer by reading aloud together.
With schools out and all eyes on summer fun, it’s important for parents and caretakers to create opportunities for continued literacy development for children.
Following the death of George Floyd a little more than a year ago, I reflected on his senseless murder. I also acknowledged the privileges I have been afforded. Not as an admonition of guilt or to suggest I haven’t worked hard, but simply a recognition that access and opportunity are not afforded to all people equitably.
April is Second Chance Month
Josh* found himself in prison yet again, falling back into the same cycle of substance abuse coupled with poor decision making. He knew he wanted to break the cycle for good, but he was always met with the same challenges once released.
Campaign recognized for work in supporting early school success, summer learning strategies
Early Childhood Education Counts
A child’s neighborhood or family income shouldn’t restrict their access to high-quality education and the same opportunities as other kids their age.
Education is a fundamental right.
All kids deserve access to a high-quality education. But sometimes that access is different depending on what neighborhood a child is from or how much money their family earns.