Additional Community Partners
The organizations listed below are additional Community Partners that we have established relationships with for Service-Learning opportunities.
Creswell Elementary School
2901 Creswell Blvd.
Shreveport, LA. 71104
Creswell Elementary School has one of the most diverse student populations in Caddo Parish. Centenary students can serve by assisting in the school's library. Some of the responsibilities involved in the opportunity are:
- Helping to organize books and other important materials for the students to use
- Reading and working with the students who frequent the library
For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with the Creswell Elementary School library contact Natalie McKnight at (318) 222-7894.
The Glen Retirement System
403 E. Flournoy-Lucas Rd.
Shreveport, LA. 71115
Centenary students will assist The Glen staff with various projects to enrich the lives of the residents of this retirement community including, but not limited to:
- The Animal Assisted Therapies Program
- Computer Tutoring for residents of The Glen
For more information about Service-Learning opportunities at The Glen contact Susan Skinner at (318) 798-3500. For more information about completing your Service-Learning hours with The Animal Assisted Therapies Program contact Maureen Kidd at (318) 798-3500.
G.R.E.A.T. (Great Results Equine Assisted Therapies, Inc.)
The G.R.E.A.T. Program was created to offer physically, mentally, or emotionally challenged people the opportunity to experience the benefits of therapeutic horseback riding as well as an inclusive experience with non-disabled people. Centenary students can serve by:
- Caring for the horses
- Working with the riders as side-walkers, leaders, or back-riders
- Assisting with other chores around the ranch
For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with The G.R.E.A.T. program contact Caroline Hendrix or Linda Hamm at (318) 938-9166.
Habitat for Humanity
106 E. Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA. 71104
Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating poverty housing and homelessness in Northwest Louisiana. Centenary students can serve with this organization by:
- Assisting with a construction supervisor and/or community volunteers on rehabilitating homes for qualified low-income citizens
- Help to coordinate large projects for home builds
- Assist in the organization of information and data for the Habitat office
For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with Habitat for Humanity contact Cherie Ashley at (318) 868-8040.
HOPE for the Homeless
762 Austin Place
Shreveport, LA 71101
HOPE exists to address the housing and service needs of the homeless that will effectively transition them from homelessness to permanent and/or permanent supported housing and self-sufficiency. HOPE envisions an integrated system of housing and services for the homeless guided by collaboration, enhanced by technology, and fostered by commitment that will lead homeless individuals and families to maximum self-sufficiency and permanent housing. One of our programs, Hope House, serves as the only day shelter serving the street homeless in our area. Centenary students can serve with this Community Partner in the following ways, including but not limited to:
- Serving at the intake desk at Hope House.
- Checking-in clients, help them fill out forms.
- Assisting clients with the services provided by Hope House.
For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with HOPE contact Kelvin Williamson at (318) 220-7649.
L.A.T.A.N. (Louisiana Assisted Technology Access Network)
802 Jordan St. Suite #120
Shreveport, LA. 71101
L.A.T.A.N. assists individuals with disabilities to achieve a higher quality of life and greater independence through increased access to assistive technology (AT) as part of their daily lives. Centenary students can serve with this organization by:
- Learning and becoming familiar with assistive technology (AT) devices for individuals with disabilities
- Educate others on AT devices
- Represent L.A.T.A.N. at public health fairs to raise awareness of AT within the community
- Research to discover the most up-to-date resources available to help individuals with disabilities obtain AT devices
- Work with L.A.T.A.N. staff to follow up with clients' satisfaction of services provided
For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with L.A.T.A.N. contact Susie Stewart at (318) 841-1548.
The March of Dimes
1120 S. Pointe Pkwy, Bldg. D
Shreveport, LA 71105
The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The March of Dimes funds programs of research, community service, advocacy and education. Centenary students can serve with this Community Partner in the following ways, including but not limited to:
- Event management- learn the skills in a Non Profit work day, the “How to” go out and hold a successful event.
- Non Profit Management- working side by side with management learning board development and volunteer recruitment.
- Communications- learn to get results through press releases, TV and radio promotions and speaking opportunities.
- Business- learn the difference in for profit, non profit, and not for profit. Work with management in the day to day business world.
For more information on Service-Learning opportunities with the March of Dimes contact Kimberly Ates at (318) 869-0400.
Meadows Museum of Art
2911 Centenary Blvd.
Shreveport, LA. 71104
The Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College is an education unit of the college charged with the collection, conservation, preservation, and interpretation of visual art works of museum quality from the College's collection inclusive of the Indochina Collection of Jean Despujols. Centenary students can serve with this organization by:
- Acting as student-docents in the museum.
- Leading tours of the museum for visiting guests and
- Assisting the Meadows Museum staff with general museum operations
For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with the Meadows Museum of Art contact Neeta Kaji at (318) 869-5040 or Lisa Nicoletti at (318) 869-869-5261.
The Multicultural Center of the South
520 Spring Street
The Multicultural Center of the South is dedicated to educating the general public and visitors about the rich diversity and history of Shreveport, Bossier City, Northwest Louisiana, and the South. Centenary students can serve with this organization in many ways including, but not limited to:
- Serving as tour guides
- Cultural education presenters
- Planning events
For more information on Service-Learning opportunities with The Multicultural Center of the South contact Janice Gatlin at (318) 424-1380.
Northwest Supports and Services
5401 Shed Road
Bossier City, LA.
Northwest Supports and Services provides support and services to people with developmental disabilities that are consistent with their personally defined outcomes. Centenary students can serve with this organization by:
- Helping the organization's staff members in connecting people who reside at the facility with recreational and community activities that interest them.
For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with Northwest Supports and Services contact Susan Keller at (318) 741-5266.
Red River Revel
101 Crocket St.
The Red River Revel is an 8-day Arts Festival held at Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport. Centenary students may not serve for Service-Learning credit at the Revel during the 8-day arts festival. However, service opportunities for the Revel office offered pre & post festival are available such as:
- Assisting with pre-production responsibilities
- Organization of the festival itself
- Marketing and publicity
For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with The Red River Revel contact Kevin Stone at (318) 424-4000.
The Robinson Film Center
617 Texas St.
The Robinson Film Center exhibits the best in international, independent, and classic films while serving as a resource for film making and film education. Centenary students can serve with this organization in a variety of ways related to:
- Independent films and events organization
- Marketing/PR and facilitation of educational programs
- Students with video editing and/or film making experience could assist non-profits in "telling" their story
For more information on Service-Learning opportunities with The Robinson Film Center contact Marissa Carbine at (318) 459-4122.
2515 Line Avenue
Shreveport, LA. 71104
Robinson's Rescue works to reduce dog and cat overpopulation and euthanasia in our region. Centenary students can serve with this organization by:
- Helping to sterilize instruments and make packs to prepare for surgeries
- Assisting in surgeries
- Educating the public on humane services
Robinson's Rescue is Louisiana's first free standing spay/neuter clinic.
For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with Robinson's Rescue contact Asunta Davis at (318) 221-0017.
Steeple Economic Community Development Corporation, Inc.
6339 West 70th Street
Shreveport, LA 71129
Steeple Community aims to meet the community through implementing education and training; to promote healthy families; mentoring and enrichment for the children as well as to promote economic empowerment through business ventures and housing. Our organization prepares participants in elementary/middle school for post-secondary education, careers and/or vocational training to become responsible, productive adults who, in turn, will give their time and talents back to their communities. Centenary students can serve with this Community Partner in the following ways, including but not limited to:
- Assisting students who struggle with their lessons and/or show low performance.
- Assisting staff by providing one-on-one tutoring in classes.
For more information on Service-Learning opportunities at Steeple Community contact Kyle Conley at (318) 686-2525.
Turning Point Services, Inc.
3719 Lakeshore Drive
Shreveport, LA 71109
Turning Point Services, Inc. is a nonprofit social ministry of God’s Way Ministries. Our goals are to rebuild relationships, to strengthen the people of the Queensborough/Country Club neighborhoods, to redevelop community housing, and to reestablish commerce. Centenary students can serve with this Community Partner in the following ways:
- Assisting in the youth program “Project CHOICE” targeting low to moderate income youth in summer activities.
- Attending field trips, participate in tobacco cessation advocacy, play games, provide computer training, and tutor reading/math literacy.
- Driving transportation van.
For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with Turning Point Services contact Shauna Morris at (318) 636-4100.
Volunteers for Youth Justice
900 Jordan Street
Volunteers for Youth Justice aims to train and support volunteers as they intervene in the lives of children and youth who are involved in the juvenile court system. We have nine primary programs, including but not limited to the Jumpstart Program, Teen Court, and the GEMS & GENTS Mentoring Programs. Centenary students can serve with the following programs:
Jumpstart utilizes volunteers to provide educational intervention and support to young people who are referred by area courts for non-violent offenses.
- Serve as positive role model and offer guidance for making positive life decisions.
- Assist with program record keeping.
- Lead small discussion group.
Teen Court is a diversion program that allows first offender misdemeanor youth the opportunity to be judged by their peers in a courtroom setting.
- Act as a courtroom volunteer, supervise jury deliberation, or supervise community service and workshop sign-up.
GEMS & GENTS are mentoring programs that serve youth referred through the Juvenile Court system.
- Serve as a role model, participate and lead group discussions, participate in group activities, assist with event planning, assist with the intake of new enrollees, and complete data entry.
For more information on Service-Learning opportunities with Volunteers for Youth Justice contact Shonda Houston-Dotie at (318) 425-4413.
Volunteers of America
520 Olive St.
Shreveport, LA. 71104
802 Travis St.
Shreveport, LA. 71101
The Highland Center is a multi-tenant non-profit center dedicated to strengthening the community through outreach and care. Centenary students can serve with this organization by helping the organization's staff to facilitate one of the following programs housed in the Highland Center:
- After-school Program
- Dress for Success (female students only)
- Highland Haven
- Highland Child Development Center
- Meals on Wheels
- VOA Mentoring Program
- Parent Information and Resource Center
- Red River Employment
- Senior Lunch Program
The Lighthouse helps the residents of Shreveport's poorest neighborhoods by providing programs that deal with poverty, illiteracy, and poor self-esteem through a wide range of services that assist students ages 5-18 years of age achieve their optimal level of performance. Centenary students can serve with this organization by:
- Tutoring groups of students
- Working one-on-one with students who use the program
For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with Volunteers of America, contact Tammeshia Bolden at (318) 429-7510.
VA Medical Center
510 E. Stoner
The VA Medical Center provides in-patient and out-patient medical care for area veterans. Centenary students can serve along side medical professionals who provide inpatient and outpatient medical care to area veterans. Students will have the chance to:
- Assist wheelchair patients
- Help in admitting patients into the facility
- Work in specialized treatment areas such as social work, pharmacy, and psychiatry
For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with the VA Medical Center contact Esther Comb at (318) 990-5048.
Y M C A - Broadmoor Branch
215 Carrol St.
Since 1888 the YMCA of Northwest Louisiana has been teaching values to kids, strengthening and supporting families and creating safe environments that allow individuals to develop in spirit, mind and body. Centenary students can serve with this organization in a variety of ways including but not limited to:
- Youth programs
- Coaching youth sports
- Assisting with the After-school program
For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with the YMCA Broadmoor Branch contact Ross Middleton at (318) 674-9635.