Community Partners By Major

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All organizations have met all the requirements outlined in the Community Partner Agreement to participate in the Centenary College Service-Learning/Community Program and have been approved as official Service-Learning Community Partners with the college. If you would like to work with a non-profit that is not listed here, please review our Alternative Placement guidelines and form.

For an alphabetical listing of all Community Partners, click here.

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Ancient and Modern Languages

Literacy Volunteers at Centenary College
Centenary Square
106 E. Kings Hwy.
Shreveport, LA. 71104

The Literacy Volunteers at Centenary College is an organization that helps adults in the Shreveport-Bossier community to learn how to read. Centenary students can serve with the organization by:

  • Helping to interview, test, and assist clients of the organization
  • Teaching adults the fundamentals of reading

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with LVCC contact Sue Lee at (318) 869-2411.

Louisiana State Exhibit Museum
3015 Greenwood Road
Shreveport, LA

The mission of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum (LSEM) is to research, collect, preserve and present as an educational resource documents, artifacts, objects of art and the like that reflect the social, cultural and natural history and culture of Louisiana, emphasizing the northwest region of Louisiana. Centenary students can serve with this Community Partner in the following ways, including but not limited to:

  • Event planning and assisting in the coordination of new exhibits
  • Archiving and recording the art/exhibits in which the museum owns
  • Learning about the organizational structure and learning (hands on) about the day to day operations of the museum
  • Conducting research projects under supervision of the Curator
  • Assist the Curator with data entry projects on loans and exhibits
  • Serve as docents/tour guides
  • Greet the public and advise them on cultural attractions in Shreveport
  • Assist in event planning and coordination of new exhibits
  • Assisting in grant related activities such as researching using Guide Star and preparing correspondence related to grant applications

For more information on Service-Learning opportunities at the LA State Exhibit Museum contact Nita Cole at 318-632-2020.

The Philadelphia Center
2020 Centenary Blvd
Shreveport, LA. 71104

The Philadelphia Center is the only resource center in Northwest Louisiana that meets the essential life sustaining needs of qualified HIV/AIDS clients. Centenary students can serve with this organization by:

  • Assisting the organization's staff in educating the community in issues related to HIV/AIDS prevention, protection, and trainings.
  • Helping to make presentations to community organizations about HIV/AIDS
  • Organizing the food distribution program for agency clients

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with The Philadelphia Center contact Brett Malone at (318) 222-6633, ext. 11.

Renzi Education & Art Center
445 Egan St.
Shreveport, LA.

The mission of the Renzi Education and Art Center is to provide quality art and scholastic experiences for youth at risk in the Shreveport/Bossier community, as well as a supportive and equipped environment for children and adults who attend to explore, learn and create under the guidance of professional teachers and artists. Centenary students can serve with this organization in:

  • The After School program for children
  • Assisting the staff in various arts and education programs
  • Tutoring in computer, arts, cooking, gardening, music, and dance
  • Assist artists and teachers
  • Serve as a mentor to youth
  • Shadow a student in need
  • Teaching a course (must be able to commit to 7 weeks)

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with The Renzi Center contact Christy Kirkley at(318) 222-1414.

Shreveport Opera
212 Texas St.
Shreveport, LA.

To produce professional opera and musical productions of the highest artistic quality and to provide educational programming and to out reach to children, youth and adults in the Ark-La-Tex region. Centenary students can serve with this organization in a variety of ways:

  • Serving in the usher corps for the main stage operas
  • Singing in the chorus for the operas
  • Assisting the Director of Production
  • Assisting in the office
  • Assisting with the box office/ticket sales

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with The Shreveport Opera contact Amanda Gouthiere at (318) 227-9503.

Shriner's Hospital
3100 Samford St.
Shreveport, LA.

To provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions and certain other special health care needs within a compassionate, family centered and collaborative care environment. Provide for education of physicians and other health care professionals. Conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families. Centenary students can serve with this organization in the following ways, including but not limited to:

  • Helping with tutoring older patients
  • Reading to younger patients
  • Drawing, coloring, or playing board games with patients of all ages

Shriner's Hospital requires that Centenary students commit to their Service-Learning experience for a six (6) month period of time to justify the cost of processing each student. All students must complete the necessary screening process before beginning to serve. (The screening process can take a minimum of two weeks).

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities at Shriner's Hospital contact Mary Lynn Stuart at (318) 226-3315.

Stoner Hill Elementary School
2127 C.E. Galloway Blvd.
Shreveport, LA.

Stoner Hill Elementary School is a learning community that provides all students with the academic skills to enable them to become lifelong learners. Centenary students will have the chance to participate in many opportunities with the students of this campus. Amongst the activities that students can choose from are:

  • Reading with 1st and 2nd graders
  • Editing writing assignments of 4th and 5th graders
  • Assisting with Family Literacy and Math Nights
  • Demonstrating science experiments for students
  • Create broadcast videos
  • Assisting in the library
  • Helping to coach the school's basketball or football team

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with Stoner Hill Elementary School contact Michelle Franklin at (318) 222-5317.

The United Way of Northwest Louisiana
402 Edwards Street
Shreveport, LA 71101

To advance the common good by focusing on the building blocks of education, income, health and basic needs to create a measurable positive impact and thereby improving life for the citizens of our region. Centenary students can serve at The United Way by:

  • Developing community outreach programs and tactics to reach various demographics in Northwest Louisiana.
  • Assisting the Volunteer Center in cultivating meaningful volunteer opportunities for individuals, families, children, and organized groups.
  • Working on programs to connect to and develop relationships with religious communities in Northwest Louisiana, including but not limited to joint service projects and ongoing service partnerships.
  • Developing and implementing programming related to community impact areas such as childhood obesity and financial literacy.
  • Grassroots marketing to engage citizens and encourage them to become volunteers.

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with The United Way contact John Allen at (318) 677-2504 ext. 23.

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Art & Visual Culture

American Rose Society
8877 Jefferson Paige Road
Shreveport, LA 71119

The mission of the American Rose Society is to increase the general interest in the cultivation of the Rose for all people and to improve its standard of excellence. Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following:

  • Assistance with graphic design/website
  • Work with social media, marketing and membership promotion, including e-newsletters, press releases and e-blasts.
  • Helping with indexing, filing, scanning slides, and other duties related to publishing the societies bi-monthly magazine
  • Assisting in processing grant proposals, updating the garden membership database and development of the garden volunteer program

For more information on Service-Learning opportunities with the American Rose Society contact:
Beth Smiley at 318-938-5402 ext 102
Laura Pfender at 318-938-5402 ext 108

C.E. Byrd High School
3201 Line Ave.
Shreveport, LA. 71104

Each year, usually during the spring semester, the Byrd High School Drama Program produces a major musical production. The high school uses a full orchestra and sometimes additional vocalists. Centenary student musicians can serve with this Community Partner by:

  • Playing in the orchestra with the high school student musicians
  • Singing with the high school student musicians as they learn their music for their performance
  • Assisting with construction of sets
  • Assisting with scenic painting

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with the Byrd High School Drama Program contact Ryan Williams at (318) 869-2567.

The Community Foundation of Shreveport-Bossier
401 Edwards Street, Suite 105
Shreveport, LA 71101

The mission of the Community Foundation is to strengthen North Louisiana and the local Shreveport-Bossier community through philanthropy. The Community Foundation seeks to connect the resources of its donors to the urgent needs of our citizens and to support our nonprofit partners who are addressing those needs. The Community Foundation is also committed to inspiring philanthropy in a new generation of donors with an emphasis on the idea that everyone can be a philanthropist. Centenary students can serve with this Community Partner in the following ways, including but not limited to:

  • Assisting in grant related activities such as researching using Guide Star and preparing correspondence related to grant applications.
  • Preparing short feature stories on recent grantees for potential publication in The Foundationís newsletter, annual report, and website.
  • Entering data into spreadsheets and filing fund statements.

For more information on Service-Learning opportunities with the Community Foundation contact Paula Hickman at 318-221-0582 ext 12.

Karpeles: Manuscript Library & Museum
3201 Centenary Blvd.
Shreveport, LA. 71104

Karpeles was established as a library that collect original manuscripts and circulates these manuscripts to several exhibits throughout the country. The museum's primary purpose is to allow the public, specifically school children to view written history. Centenary students can serve with this organization by:

  • Helping to facilitate the staff with meeting and greeting the public
  • Preparing materials for various visiting groups
  • Acting as docents
  • Researching manuscripts in the museum for future exhibits

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with Karpeles: Manuscript Library & Museum contact Jean Glabus at (318) 861-7615.

Louisiana State Exhibit Museum
3015 Greenwood Road
Shreveport, LA

The mission of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum (LSEM) is to research, collect, preserve and present as an educational resource documents, artifacts, objects of art and the like that reflect the social, cultural and natural history and culture of Louisiana, emphasizing the northwest region of Louisiana. Centenary students can serve with this Community Partner in the following ways, including but not limited to:

  • Event planning and assisting in the coordination of new exhibits
  • Archiving and recording the art/exhibits in which the museum owns
  • Learning about the organizational structure and learning (hands on) about the day to day operations of the museum
  • Conducting research projects under supervision of the Curator
  • Assist the Curator with data entry projects on loans and exhibits
  • Serve as docents/tour guides
  • Greet the public and advise them on cultural attractions in Shreveport
  • Assist in event planning and coordination of new exhibits
  • Assisting in grant related activities such as researching using Guide Star and preparing correspondence related to grant applications

For more information on Service-Learning opportunities at the LA State Exhibit Museum contact Nita Cole at 318-632-2020.

McDade House
1825 Warrington Place
Shreveport, LA.

The McDade House provides lodging and supportive services to out-patients and relatives of seriously ill patients in local hospitals. Centenary students can serve with this organization by:

  • Assisting the staff of this Hospital Hospitality House with residents who reside in the house while family members are confined to a hospital
  • Registering guests
  • Facilitating new guest orientation
  • Logging out departing guests
  • Helping with the emotional support of family members

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities at The McDade House contact Kim Copley at (318) 681-6560.

The Providence House
814 Cotton St.
Shreveport, LA.

Providence House is a residential development center for homeless families with children, providing comprehensive support services for improving the family structure and moving the family into independent living. Centenary students can serve with this organization by:

  • Tutoring school age children
  • Tutoring adults working towards completing a GED
  • Assisting with childcare
  • Participating in other special projects as needed by the organization

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities at The Providence House contact Sarah Causey at (318) 221-7887.

Renzi Education & Art Center
445 Egan St.
Shreveport, LA.

The mission of the Renzi Education and Art Center is to provide quality art and scholastic experiences for youth at risk in the Shreveport/Bossier community, as well as a supportive and equipped environment for children and adults who attend to explore, learn and create under the guidance of professional teachers and artists. Centenary students can serve with this organization in:

  • The After School program for children
  • Assisting the staff in various arts and education programs
  • Tutoring in computer, arts, cooking, gardening, music, and dance
  • Assist artists and teachers
  • Serve as a mentor to youth
  • Shadow a student in need
  • Teaching a course (must be able to commit to 7 weeks)

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with The Renzi Center contact Christy Kirkley at(318) 222-1414.

The Salvation Army
200 E. Stoner Ave.
Shreveport, LA.

The Salvation Army seeks to teach excellent life-principles by example, such as: honesty, integrity, fair play, reverence, kindness, leadership, charity, trust, service and to encourage personal growth and self-esteem through education and awareness. Centenary students can serve with this organization through various activities including, but not limited to:

  • Tutoring and teaching extracurricular programs
  • Coaching youth sports
  • Helping at the Boys & Girls Club
  • Helping with Seniors Programs
  • Assisting with front office, shelter and thrift shop

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with The Salvation Army contact K.C. Kilpatrick Stone at (318) 424-3200.

Sankofa Vision, Inc.
1655 Tulane Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71103

Sankofa Vision welcomes people of diverse backgrounds to support and be enriched by its programs focused on community building, youth development and family development. Sankofa Vision, Inc. Coordinates the Sankofa Community Gardens and learning campus, which is the site of their creative, educational and environmental programs. Centenary students can serve with this organization by:

  • Assisting Director on daily operations, program development and strategic planning
  • Assisting in marketing plans and coordination
  • Working on art/mural design and creation
  • Community garden maintenance
  • Develop child and youth educational programs
  • Develop outreach, partnership, social networking opportunities

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with Sankofa contact Leia Lewis-Henderson at (318) 230-2892

Shreveport Opera
212 Texas St.
Shreveport, LA.

To produce professional opera and musical productions of the highest artistic quality and to provide educational programming and to out reach to children, youth and adults in the Ark-La-Tex region. Centenary students can serve with this organization in a variety of ways:

  • Serving in the usher corps for the main stage operas
  • Singing in the chorus for the operas
  • Assisting the Director of Production
  • Assisting in the office
  • Assisting with the box office/ticket sales

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with The Shreveport Opera contact Amanda Gouthiere at (318) 227-9503.

Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC)
Expo Hall
400 Clyde Fant Parkway
Shreveport, LA 71101

SRAC's programs and services are directed to providing access to the Arts by enhancing opportunities for local, professional and emerging artists and Arts organizations enhancing community knowledge of Arts events by providing information and targeting under-served populations, providing educational services and providing for broad-based communication between artists and the community. SRAC cultivates new audiences for the Arts, sustaining their involvement as life-long supports of the Arts. Centenary students can serve with this organization by:

  • Assisting with planning and executing the annual ArtBreak festival
  • Bi-annual Christmas-in-the-Sky
  • Serve at ArtSpace on Texas Street in downtown Shreveport

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with SRAC contact Lauron Callaway at (318) 673-6500.

Shriner's Hospital
3100 Samford St.
Shreveport, LA.

To provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions and certain other special health care needs within a compassionate, family centered and collaborative care environment. Provide for education of physicians and other health care professionals. Conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families. Centenary students can serve with this organization in the following ways, including but not limited to:

  • Helping with tutoring older patients
  • Reading to younger patients
  • Drawing, coloring, or playing board games with patients of all ages

Shriner's Hospital requires that Centenary students commit to their Service-Learning experience for a six (6) month period of time to justify the cost of processing each student. All students must complete the necessary screening process before beginning to serve. (The screening process can take a minimum of two weeks).

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities at Shriner's Hospital contact Mary Lynn Stuart at (318) 226-3315.

Stoner Hill Elementary School
2127 C.E. Galloway Blvd.
Shreveport, LA.

Stoner Hill Elementary School is a learning community that provides all students with the academic skills to enable them to become lifelong learners. Centenary students will have the chance to participate in many opportunities with the students of this campus. Amongst the activities that students can choose from are:

  • Reading with 1st and 2nd graders
  • Editing writing assignments of 4th and 5th graders
  • Assisting with Family Literacy and Math Nights
  • Demonstrating science experiments for students
  • Create broadcast videos
  • Assisting in the library
  • Helping to coach the school's basketball or football team

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with Stoner Hill Elementary School contact Michelle Franklin at (318) 222-5317.

Turner Elementary and Middle School
5904 West 70th Street
Shreveport, LA 71129

Turner is a Pre-K through 8th grade school in West Shreveport. The students are interested in learning and being involved in activities at school. The mission of Turner Elementary is to ensure that all students become life long learners and positive contributors to society. Students may serve at Turner Elementary and Middle school by:

  • Assisting in music programs such as band, orchestra, and piano classes.
  • Assisting with elective classes such as physical education, computers, study skills, art, and foods and nutrition.
  • Assisting with core classes such as reading, language, math, science, and social studies.
  • Tutoring children during after-school programs.

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with Turner Elementary and Middle Schools contact Ms. Gay Greer at (318) 518-7878.

The United Way of Northwest Louisiana
402 Edwards Street
Shreveport, LA 71101

To advance the common good by focusing on the building blocks of education, income, health and basic needs to create a measurable positive impact and thereby improving life for the citizens of our region. Centenary students can serve at The United Way by:

  • Developing community outreach programs and tactics to reach various demographics in Northwest Louisiana.
  • Assisting the Volunteer Center in cultivating meaningful volunteer opportunities for individuals, families, children, and organized groups.
  • Working on programs to connect to and develop relationships with religious communities in Northwest Louisiana, including but not limited to joint service projects and ongoing service partnerships.
  • Developing and implementing programming related to community impact areas such as childhood obesity and financial literacy.
  • Grassroots marketing to engage citizens and encourage them to become volunteers.

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with The United Way contact John Allen at (318) 677-2504 ext. 23.

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Biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics

Caddo Parish Animal Services
1500 Monty Street
Shreveport, LA 71107

Caddo Parish Animal Services provides public safety through the response and prevention of animal related incidents while exercising all opportunities to ensure humane treatment of animals. It is the goal of the shelter to give each animal the love and affection that it may have been denied. Centenary students can serve with this Community Partner by:

  • Washing, grooming, walking, feeding and playing with the dogs and cats
  • Assist shelter employees as needed
  • Work on adoption days, lost & found lists and waiting lists for those waiting for certain types of animals

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with Caddo Parish Animal Services contact Charles Daniels at (318) 226-6624.

Chimp Haven
Eddie D. Jones Nature Park
13600 Chimpanzee Place
Keithville, LA. 71047

Chimp Haven's mission is to provide humane lifetime care for chimpanzees that have been retired from medical research, the entertainment industry or are no longer wanted as pets. At Chimp Haven chimpanzees live permanently in spacious, wooded, outdoor habitats as part of a chimp community. An underlying component of this mission is educating the public about conservation and protection of these endangered nonhuman primates. Centenary students can work with the Chimp Haven staff in the following ways:

  • Developing community educational programs
  • Creating PR materials
  • Assisting in necessary enrichment activities for the chimpanzees

Participants must present a negative read on a current TB test before beginning their service.

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with Chimp Haven contact Angela McCleaf at (318) 925-5787.

Louisiana State Exhibit Museum
3015 Greenwood Road
Shreveport, LA

The mission of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum (LSEM) is to research, collect, preserve and present as an educational resource documents, artifacts, objects of art and the like that reflect the social, cultural and natural history and culture of Louisiana, emphasizing the northwest region of Louisiana. Centenary students can serve with this Community Partner in the following ways, including but not limited to:

  • Event planning and assisting in the coordination of new exhibits
  • Archiving and recording the art/exhibits in which the museum owns
  • Learning about the organizational structure and learning (hands on) about the day to day operations of the museum
  • Conducting research projects under supervision of the Curator
  • Assist the Curator with data entry projects on loans and exhibits
  • Serve as docents/tour guides
  • Greet the public and advise them on cultural attractions in Shreveport
  • Assist in event planning and coordination of new exhibits
  • Assisting in grant related activities such as researching using Guide Star and preparing correspondence related to grant applications

For more information on Service-Learning opportunities at the LA State Exhibit Museum contact Nita Cole at 318-632-2020.

LSU AgCenter Community Garden
Various community garden locations in Shreveport neighborhoods including Allendale, Cedar Grove, Highland, Mooretown, and Stoner Hill.

The overall mission of the LSU Agricultural Center is to enhance the quality of life for people through research and educational programs that develop the best use of natural resources, conserve and protect the environment, enhance development of existing and new agricultural and related enterprises, develop human and community resources, and fulfill the acts of authorization and mandates of state and federal legislative bodies. Centenary students can serve with this Community Partner by:

  • Assisting with the installation and maintenance of community gardens.
  • Assisting with educational programs about gardening and nutrition.
  • Assisting with community building events.

For more information on Service-Learning opportunities at the Community Gardens contact Grace Peterson at (318) 741-7430 ext 1503.

Martin Luther King Health Center
827 Margaret Place
Shreveport, LA 71101

To extend comprehensive primary health care and pharmacy services at no cost to uninsured or under-insured patients with chronic illness who otherwise often forgo routine medial care because of a lack of resources. Centenary students can serve with this organization by helping to:

  • Provide assistance to the limited staff of this health clinic
  • Complete patient contact hours through helping with patient intake
  • Assisting in education programs for clients
  • Instructing on health procedures and medications
  • Learning to take vital signs, patient medical histories, and glucose testing.

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with the MLK Health Center contact Janet Mentesane at (318) 227-2912 ext 1.

The Providence House
814 Cotton St.
Shreveport, LA.

Providence House is a residential development center for homeless families with children, providing comprehensive support services for improving the family structure and moving the family into independent living. Centenary students can serve with this organization by:

  • Tutoring school age children
  • Tutoring adults working towards completing a GED
  • Assisting with childcare
  • Participating in other special projects as needed by the organization

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities at The Providence House contact Sarah Causey at (318) 221-7887.

Renzi Education & Art Center
445 Egan St.
Shreveport, LA.

The mission of the Renzi Education and Art Center is to provide quality art and scholastic experiences for youth at risk in the Shreveport/Bossier community, as well as a supportive and equipped environment for children and adults who attend to explore, learn and create under the guidance of professional teachers and artists. Centenary students can serve with this organization in:

  • The After School program for children
  • Assisting the staff in various arts and education programs
  • Tutoring in computer, arts, cooking, gardening, music, and dance
  • Assist artists and teachers
  • Serve as a mentor to youth
  • Shadow a student in need
  • Teaching a course (must be able to commit to 7 weeks)

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with The Renzi Center contact Christy Kirkley at(318) 222-1414.

Sankofa Vision, Inc.
1655 Tulane Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71103

Sankofa Vision welcomes people of diverse backgrounds to support and be enriched by its programs focused on community building, youth development and family development. Sankofa Vision, Inc. Coordinates the Sankofa Community Gardens and learning campus, which is the site of their creative, educational and environmental programs. Centenary students can serve with this organization by:

  • Assisting Director on daily operations, program development and strategic planning
  • Assisting in marketing plans and coordination
  • Working on art/mural design and creation
  • Community garden maintenance
  • Develop child and youth educational programs
  • Develop outreach, partnership, social networking opportunities

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with Sankofa contact Leia Lewis-Henderson at (318) 230-2892

Sci-Port Science Center
820 Clyde Fant Parkway
Shreveport, LA. 71101

The mission of the Sci-Port is to provide a fun, educational environment for people of all ages to explore and actively engage in the world of mathematics, science and technology. Sci-Port Science Center serves to spark curiosity about the world around us, provides hands-on tools for using scientific discovery in everyday life and encourages a passion for life-long learning. Centenary students can serve with this organization by:

  • Provide a high level of interaction with Sci-Port visitors during and in between scientific demonstrations and shows.
  • Greet and assist visitors in all ways possible promoting high quality visitor service to promote the center's many offerings.
  • Provide appropriate and timely information pertaining to both current and future events and programs
  • Maintain and promote the safe and appropriate usage of all Sci-Port exhibits
  • Help to keep all gallery areas clean by providing requested assistance to regular Sci-Port staff

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with Sci-Port Discovery Center contact Jim Chico at (318) 424-3466 or JChico@sciport.org.

Shreveport Green
3625 Southern Ave.
Shreveport, LA.

Shreveport Green is dedicated to promoting a healthy, sustainable and economically vital community through public outreach, community enhancement and a respect for the natural and built environment. Centenary students can serve with this organization by:

  • Helping with projects to keep Shreveport clean and green
  • Management of a "Clean the Campus" program and recycling
  • Assisting with neighborhood focus groups about environmentalism
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of various projects
  • Update database mailing lists
  • Planting trees

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with Shreveport Green contact Donna Curtis at (318) 219-1888 ext. 16.

Shriner's Hospital
3100 Samford St.
Shreveport, LA.

To provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions and certain other special health care needs within a compassionate, family centered and collaborative care environment. Provide for education of physicians and other health care professionals. Conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families. Centenary students can serve with this organization in the following ways, including but not limited to:

  • Helping with tutoring older patients
  • Reading to younger patients
  • Drawing, coloring, or playing board games with patients of all ages

Shriner's Hospital requires that Centenary students commit to their Service-Learning experience for a six (6) month period of time to justify the cost of processing each student. All students must complete the necessary screening process before beginning to serve. (The screening process can take a minimum of two weeks).

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities at Shriner's Hospital contact Mary Lynn Stuart at (318) 226-3315.

Stoner Hill Elementary School
2127 C.E. Galloway Blvd.
Shreveport, LA.

Stoner Hill Elementary School is a learning community that provides all students with the academic skills to enable them to become lifelong learners. Centenary students will have the chance to participate in many opportunities with the students of this campus. Amongst the activities that students can choose from are:

  • Reading with 1st and 2nd graders
  • Editing writing assignments of 4th and 5th graders
  • Assisting with Family Literacy and Math Nights
  • Demonstrating science experiments for students
  • Create broadcast videos
  • Assisting in the library
  • Helping to coach the school's basketball or football team

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with Stoner Hill Elementary School contact Michelle Franklin at (318) 222-5317.

The United Way of Northwest Louisiana
402 Edwards Street
Shreveport, LA 71101

To advance the common good by focusing on the building blocks of education, income, health and basic needs to create a measurable positive impact and thereby improving life for the citizens of our region. Centenary students can serve at The United Way by:

  • Developing community outreach programs and tactics to reach various demographics in Northwest Louisiana.
  • Assisting the Volunteer Center in cultivating meaningful volunteer opportunities for individuals, families, children, and organized groups.
  • Working on programs to connect to and develop relationships with religious communities in Northwest Louisiana, including but not limited to joint service projects and ongoing service partnerships.
  • Developing and implementing programming related to community impact areas such as childhood obesity and financial literacy.
  • Grassroots marketing to engage citizens and encourage them to become volunteers.

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with The United Way contact John Allen at (318) 677-2504 ext. 23.
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Business Admistration

American Rose Society
8877 Jefferson Paige Road
Shreveport, LA 71119

The mission of the American Rose Society is to increase the general interest in the cultivation of the Rose for all people and to improve its standard of excellence. Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following:

  • Assistance with graphic design/website
  • Work with social media, marketing and membership promotion, including e-newsletters, press releases and e-blasts.
  • Helping with indexing, filing, scanning slides, and other duties related to publishing the societies bi-monthly magazine
  • Assisting in processing grant proposals, updating the garden membership database and development of the garden volunteer program

For more information on Service-Learning opportunities with the American Rose Society contact:
Beth Smiley at 318-938-5402 ext 102
Laura Pfender at 318-938-5402 ext 108

Caddo Council on Aging
1700 Buckner Street
Suite 240
Shreveport, LA 71101

To provide support services to persons age 60 and over which help maintain their independence and quality of life in a home environment and serve as a focal point on issues affecting the helth and welfare of the aging population. All seniors 60+ are eligible with special emphasis on low-income individuals. Centenary students, especially business economics, communications, and sociology majors, may be interested in serving at CCOA by:

  • Completing statistical and demographic overviews of Caddo Parish senior residents and of our clients
  • Assisting with expanding their website and Facebook
  • Assisting with expanding email based communications including email blasts and other internet communications
  • Assisting with professional writing such as grants, letters and newsletters
  • Assist with applications for Awards of Excellence (LANO) - this would be great training for any student interested in the organization of non-profits
  • Assist with organization of volunteers
  • Assist with web based communications

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with Caddo Council on Aging contact Mary Alice Rountree at (318) 676-7900 ext 223.

Caddo Parish Animal Services
1500 Monty Street
Shreveport, LA 71107

Caddo Parish Animal Services provides public safety through the response and prevention of animal related incidents while exercising all opportunities to ensure humane treatment of animals. It is the goal of the shelter to give each animal the love and affection that it may have been denied. Centenary students can serve with this Community Partner by:

  • Washing, grooming, walking, feeding and playing with the dogs and cats
  • Assist shelter employees as needed
  • Work on adoption days, lost & found lists and waiting lists for those waiting for certain types of animals

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with Caddo Parish Animal Services contact Charles Daniels at (318) 226-6624.

Centerpoint Community Services
2121 Fairfield Ave.
Shreveport, LA. 71104

Centerpoint Community Services serves as the source of information and referral for human services including: housing and/or shelter, utility assistance, health care/prescriptions, food distribution and crisis intervention in Northwest Louisiana. Centenary students can serve with this Community Partner in the following ways, including but not limited to:

  • Receiving practical experience with organizing comprehensive data
  • Resource and update information to clients of the organization
  • Be trained to answer 2-1-1 calls
  • Coordinating baby showers at the Cottages of Hope
  • Merchandising donations at the Hope House
  • Managing inventory donations given to the organization

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with Centerpoint Community Services contact Shirley Holder at (318) 550-4584.

The Community Foundation of Shreveport-Bossier
401 Edwards Street, Suite 105
Shreveport, LA 71101

The mission of the Community Foundation is to strengthen North Louisiana and the local Shreveport-Bossier community through philanthropy. The Community Foundation seeks to connect the resources of its donors to the urgent needs of our citizens and to support our nonprofit partners who are addressing those needs. The Community Foundation is also committed to inspiring philanthropy in a new generation of donors with an emphasis on the idea that everyone can be a philanthropist. Centenary students can serve with this Community Partner in the following ways, including but not limited to:

  • Assisting in grant related activities such as researching using Guide Star and preparing correspondence related to grant applications.
  • Preparing short feature stories on recent grantees for potential publication in The Foundationís newsletter, annual report, and website.
  • Entering data into spreadsheets and filing fund statements.

For more information on Service-Learning opportunities with the Community Foundation contact Paula Hickman at 318-221-0582 ext 12.

Evergreen Foundation
2010 Highway 80
Haughton, LA 71037

The mission of Evergreen Foundation is to help people with disabilities build better lives by providing the highest quality of individualized supports and services to each person while further expanding services to those in need. Evergreen is committed to the inclusion of people with disabilities in their home communities, and has a basic belief in and is committed to advocate for human and civil rights. Centenary students can serve with this Community Partner in the following ways, including but not limited to:

  • Learning about the financial structure and development of a regional organization
  • Helping with the organization's major events and implementing opportunities for organizational growth
  • Assisting in public presentations and learning the importance of building networks of support for organizations with unique business structures

For more information on Service-Learning opportunities with Evergreen Foundation contact Corey Shadd at 318-949-5537.

The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana
2307 Texas Ave.
Shreveport, LA. 71103

The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana serves as the central resource for fighting hunger in Northwest Louisiana. Centenary students can serve in a variety of areas with the food bank including, but not limited to:

  • Helping with the implementation of one of the food banks many program such as the After School Feeding Program, Kids Cafe, or BackPack Program
  • Organizing, Marketing, and Coordinating a food drive for the food bank

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with the Northwest Louisiana Food Bank contact Amie Roberts at (318) 675-2400 ext 111.

McDade House
1825 Warrington Place
Shreveport, LA.

The McDade House provides lodging and supportive services to out-patients and relatives of seriously ill patients in local hospitals. Centenary students can serve with this organization by:

  • Assisting the staff of this Hospital Hospitality House with residents who reside in the house while family members are confined to a hospital
  • Registering guests
  • Facilitating new guest orientation
  • Logging out departing guests
  • Helping with the emotional support of family members

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities at The McDade House contact Kim Copley at (318) 681-6560.

The Philadelphia Center
2020 Centenary Blvd
Shreveport, LA. 71104

The Philadelphia Center is the only resource center in Northwest Louisiana that meets the essential life sustaining needs of qualified HIV/AIDS clients. Centenary students can serve with this organization by:

  • Assisting the organization's staff in educating the community in issues related to HIV/AIDS prevention, protection, and trainings.
  • Helping to make presentations to community organizations about HIV/AIDS
  • Organizing the food distribution program for agency clients

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with The Philadelphia Center contact Brett Malone at (318) 222-6633, ext. 11.

The Salvation Army
200 E. Stoner Ave.
Shreveport, LA.

The Salvation Army seeks to teach excellent life-principles by example, such as: honesty, integrity, fair play, reverence, kindness, leadership, charity, trust, service and to encourage personal growth and self-esteem through education and awareness. Centenary students can serve with this organization through various activities including, but not limited to:

  • Tutoring and teaching extracurricular programs
  • Coaching youth sports
  • Helping at the Boys & Girls Club
  • Helping with Seniors Programs
  • Assisting with front office, shelter and thrift shop

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with The Salvation Army contact K.C. Kilpatrick Stone at (318) 424-3200.

Sankofa Vision, Inc.
1655 Tulane Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71103

Sankofa Vision welcomes people of diverse backgrounds to support and be enriched by its programs focused on community building, youth development and family development. Sankofa Vision, Inc. Coordinates the Sankofa Community Gardens and learning campus, which is the site of their creative, educational and environmental programs. Centenary students can serve with this organization by:

  • Assisting Director on daily operations, program development and strategic planning
  • Assisting in marketing plans and coordination
  • Working on art/mural design and creation
  • Community garden maintenance
  • Develop child and youth educational programs
  • Develop outreach, partnership, social networking opportunities

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with Sankofa contact Leia Lewis-Henderson at (318) 230-2892

Shreveport Opera
212 Texas St.
Shreveport, LA.

To produce professional opera and musical productions of the highest artistic quality and to provide educational programming and to out reach to children, youth and adults in the Ark-La-Tex region. Centenary students can serve with this organization in a variety of ways:

  • Serving in the usher corps for the main stage operas
  • Singing in the chorus for the operas
  • Assisting the Director of Production
  • Assisting in the office
  • Assisting with the box office/ticket sales

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with The Shreveport Opera contact Amanda Gouthiere at (318) 227-9503.

Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC)
Expo Hall
400 Clyde Fant Parkway
Shreveport, LA 71101

SRAC's programs and services are directed to providing access to the Arts by enhancing opportunities for local, professional and emerging artists and Arts organizations enhancing community knowledge of Arts events by providing information and targeting under-served populations, providing educational services and providing for broad-based communication between artists and the community. SRAC cultivates new audiences for the Arts, sustaining their involvement as life-long supports of the Arts. Centenary students can serve with this organization by:

  • Assisting with planning and executing the annual ArtBreak festival
  • Bi-annual Christmas-in-the-Sky
  • Serve at ArtSpace on Texas Street in downtown Shreveport

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with SRAC contact Lauron Callaway at (318) 673-6500.

Stoner Hill Elementary School

The United Way of Northwest Louisiana
402 Edwards Street
Shreveport, LA 71101

To advance the common good by focusing on the building blocks of education, income, health and basic needs to create a measurable positive impact and thereby improving life for the citizens of our region. Centenary students can serve at The United Way by:

  • Developing community outreach programs and tactics to reach various demographics in Northwest Louisiana.
  • Assisting the Volunteer Center in cultivating meaningful volunteer opportunities for individuals, families, children, and organized groups.
  • Working on programs to connect to and develop relationships with religious communities in Northwest Louisiana, including but not limited to joint service projects and ongoing service partnerships.
  • Developing and implementing programming related to community impact areas such as childhood obesity and financial literacy.
  • Grassroots marketing to engage citizens and encourage them to become volunteers.

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with The United Way contact John Allen at (318) 677-2504 ext. 23.

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Sci-Port Science Center
820 Clyde Fant Parkway
Shreveport, LA. 71101

The mission of the Sci-Port is to provide a fun, educational environment for people of all ages to explore and actively engage in the world of mathematics, science and technology. Sci-Port Science Center serves to spark curiosity about the world around us, provides hands-on tools for using scientific discovery in everyday life and encourages a passion for life-long learning. Centenary students can serve with this organization by:

  • Provide a high level of interaction with Sci-Port visitors during and in between scientific demonstrations and shows.
  • Greet and assist visitors in all ways possible promoting high quality visitor service to promote the center's many offerings.
  • Provide appropriate and timely information pertaining to both current and future events and programs
  • Maintain and promote the safe and appropriate usage of all Sci-Port exhibits
  • Help to keep all gallery areas clean by providing requested assistance to regular Sci-Port staff

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with Sci-Port Discovery Center contact Jim Chico at (318) 424-3466 or JChico@sciport.org.

Stoner Hill Elementary School
2127 C.E. Galloway Blvd.
Shreveport, LA.

Stoner Hill Elementary School is a learning community that provides all students with the academic skills to enable them to become lifelong learners. Centenary students will have the chance to participate in many opportunities with the students of this campus. Amongst the activities that students can choose from are:

  • Reading with 1st and 2nd graders
  • Editing writing assignments of 4th and 5th graders
  • Assisting with Family Literacy and Math Nights
  • Demonstrating science experiments for students
  • Create broadcast videos
  • Assisting in the library
  • Helping to coach the school's basketball or football team

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with Stoner Hill Elementary School contact Michelle Franklin at (318) 222-5317.

The United Way of Northwest Louisiana
402 Edwards Street
Shreveport, LA 71101

To advance the common good by focusing on the building blocks of education, income, health and basic needs to create a measurable positive impact and thereby improving life for the citizens of our region. Centenary students can serve at The United Way by:

  • Developing community outreach programs and tactics to reach various demographics in Northwest Louisiana.
  • Assisting the Volunteer Center in cultivating meaningful volunteer opportunities for individuals, families, children, and organized groups.
  • Working on programs to connect to and develop relationships with religious communities in Northwest Louisiana, including but not limited to joint service projects and ongoing service partnerships.
  • Developing and implementing programming related to community impact areas such as childhood obesity and financial literacy.
  • Grassroots marketing to engage citizens and encourage them to become volunteers.

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with The United Way contact John Allen at (318) 677-2504 ext. 23.

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