When I found out I was working for the American Rose Society, I didn't know how I would be received. Since the service-learning experience often relates back to your field of study at Centenary, I didn't know how I would be impactful as a French major; the reality is that you can make a difference at your assigned non-profit regardless. I sincerely enjoyed my time at the American Rose Society, and encourage students to serve there if they get the chance to."

– Marissa Ramsey '21

 

The organizations listed below 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.

Community Partners

American Rose Society

8877 Jefferson Paige Road
Shreveport, LA 71118

The American Rose Society exists to promote the culture, preservation and appreciation of the Rose, and to improve its standard of excellence for all people through education and research.

Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways:

  • Assist in day to day operations of the following departments: accounting, membership, editorial, communications, and grounds
  • Marketing of special events
  • Database management (historical documents)

For more information on service-learning opportunities with The Community Foundation of North Louisiana, contact:

Beth Smiley
Publications Director/Managing Editor 318.938.5402 / beth@rose.org   

Becky Smith
Accounting Assistant/Human Resources 318.938.5402/ becky@rose.org

 

Related Majors:

 

  • Business
  • Communication
  • English

 

 

 

 

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Bossier Arts Council

Bossier Arts Council
630 Barksdale Boulevard
Shreveport, LA 7111

Bossier Arts Council is dedicated to promoting, supporting, and providing cultural events and programming in order to enhance the quality of life and to develop a cultural identity in Bossier Parish.

Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways:

  • Non-profit administration
  • Event planning
  • Marketing
  • Student educational activities

           

For more information on service-learning opportunities with Bossier Arts Council,  contact : Robin N. Jones, Executive Director, robin@bossierarts.org, 318.741.8310 or

Michael Byrnes, Community Development Coordinator, michael@bossierarts.org, 318.741.8310

Related Majors:

Art and Visual Culture

 

Business
Communication
Education
Music
Theater/Dance

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Bossier Council on Aging

Bossier Council on Aging
706 Bearkat Drive
Bossier City, LA 71111

 

The mission of Bossier Council on Aging is to provide services that enable those persons 60 and older to remain in their homes and function independently with dignity as long as possible. The agency also offers support to caregivers of these individuals.

Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways:

  • Perform theater mini-productions
  • Lead exercise classes
  • Offer brain training and/or music therapy
  • Budget planning
  • Facilitate language workshops

 

For more information on service-learning opportunities with Bossier Council on Aging,

contact:     

Tamara Crane, Executive Director
tcrane@bossiercoa.org
318.741.8302

 

Marlyn Creswell, Activity Director
mcreswell@bossiercoa.org
318.741.8302

 

Related Majors:

  • Ancient and Modern Languages
  • Art and Visual Culture
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  •  Theater/Dance

 

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Caddo Council on Aging

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

The mission of Caddo Council of Aging is to help elderly individuals maintain their dignity and independence in their homes and communities.

Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways:

  • Provide assistance with Tech Talk classes for elderly on Friday mornings from 10 am - 12 am
  • Tech Talk classes instruct elderly individuals in the use of laptops, tablets, social media, smartphones, and how technology relates to everyday experiences.
  • Update social media page with research/resources for organization

For more information on service-learning opportunities with Caddo Council on Aging, contact:

Monica Wright, Executive Director
318.676.7900
mwright@caddocoa.org

Related Majors:

  • Business
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
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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 Caddo Parish Animal Services in the following ways:

  • Provide care to canines and felines through feeding and cleaning
  • Offer animals enrichment and socialization
  • Provide assistance with animal adoptions

For more information on service-learning opportunities with Caddo Parish Animal Shelters, contact :     

Kimberly Warren
Volunteer and Adoption Coordinator
kwarren@caddo.org
318.226.6624  Ext. 4311

Nicole Schafer-Crane
Animal Shelter Manager
nschafercrane@caddo.org
318.347.6690

 

Related Majors:

  • Art and Visual Culture
  • Biology, Biochemistry, and Biophysics
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
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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 Carrie Jones, Communications Development Specialist at cjones@chimphaven.org or 318.925.5605

 

• Biology, Biochemistry & Biophysics
• Psychology
• Communication
• Education

 

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Common Ground Community Inc.

6806 Southern Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71106

The mission of Common Ground Community, Inc. is to strive to make a difference in the Cedar Grove community through caring relationships and genuine acts of service. 

  • Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways:
  • Assist with tutoring elementary students and teens
  • Assist with feeding the hungry through the food pantry
  • Participate in youth basketball program activities
  • Assist with Thursday night activities which include serving and clean-up of a community meal
  • Assist with seasonal happenings which include Fall Fest, the Christmas market, Easter celebrations, and semi-annual rummage sales

For more information on service-learning opportunities with Common Ground Community, Inc. contact:
Lisa Cronin, CEO @ 318.227.7816 (office)/318.210.9907 (cell) -or-
Sarah Schoop, Director of Programs @ 318.606.5024 (office)/ 337.842.1241 (cell)

Related Majors

  • Art and Visual Culture
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology

 

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Community Foundation of North Louisiana

401 Edwards Street, Suite 105
Shreveport, LA 71101

The mission of the Community Foundation of North Louisiana is to strengthen North Louisiana through philanthropy. The Community Foundation seeks to connect the resources of its donors to the urgent needs of our citizens and to support nonprofit partners who are addressing those needs. The Foundation is also committed to inspiring philanthropy in a new generation of donors with an emphasis on the idea that everyone has something to give.

Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways, including but not limited to:

  • Content creation for web, print, and other marketing materials
  • Event coordination and management
  • Ideation of new donor and nonprofit communication strategies
  • Creative storytelling for potential publication in newsletters, reports, and online media

For more information on service-learning opportunities with The Community Foundation of North Louisiana, contact:

Kristina Gustavson
Executive Director 
318.221.0582
gustavson@cfnla.org

Paige Carlisle
Director of Finance
318.221.0582
carlisle@cfnla.org

 

 

Related Majors:

  • Art & Visual Culture
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • English

 

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Community Renewal International

838 Margaret Place
Shreveport, LA. 71101

The mission of Community Renewal International is to connect neighbors and residents to restore the foundation of a safe and caring communities.

Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways:

  • Provide administrative support such as generating reports, preparing mail outs, assembling training materials, and taking minutes and on weekdays from 8:30 am –    4: 30 pm
  • Assist the directors of the Friendship Houses with programming for children who participate in the After School Program at each of the Friendship Houses (Monday – Thursday from 3:30 pm -5:30 pm, some Friday evenings  & Saturday mornings)
  • Help with major initiatives involving the Community Renewal strategy

 

For more information on service-learning opportunities with Community Renewal International, contact:     

Lynn Bryan
Director of Community Engagement
318.425.3222
lynnbryan@communityrenewal.us

Sherry Brown
Volunteer & Service Project Coordinator
318.425.3222
sherrybrown@communityrenewal.us

 

Related Majors:

  •  Art & Modern Languages
  • Communication
  • Education
  • English
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Theater/Dance                                          
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Creswell Elementary School

2901 Creswell Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71104

Creswell Elementary School is a learning community that will prepare all students to be academically successful and become productive citizens.

Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways:

  • Provide support for classroom instructors
  • Help with various school activities such as Field Day
  • Provide limited assistance with supervision of students
  • Assist with clerical duties in main office

For more information on service-learning opportunities with Creswell Elementary, contact:

Terika Walker, Instructional Coordinator 318.222.5935 or twilliams@caddoschools.org

Alton Dozier, Principal 318.222.5935 or adozier@caddoschools.org

 

Related Majors:

  • Art and Visual Culture
  • Education
  • English
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Theater/Dance
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Evergreen Life Services

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:

  •  
  • Working with individual clients in their day programs
  • Serving as role models in respect to providing positive interactions
  • Sharing personal life stories from a community-based perspective
  • Performing behavioral intervention strategies in respect to working with individuals with developmental disabilities

 

 

For more information on service-learning opportunities with The Community Foundation of North Louisiana, contact:  

William J. Sadka
Executive Director
318.560.1654
bsadka@evergreenls.org

 

Related Majors:

 

·            Art & Visual Culture

·            Education

·            Health & Exercise Science

·            Psychology

·            Sociology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Business Administration
• Sociology
• Communication
• Psychology

 

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First Baptist Church School

First Baptist Church School
533 Ockley Drive
Shreveport, LA 71106

The First Baptist Church School provides a Christian education which nurtures children in mind, body, and spirit, fostering growth and personal development in all aspects of life in order for each child to achieve his or her maximum potential.

Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways:

  • Participate in daily routines of the pre-school
  • Provide one-on-one interaction with children in pre-school classes
  • Assist teachers as needed

For more information on service-learning opportunities with First Baptist Church School, contact :     

Dr. James Gillespie, Headmaster
318.869.2361
jgillespie@fbcschool.org

Holly H. Wood, Pre-school Coordinator
318.869.2361
hwood@fbcshool.org

Related Majors:
• Education
• Psychology

The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana

Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana
2307 Texas Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71105

The mission of the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana is to serve as the primary resource for fighting hunger in Northwest Louisiana

Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways:

  • Assist the Community Resource Coordinator in the Volunteer Room
  • Volunteer at the Red River Revel on behalf of the Food Bank in the coupon booth
  • Support and/or represent the Food Bank at special events
  • Help with Willis Knighton and Pack the Pantry food drives
  • Provide occasional day to day office support such as filing
  • Social media ambassador
  • Help with food distribution to mobile pantries and other food pantries
  • Truck driver assistant and backpack produce delivery every Friday before noon
  • Provide assistance with weekly pickup at Canes
  • Support and/or represent the Food Bank at special events such as Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day

  • Create marketing and publicity campaigns

 

Donna Aubrey, Development Coordinator
development@foodbanknla.org
318.675.2400 Ext. 111

 

Lucy Hines, Volunteer Coordinator
318.675.2400 Ext. 100

 

Related Majors:

  • Ancient and Modern Languages
  • Art and Visual Culture
  • Biology, Biochemistry, and Biophysics
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Geology
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Theater/Dance
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Fuller Center for Housing of NWLA

Fuller Center for Housing of NWLA
4221 Linwood Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71108

The mission of the Fuller Center for Housing of NWLA is to provide decent and affordable housing for low income families living in poverty. Our purpose is to build communities and empower people through homeownership.

Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways:

  • Provide assistance in surplus store such as organizing, cleaning, pricing and stocking 
  • Help customers load and unload merchandise 
  • Complete administrative tasks in main office 
  • Perform duties on construction sites such as painting, cleaning, landscaping, and other minor carpentry work

For more information on service-learning opportunities with Bossier Council on Aging, contact:

Lee Arthur Jeter, Sr., Executive Director ljeter@fullercenternwla.org
318.865.1237

Adriana Thomas, Administrative Assistant athomas@fullercenternwla.org
318.865.1237

Related Majors:

  • Ancient and Modern Languages
  • Art and Visual Culture 
  • Biology, Biochemistry, and Biophysics
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Geology
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Theater/Dance
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The Glen Retirement System

403 E. Flournoy Lucas Rd.
Shreveport, LA 71115

The mission of the Glen Retirement System is to enrich the lives of older people through housing, health care, and other services. This mission is accomplished by dedicated community volunteers and compassionate professionals with commitment, vision, and leadership.

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 visiting with residents, creating new opportunities for activities, reading to residents, and sharing their talent with residents.

For more information on service-learning opportunities with the Glen Retirement System, contact:     

Lydia Earhart
Director of Marketing & Community Relations
318.798.3500
learhart@theglensystem.org

Katherine Gullett
Volunteer Coordinator
318.798.3500
kgullett@theglensystem.org

 

Related Majors:

  • Ancient and Modern Languages
  • Art & Modern Languages
  • Communication
  • Education
  • English
  • Geology
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Theater/Dance
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Great Results Equine Assisted Therapies (GREAT)

Great Results Equine Assisted Therapies

7141 Greenwood-Springridge Rd.

Greenwood, LA 71033

The mission of Great Results Equine Therapies (GREAT) is to build unlimited opportunities for people with disabilities through therapeutic horsemanship. GREAT also seeks to promote a healthy and productive life for people with physical, cognitive and multiple disabilities through therapeutic horseback riding.

Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways:

  • Assist the staff with daily operations such as grooming and saddling horses for lessons, leading and side walking students on horses during lessons, and other barn activities that may need to be done that day
  • Assure safety of student participants at all times

 

For more information on service-learning opportunities with GREAT, contact :     

Katelyn Roan,   PATH Instructor/Volunteer Coordinator
318.938.9166 /318.402.6983   or kroan@thearccaddobossier.org

 

Caroline Hendrix, Director
318.938.9166   or chendrix@thearcaddobossier.org

 

 

Related Majors:

  • Communication
  • Education
  • Health & Exercise Sciences
  • Psychology
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Heart of Hope

Heart of Hope
10420 Heart of Hope Way
Keithville, LA 71047    
(25 minutes from Centenary campus)

Heart of Hope is a safe haven where young pregnant ladies ages 11-23 can receive physical, spiritual, and emotional support; education opportunities; life skills and decision making skills.

Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways:

  • Design curriculum/programs concerning health, wellness, and nutrition
  • Assist with development of lesson plans and projects dealing with chemistry, biology, and biophysics
  • Support life coach in program development or individual guidance sessions

For more information on service-learning opportunities with Heart of Hope, contact:

Primary Contact:                  
Debbie Mc Elveen
Church and Community Liaison
318.925.4663 (office) or   254.722.3882 (cell)
debbiem@heartofhopeministry.com

Secondary Contact:
Jodie Burns
Executive Director
318.925.4663 or 318.773.7568 jodib@heartofhopeministry.com

 

Related Majors:

  • Art and Visual Culture
  • Biology, Biochemistry, and Biophysics
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Education
  • English
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Theater/Dance
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Institute for Global Outreach

1024 Pierre Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71103

The Institute for Global Outreach (IGO) is a charitable organization that provides basic humanitarian services to some of the most destitute people in our world. IGO’s mission is to increase awareness of global suffering as well as to provide immediate resources to alleviate the hardships of poverty stricken children and families worldwide. Supporting IGO’s lifesaving work helps bring health and hope to those who need it most. Centenary students can serve in a variety of areas including, but not limited to:

  •  Helping with the organization's major fundraiser (annual Walk for Humanity, Shreveport/Baton Rouge) 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
  • Assisting with record upkeep/file management for children and college students enrolled in IGO’s programs
  • Assisting with various administrative tasks – entering data into spreadsheets, scanning photos/documents, social media postings, etc.

For more information about completing your Service-Learning hours with Institute for Global Outreach contact Velma Kirksey-Tarver at (318) 425-3351.

• Business Administration
• Geology
• Communication
• Philosophy
• Education
• Sociology

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Junior Achievement of North Louisiana, Inc.

3825 Gilbert Drive
Shreveport, LA 71104

The mission of Junior Achievement of North Louisiana is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Junior Achievement's primary and secondary school programs provide students with the understanding of basic economic and business concepts relevant to life experiences of students and being successful in a career. Centenary students can serve at Junior Achievement by:

  • Instructing their programs in various Shreveport and Bossier schools (30-45 minutes per day, weekly commitment)

  • Helping to put together the materials for volunteers to use in the classroom

  • Organizing and filing for office staff and teachers

  • Assisting the program manager in daily duties

  • Assisting in grants research and writing

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with Junior Achievement contact  Anita Cook at (318) 861-5998.

• Business
• Communication
• Economics
• Education

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Kids Hope USA

Kids Hope USA
Broadmoor UMC
3715 Youree Drive
Shreveport, LA 71105

The mission of Kids Hope USA is to help students that are academically challenged or reside in homes with emotional problems or some other form of neglect.

Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways:

  • Help kindergarten and first-grade students with easy reading and sight word recognition
  • Provide one on one assistance per child twice a week for hours

For more information on service-learning opportunities with Kids Hope USA / Broadmoor UMC Branch, contact:

Jan Bookter, Director of Kids Hope/BUMC 318.632.5874 or 318.834.3358
janbook@aol.com

Related Majors: All academic majors accepted with a primary interest Education

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Literacy Volunteers at Centenary College

Centenary Square
106 E. Kings Hwy.
Shreveport, LA. 71104

The mission of Literacy Volunteers at Centenary College is to provide literacy assistance to adults eighteen (18) and over in the northwest LA area. 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 or lvcent@bellsouth.net.

Related Majors:

  • Ancient and Modern Languages
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Ancient & Modern Languages
• Education
• English

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Louisiana State Exhibit Museum

3015 Greenwood Road
Shreveport, LA

The Louisiana State Exhibit Museum shall be a pre-historical, historical, cultural, scientific, and technological educational institution whose primary purpose shall be to research, collect, preserve, and present, as an educational resource, documents, artifacts, objects of art, and the like that reflect the social history, cultural history, natural history, and culture of Louisianan emphasizing the northwest region of Louisiana.

Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways:

  • Research artifacts under supervision of the Curator
  • Help design exhibits
  • Serve as docents/tour guides
  • Assist with hosting event
  • Data entry projects regarding loans and exhibits
  • Provide hands-on assistance with day to day operations

 

For more information on service-learning opportunities with the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum,  contact :

Nita Cole
Curator
318.632.2020
nita.cole@sos.la.gov

Cynthia Grogran
Public Information Officer
318.632.2020
cgrogan@sos.la.gov 

 

Related Majors:

  • Art & Modern Languages
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Geology
  • Sociology

 

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LSU AgCenter (Northwest Region)

LSU AgCenter (Northwest Region)
262 Research Station Drive
Bossier City, LA 71112 71101

The LSU AgCenter plays an integral role in supporting agricultural industries, enhancing the environment, and improving the quality of life through its 4-H youth, family and consumer sciences, and community development programs.

Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways:

  • Assist with providing garden-based nutrition education to children and adults in under-served communities
  • Help with educational programs, activities, and events focusing on physical activity
  • Provide community outreach to promote events and programs
  • Maintenance of various youth and community garden

For more information on service-learning opportunities with the LSU AgCenter (Northwest Region), contact:     

Grace Peterson, Extension Agent
gpeterson@agcenter.lsu.edu
318.741.7430 Ext. 1502

Cookie Coleman, Nutrition Educator
dcoleman@agcenter.lsu.edu
318.741.7430  Ext. 1503

Related Majors:

  • Biology, Biochemistry, and Biophysics
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Health & Exercise Science
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Magnolia Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Magnolia Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
1411 Claiborne Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71103

Magnolia Manor is a long-term care and rehabilitation geriatric center dedicated to improving the quality of life of its residents through quality care and superior service .
Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways:

  •  Volunteer to lead activities involving senior citizens
  • Perform general assessments

For more information on service-learning opportunities with Magnolia Manor, contact:

Cindy Sledge, Resident Activities Director @ 318.868.4421 / magnoliaact@centralmanagement.com or Don Flint, Administrator @ 318.453.4094/ magnoliaadmin@centralmanagement.com

Related Majors:

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Art and Visual Culture
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Music
  • Religous Studies

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Martin Luther King Health Center & Pharmacy

865 Olive St.
Shreveport, LA 71104

The MLK Health Center & Pharmacy is a private non-profit, charitable health clinic and pharmacy that provides patient-centered comprehensive primary healthcare, pharmacy services, wellness education & care management for uninsured and underinsured individuals and families in Northwest Louisiana.

Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways:

  • Provide direct patient services
  • Patient education programs
  • Participate in on-site gardening programs
  • Volunteer in the pharmacy
  • Assist staff with exercise program
  • Coordinate special events
  • Perform communication and outreach duties
  • Office tasks

 

For more information on specific service-learning opportunities with MLK Health Center & Pharmacy, contact the following persons:   

  1. Brenda Nims, Clinic Director 
    Clinic volunteers
    318.227.2912  Ext. 7 /   brenda@mlkhealth.org
  2. Melanie Douglas, Pharmacy Director Pharmacy volunteers
    318.227.2912 Ext. 2
    melanie@mlkhealth.org
  3. Jennifer Donner, Garden & Wellness Coordinator
    Garden volunteers
    318.227.2912 Ext. 8
    jennifer@mlk.org
  4. Jordan Ring, Public Relations & Strategic Partnerships Director
    Special events volunteers
    318.227.2912 Ext. 9
    jordan@mlk.org
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Plant a Seed Foundation

Plant a Seed Foundation
1518 Cox Street
Bossier City, LA 71111

The mission of the Plant a Seed Foundation is to sow seeds of excellence in the lives of those residing in impoverished communities and to nurture those seeds with faith, love, and hope resulting in productive citizens.

Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways:

  • Provide homework and tutorial services
  • Assist with recreational activities
  • Provide life skill workshop and trainings
  • Serve as mentors

For more information on service-learning opportunities with Pant a Seed Foundation, contact:

Albert Dyer, Executive Director
318.946.2173
aldyer138@yahoo.com

Curala Dyer, Office Manager
318.946.2101
Curaladyer121@gmail.com

Related Majors:

  • Art and Visual Culture
  • Education
  • English
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • Mathematics
  • Theater/Dance
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Project Celebration

1545 Line Avenue, Suite 170
Shreveport, LA 71101

 

The mission of Project Celebration, Inc. is to help individuals and families enhance their ability to live successfully in the community. Through education, advocacy, and collaboration of all available resources, clients will develop the highest capacity for safety, self-reliance, and personal well-being.

 

Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways:

  • Provide training sessions to the public
  • Organize awareness events
  • Facilitate three awareness months
  • Engage youth on healthy relationships
  • Coordinate Christmas and Valentine’s day socials for survivors
  • Follow-up with clients on group and counseling opportunities

 

For more information on service-learning opportunities with Project Celebration, Inc., contact:   Petrina Jenkins, Director of Outreach and Education @ 318.221.8003 / 318. 751.8106   or  petrpci@gmail.com.

 

Related Majors:

  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology

 

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The Providence House

814 Cotton Street
Shreveport, LA 71101

Providence House is a residential emergency shelter for homeless families with children. The mission of the organization is, “Breaking the Homeless Cycle One Family at a Time.” The primary goal of the Providence House is to help families reach their highest level of self-sufficiency through a programmatic approach which includes education, supportive services and housing (emergency and permanent).

Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways:

  • After school tutoring
  • Serving meals
  • Providing assistance with supplemental programs including Junior Achievement and Girl Scouts
  • Helping with major events such as the 5K Run in September, graduation ceremonies, Christmas programs, and Adopt a Family initiatives
  • Working with Children’s Services Director to implement children specific projects
  • Mentorship
  • Help with outside activities of the Child Development program
  • Assist staff with administrative needs
  • Field trip volunteer
  • One on one reading with children in the library
  • Provide Art/Dance classes or lesson

For more information on service-learning opportunities with the Providence House,  contact:

Verni Howard
Executive Director
318.221.7887, ext. 101
verni@theprovidencehouse.com


Tiffany Harris
Volunteer Resource Coordinator
318.221.7887, ext. 130

 

 

Related Majors:

  • Art & Visual Culture
  • Biology, Biochemistry, & Biophysics
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • English
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Sociology
  • Theater/Dance
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Renzi Education & Art Center

435 Egan St.
Shreveport, LA.

The mission of the Renzi Education & Art Center is to provide free, high-quality after-school academic and art classes and a summer camp to K-12 youth in the Shreveport-Bossier City area, so that all children have the opportunity to explore, learn, and create, under the guidance of professional teachers and artists.

Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways:

  • Volunteer with afterschool program for children
  • Assist the staff with operation of summer camp
  • Perform neighborhood clean-ups and other service projects

For more information on service-learning opportunities with Renzi Education & Art Center, contact :

Shadi Darzeidan
Program Manager
318.222.1414
shadi@renzicenter.org

or               

Cassandra Key, Executive Director @ 318.222.1414/director@renzicenter.org

• Ancient & Modern Languages
• Education
• Sociology
• Arts & Visual Culture
• English
• Communication
• Music

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The Salvation Army of Northwest LA

200 E. Stoner Ave.
Shreveport, LA.

The Salvation Army

Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways:

  • Tutoring and teaching extracurricular programs at the Boys & Girls Club
  • Assisting in the family thrift store by taking in donations and stocking the sales floor
  • Coaching youth sports and mentoring youth
  • Helping with programs geared toward senior citizens
  • Stocking the food pantry, filling food bags, and serving meals
  • Working with the Angel Tree or kettle bell holiday projects

For more information on service-learning opportunities with The Salvation Army, contact:  Major Whitney Morton, Corp Officer @ 318. 424.3200 ext. 12 whitney.morton@uss.salvationarmy.org 

Related Majors:

  • Art and Visual Culture
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Theater/Dance
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Salvation Army of NWLA/Boys & Girls Club

Salvation Army of NWLA/Boys & Girls Club
2821 Greenwood Road
Shreveport, LA 71109

The mission of the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club is to provide a safe and supervised environment where youth ages 6-18 can develop into positive adults.

Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways:

  • Supervise youth ages 6-18 in order to provide a safe environment
  • Tutoring and teaching extracurricular programs
  • Coaching youth sports and providing mentorship for youth
  • Helping with programs geared toward seniors
  • Assisting program staff

For more information on service-learning opportunities with The Salvation Army/Boys & Girls Club, contact: Vanessa Rose Burns, Executive Director @ 318.636.3313 , Vanessa.Brown@uss.salvatinarmy.org

Related Majors:

  • Ancient and Modern Languages
  • Art and Visual Culture
  • Biology, Biochemistry, and Biophysics
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Geology
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Theater/Dance

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:

  •  Assist in the Power of Play Children’s Museum, IMAX Dome Theater, and other areas of the Center as they are open
  • Present educational activities (dependent on level of skill)  inspired by their particular field of study

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with Sci-Port Discovery Center contact

Lou Papai
Programs and Education Manager
318.424.3466
lpapai@sciport.org

  • Biology, Biochemistry, & Biophysics
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Education
  • English
  • Geology
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Theater/Dance
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Shreveport - Bossier Rescue Mission

Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission
901 McNeil Street
Shreveport, LA 71101


Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways:

  • Serve meals to homeless men, women, and children
  • Work in the distribution Center sorting and folding clothes

Volunteer in the thrift store and other areas as approved by the Executive Director

For more information on service-learning opportunities with Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission, contact: Sarah Ardis, Director of Development and Community Relations @ 318.227.2868 ext. 103 development@sbrescuemission.com or Jacob McCarty, Vocational Training Manager @ 318.227.2868 Ext. 112jmccarty@sbrescuemission.com

  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
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Shreveport Green

3625 Southern Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71104

Shreveport Green is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting a healthy, sustainable, and economically vital community through public outreach, community enhancement, and a specific respect for the natural and built environment.

Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways:

  • Unloading and sorting paints, fertilizers, etc. @ household hazardous waste collections 8 times per year
  • Picking up litter in neighborhoods
  • Helping at the Centenary Community Garden or any of the other gardens facilitated by the organization
  • Provide assistance at the Mobile Market with cooking demonstrations and selling products
  • Collection of recycling at the Independence Bowl
  • Help children with nutrition lessons
  • Compile tree inventories under the direction of the Executive Director

 

For more information on service-learning opportunities with Shreveport Green, contact:     

Emilie Harmeyer
ShreveCorps Program Director/Mobile Market Coordinator
318.219.1888 ext. 14
eharmeyer@shreveportgreen.org

 

Donna Curtis
Executive Director
318.219.1888 ext. 16
dcurtis@shreveportgreen.org

 

Related Majors:

  • Biology, Biochemistry, & Biophysics
  • Chemistry
  • Education
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Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC)

Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC)
801 Crockett Street
Shreveport, LA 71101

The Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) was founded in 1976 to maximize access to the Arts by nurturing, developing, educating, promoting, and presenting the highest quality Arts and Artists for the people of Shreveport and Northwest Louisiana.

Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways:

  • Learn about the day to day operations of a non-profit
  • Support community Arts programs which include the Artbreak Student Arts Festival and Artist Entrepreneurial Training  courses
  • Attend Board of Directors meetings
  • Complete special projects
  • Welcome visitors at Artspace, a free Arts gallery space in downtown Shreveport featuring rotating exhibitions, school tours, art classes, and special events
  • Manage supplies
  • Set up Arts events at Artspace
  • Gain a greater understanding regarding various forms of art

For more information on service-learning opportunities with Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC),  contact:    

Madison Poche
Director of Administration
318.673.6500
madison@shrevearts.org

Lindsey Jones
Artspace Administrator
318.673.6500
lindsey@shrevearts.org

 

Related Majors:

  •  Ancient & Modern Languages
  •  Art & Visual Culture
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • English
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theater/Dance
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Susan G. Komen Louisiana

Susan G. Komen Louisiana

820 Jordan Street, Suite 120

Shreveport, LA 71101

 

Susan G. Komen Louisiana is dedicated to saving lives by meeting the most critical needs in our community and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.

Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways:

  • Participate in planning and execution of Race for the Cure
  • Assist in planning and execution of Fit for the Cure
  • Facilitate health education regarding breast cancer awareness

           

For more information on service-learning opportunities with Susan G. Komen Louisiana,  contact :     

Taneisha Primus, Affiliate Coordinator, tprimus@komenlouisiana.org, 318.220.7050 or

Jennifer Cortes, Mission and Strategic Outreach Coordinator, jcortes@komenlouisiana.org,

225.615.8740

 

Related Majors:

  • Ancient and Modern Languages
  • Art and Visual Culture
  • Biology, Biochemistry, and Biophysics
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Geology
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Theater/Dance
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St. Mark's Cathedral School

St. Mark’s Cathedral School
2785 Fairfield Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71104

St. Mark’s Cathedral School is a pre-school 2 – 8th grade school associated with St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral. The mission of the school is to value the individual who comes to the school, help that student realize his or her potential, and to foster a culture that reflects Christian values, intellectual curiosity, and a strong work ethic. Their goal is to develop a student who feels self-confident educationally, socially, and spiritually, and can reach out to help others in our community.

Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways:

  • Observe and support teachers in various classes
  • Assist with special events

For more information on service-learning opportunities with St. Mark’s Cathedral School,     

Primary Contact:
Jessica Russo, Pre-school Director
318.226.4030 (work)/318.573.0530 (cell)
jrusso@smc.school

Secondary Contact:
Alexis Wedgeworth, Lower School/Admissions Director
318.226.4052 (work)/318.773.8583 (cell)

Related Majors:

  • Ancient and Modern Languages
  • Art and Visual Culture
  • Education
  • English
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
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STARBASE LOUISIANA 2.0

STARBASE LOUISIANA 2.0

827 Twining Drive, Building # 4238
Barksdale AFB, LA 71110

                          

The mission of STARBASE LOUISIANA 2.0 is to provide a creative immersion experience in STEM concepts (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) to middle and high school students through hands-on science and engineering activities and projects. STARBASE Louisiana 2.0 participants explore what it means to be an engineer and use scientific reasoning to make design decisions in collaborative projects.

 

Centenary students can serve this community partner in the following ways:

  • Provide mentor coaching to middle and high school participants. Encourage and motivate student groups as they complete STEM investigations; connect concepts to real-life examples; serve as a role model.

 

Mentor coaches from Centenary serve approximately 10 hours/month, working closely with a group of about 4 students. Through their volunteer commitment, mentor coaches form personal connection with small groups of students who come to rely on their coach’s presence, positivity, dedication, and encouragement as they complete their STEM investigations. For information about mentoring times, please visit tinyurl.com/SB-MentorTimes.

Primary Contact
Benjamin Williamson
318.529.3521
starbasela2.0@gmail.com



 

Related Majors:

  • Chemistry
  • Education
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
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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.

• Arts & Visual Culture
• Communication
• English
• Music
• Biology, Biochemistry & Biophysics
• Economics
• Geology
• Neuroscience
• Chemistry
• Education
• Mathematics
• Theater/Dance

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United Way of Northwest Louisiana

820 Jordan Street Suite 370
Shreveport, LA 71101

MISSION: United Way of Northwest Louisiana fights for the health, education, financial stability, and essential needs of every person in our community.

VISION: We envision a community where all individuals and families achieve their human potential. Centenary students can serve United Way by:

  • Gain knowledge of United Way of Northwest Louisiana’s internal programs and initiatives

  • Represent United Way of Northwest Louisiana professionally and enthusiastically and serve as an organization ambassador

  • Engage effectively with staff and volunteers in the spirit of teamwork with passion for our mission

  • Provide exceptional customer service to both internal and external stakeholders

  • Assist with other departmental needs and serve as back up to team members as needed for events, outreaches and program promotion

  • Assist with writing solicitations, acknowledgements, meeting memos and general correspondence

     

  • Attend scheduled meetings/events and participate in community outreach activities

  • Enter and approve registrations in the Book Order System (BOS) for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

  • Schedule social media posts on United Way’s platforms through HootSuite and update the social media Outlook calendar

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with United Way contact the community engagement coordinator at (318) 677-2504.

• Arts & Visual Culture
• Economics
• Philosophy
• Sociology
• Business Administration
• Education
• Psychology
• Communication
• Music
• Religious Studies

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University Health

University Health
1541 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71103

University Health –Shreveport is the training ground for those entering the medical profession. The mission of University Health – Shreveport is to teach, heal, and discover with our academic partner to advance the health and well-being of our community.

Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways:

  • Arts in Medicine – painting with impatient cancer patients
  • NICU baby rocking
  • Child Life Pediatrics
  • Patient Transport
  • PET therapy
  • Reach out and read
  • Greeter
  • Magazine Distributer
  • Assist patients with access of medical information
  • Support chaplain staff

 

           

For more information on service-learning opportunities with University Health - Shreveport ,  contact :     

Zelda Timmons-Mosley,   Volunteer Coordinator
318.626.1202 or
Zelda.timmons-mosley@uhsystem.com

 

Jill Hurd, Patient Relations Manager
318.626.1208
Jill.Hurd@uhsystem.com

 

Related Majors:

  • Ancient and Modern Languages
  • Art and Visual Culture
  • Biology, Biochemistry, and Biophysics
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Geology
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Theater/Dance
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Volunteers for Youth Justice

Volunteers for Youth Justice

Suite 102
900 Jordan Street
Shreveport, LA 71101

 

The mission of Volunteers for Youth Justice is to provide a community caring for children, youth, and families in crisis through the following three programming areas: (1) Youth programs, (2) Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), and (3) Court Programs.

 

Centenary students can serve ...

  • Facilitate group discussions in life-skills classes
  • Data entry
  • Plan and chaperone community service and field trip opportunities
  • Serve as jury monitor in Teen court program
  • Assist with intake sessions with youth and families for diversion programs
  • Meet with youth and families to discuss sentence instructions after Teen Court sentencing
  • Marketing

 

For more information contact:

info: Shonda Houston-Dodie, shonda.houston@vyjla.org (318.425.4413 ext. 104) and Kelli Todd, Executive Director, 318.425.4413 Ext. 103 kelli.todd@vyjla.org

 

Related Majors:

  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • English
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  •  Sociology
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Volunteers of America - North Louisiana

Volunteers of America - North Louisiana
360 Jordon Street
Shreveport, LA 71101

Volunteers of America North Louisiana is a faith based human services organization. The organization is dedicated to helping individuals and families in need create positive and lasting change through social service programs that support and empower them to live safe, healthy, and productive lives.
Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways:

  • Volunteer with under-served populations such as children, veterans, senior citizens, and disabled adults 

Please contact Shelby Mc Carty, Director of Community Engagement @ 318.221.2669 or Shelby.McCarty@voanorthla.org

Related Majors:

  • Ancient and Modern Languages
  • Art and Visual Culture
  • Biology, Biochemistry, and Biophysics
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Geology
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Theater/Dance
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YWCA

YWCA of Northwest Louisiana
850 - B Olive Street
Shreveport , LA 71104

The mission of the YWCA of Northwest Louisiana is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Centenary students can serve this community partner in the following ways:

Participating in Dialogue on Race

Volunteering at the Fab Finds Resale Shop

Interning with the teen services program

Assisting with data collection

Supporting grant writing

Supporting women and teen empowerment programs

For more information on service-learning opportunities with the YWCA of Northwest Louisiana, contact:

Belinda Roberson, PhD
Executive Director
318.550.4417
brobersonywca@gmail.com

Deborah Reed
Teen Program Manager
318.550.4417
dreedywca@gmail.com

 

Related Majors:

  • Business
  • Communication
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
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