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  • Database management (historical documents)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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C.E. Byrd High School

The mission of C. E. Byrd High School is to establish among its diverse student population a strong foundation for lifelong learning by nurturing, guiding, and challenging its students to achieve their maximum potential. The faculty, staff, students, parents, and community will work together to ensure that our students have opportunities for positive life experiences. This support will enable them to become independent, productive citizens in their communities.

Centenary students can serve with this community partner by assisting teachers with various projects in departments located throughout the school.

For more information on service-learning opportunities with C. E. Byrd High School, contact:

Marilyn Prothro
Assistant Principal, C.E. Byrd High School
318.364.5455
mprothro@caddoschools.org

 

Related Majors:

  • Art & Visual Culture
  • Biology, Biochemistry, and Biophysics
  • Education
  • English
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Theater/Dance

 

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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
318.347.6690

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 Andrea Falcetto at (318) 925-9575

• 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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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:

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  • 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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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

For more information on service-learning opportunities with Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana,  contact :     

Meg Coleman
Development Director
318.675.2400  Ext. 111
development@foodbanknla.org

 

Gene Haynes

Community Resource Coordinator

318.675.2400 Ext. 115

ghaynes@foodbanknla.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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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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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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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 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. 

 • Biology, Biochemistry & Biophysics
 • Education
 • Sociology

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LSU Health Sciences Center

1501 Kings Hwy.
Shreveport, LA.71130

LSU Health Sciences Center is the training ground for those entering the medical profession. There are several departments in the hospital where the service-learning student can serve, however, not all departments are available each semester and some departments limit the number of students who can serve at one time.

LSUHSC requires that Centenary students spread their service-learning experience over 6-8 months to justify the costs of processing each students. Students must also complete the necessary screening process before beginning to serve.

For more information on Service-Learning opportunities with LSUHSC contact Zelda Timmons-Mosley at (318) 675-4677.

• Biology, Biochemistry & Biophysics
• Chemistry
• Neuroscience

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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

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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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

 

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               

Omari Ho-Sang, 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: Jennifer Stephens, Volunteer Coordinator @ 318.424.3200 ext. 23 jennifer.stephens@uss.salvationarmy.org or 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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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 Jim Chico at (318) 424-3466 or JChico@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. 112@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 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.

• Ancient & Modern Languages
• Communication
• Arts & Visual Culture
• Music
• Business Administration
• Theatre/Dance

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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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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 (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) concepts through hands-on science and engineering activities and projects. Starbase Louisiana 2.0 participants explore what it means to be an engineer and use their scientific reasoning to make design decisions in collaborative projects.

 

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

  •  Provide mentorship to middle and high school participants
  • Encourage student groups in STEM investigations, give real life examples, an help students develop 21st century skills such as collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and communication

 

For more information on service-learning opportunities with STARBASE LOUISIANA 2.0, contact Kara Reeh at starbasela2.0@gmail.com.

Primary Contact
Benjamin Williamson
318.529.3521


Secondary Contact
Mary Beth Irvine
318.529.3077

 

Related Majors:

  • Chemistry
  • Education
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

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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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 Mr. Charles Washington at (318) 688-4380.

• Education
• English
• Music

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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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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@vyjla.org (extension 104) and Kelli Todd, Executive Director, 318.425.4413 Ext. 103 kelli.todd@vyjla.org

 

Related Majors:

  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • English
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  •  Sociology

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

For more information on service-learning opportunities with Volunteers of America - North Louisiana, contact: Haylee Crawford, Community Engagement Coordinator @ 318.221.2669 or Haylee.Crawford@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