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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

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  • Database management (historical documents)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 American Rose Society, 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

-No placements for Fall 2020-

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 

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

-No placements for Fall 2020-

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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Boy Scouts of America, Norwela Council

Boy Scouts of America, Norwela Council
3508 Beverly Place
Shreveport, LA 71104

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America, Norwela Council is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifestyles by instilling in them the values found in the Scout Oath and Law.

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

  • Provide activity and event assistance for weekend happenings
  • Develop marketing plans
  • Perform administrative duties
  • Offer program and retail support
  • Participate in youth recruiting efforts

For more information on service-learning opportunities with Boy Scouts of America, Norwela Council, contact:

Jeff Brasher, Scout Executive
(primary contact)
318.868.2774
Jeffrey.brasher@scouting.org

Steve Williams, Assistant Scout Executive 
318.868.2774
Steve.williams2@scouting.org

Related Majors:

  • Business
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
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Caddo Council on Aging

-No placements for Fall 2020-

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

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

Related Majors:

  • Art and Visual Culture
  • Biology, Biochemistry, and Biophysics
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
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Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation

Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation
2900 Hearne Ave., Suite B
Shreveport, LA 71103

Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation is committed to providing quality facilities, recreational programs, and other leisure time activities for the enjoyment, health, and benefit of the residents of Caddo Parish, in carrying out this responsibility, the agency provides clean, safe park facilities, throughout the Parish and a variety of recreational programs to ensure a positive experience for all visitors.

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

  • Provide homework assistance as volunteer instructors for Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation After-school/Out-of-school time programs
  • Assist and volunteer with scheduled leisure events and health/wellness program initiatives for youth and teens
  • Development of content for social media

  • Record, edit and post programs/activities

  • Assist with grant application process regarding wellness & health

  • Make sponsorship proposal presentations   

For more information on service-learning opportunities with Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation, contact:

Stacy Gray, Education Coordinator
sgray@caddo.org                            
318.220.6026 (cell)

Patrick Wesley, Director
318.212.0220 office
pwesley@caddo.org

 

Related Majors:

  • Ancient and Modern Languages
  • Art and Visual Cultural
  • 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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Chimp Haven

-No placements for Fall 2020-

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
cjones@chimphaven.org
318.925.5605

Related Majors:

  • Biology, Biochemistry & Biophysics
  • Psychology
  • Communication
  • Education
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Common Ground Community Inc.

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)
lisa.cronin@cookyancey.com


Sarah Schoop, Director of Programs
318.606.5024 (office)/ 337.842.1241 (cell)
sarah@commongroundshreveport.com

 

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

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:

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

-No placements accepted for Fall 2020-

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:     

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

-No placements for Fall 2020-

Creswell Elementary
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
twilliams@caddoschools.org

Alton Dozier
Principal
318.222.5935
adozier@caddoschools.org

Related Majors:

  • Art and Visual Culture
  • Education
  • English
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Theater/Dance
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Dress for Success

Dress for Success
1520 N. Hearne
Suite 108
Shreveport, LA 71107

The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development of tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

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

  • Assist with hands-on client experience with the Client Suiting program
  • Serve as a personal shopper and interview preparation
  • Facilitate Women of the Workforce (W.O.W.) program which is a 12-week program that occurs every Wednesday from 11 am – 1pm (specific duties include greeting participants and guest speakers, setting up PowerPoints and reading materials for the group)
  • Facilitate The Professional Women Group (PWG) which meets every second Tuesday of the month from 6-8 pm
  • Assist with the in house Career Center by providing computer updates

For more information on service-learning opportunities with Dress for Success, contact:

Erica McCain
Executive Director
shreveport-bossier@dressforsuccess.org
318.674.3509

Related Majors:

  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Sociology
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Evergreen Life Services

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

Sandy Wallace
Administrative Assistant
swallace@evergreenls.org
318.747.1460

Related Majors:

  • Art & Visual Culture
  • Education
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Business Administration
  • Sociology
  • Communication
  • Psychology

 

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First Baptist Church School

primarily for PSY 250 students unless special permission granted

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

-No placements for Fall 2020-

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

Contact:

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 Fuller Center, 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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Geaux 4 Kids

Geaux 4 Kids
1513 Doctors Drive
Suite 100 - B
Bossier City, 71111

The mission of Geaux 4 Kids is to provide Geaaux Bags statewide in Louisiana to children placed in the foster care system.

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

  • Assist with packing Geaux bags for clients
  • Help set up community events
  • Receive and organize community donations
  • Compose graphics for social media

For more information on service-learning opportunities with Dress for Success, contact:

Jessica Yeates
Program Coordinator 
jessica@geaux4kids.com
318.331.5166

KC Kilpatrick
Executive Director 
KC@geaux4kids.com
318.550.8785

Related Majors:

  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Psychology
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Girl Scouts of Louisiana - Pines to the Gulf

Girl Scouts of Louisiana - Pines to the Gulf
3921 Southern Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71106

The mission of Girls Scouts of America (Pines to the Gulf) is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character while making the world a better place. Girl Scouts of Louisiana – Pines to the Gulf is a leadership organization for girls that offers opportunities to build skills in entrepreneurship/business, life skills/healthy living, outdoor education/adventure, and STEAM.

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

  • Assistance with development of program curriculum
  • Recruitment of new members
  • Facilitate digital marketing and social media management platforms
  • Interact with community partners for potential skill-building program opportunities
  • Coordination of special events
  • Special project for product program department in Fall 2020:
    • Students will help implement strategic and operational plans for the councils Fall and flagship Cookie Program. These are both large-scaled projects that serve our entire membership. This project needs assistance in various areas of organizing, coordinating, scheduling, training, promotional communication, and logistics. Persons interested should be willing to interact positively with diverse groups of people, as well, have organizational and phone etiquette skills. This special project would benefit anyone looking to gain valuable community contacts while developing marketable Project Management, organizational, and promotional skills.

For more information on service-learning opportunities with Girl Scouts of Louisiana - Pines to the Gulf, contact:

Darion Lespier
Director of Program and Property 
dlespier@gslpg.org
954.204.5487

Francesca Posey
Director of Product Program and Retail 
fposey@gslpg.org
318.868.7322 ext. 1405

Related Majors:

  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

 

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The Glen Retirement System

-No placements for Fall 2020-

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:     

Katherine Gullett
Volunteer Coordinator
318.798.3500
kgullett@theglensystem.org

Lydia Earhart
Director of Marketing & Community Relations
318.798.3500
learhart@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 :     

Liz Thigpen
Office Manager
lthigpen@thearccaddobossier.org
318.938.9166

Caroline Hendrix
Director
318.938.9166
chendrix@thearcaddobossier.org


Related Majors:

  • Communication
  • Education
  • Health & Exercise Sciences
  • Psychology
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Heart of Hope A Sanctuary for Women

Heart of Hope -A Sanctuary for Women
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:

                
Debbie Dodd
Church and Community Liaison
318.925.4663 (office) or  254.722.3882 (cell)
debbiem@heartofhopeministry.com


Jodie Burns
Executive Director
318.925.4663
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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Holy Angels

Holy Angels
10450 Ellerbe Road
Shreveport, LA 71106

The mission of Holy Angels is to provide individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities a path to self-fulfillment through education, empowerment, spirituality, independence, and work.

Centenary students (primarily for PSY 250 students unless special permission granted) must have a background check and can serve this community partner in the following ways:

  • Participation in Angel Works Enterprises
  • Assistance with Health/Fitness activities
  • Maintenance undertakings throughout campus

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

Alex Einerson
Volunteer & Communications Coordinator
aeinerson@laholyangels.org  
angels@laholyangels.org
318.629.1734  or 318.797.8500

Related Majors:

  • Art and Visual Culture
  • Biology, Chemistry, & Biophysics
  • Communication
  • Education
  • English
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology

The Hub Urban Ministries

The Hub Urban Ministries
605 Cotton Street
Shreveport, LA 71101

The mission of the Hub Urban Ministries is to give everyone in our city access to a restored life through the following primary programs: The Lovewell Center and Purchased: Not For Sale.

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

  • Sort donations
  • Provide assistance to the stores in The Lovewell Center
  • Serve at Community Meal on Tuesday nights, breakfast on Wednesday mornings,
    on a weekend event

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

Kassie Cash
Director of Operations 
serve@thehubministry.com
318.606.2518

Sarah Teutsch
Lovewell Director 
sarah@thehubministry.com
318.606.2518

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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Institute for Global Outreach

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
(318) 425-3351
Igocares@gmail.com

Related Majors

  • Business Administration
  • Geology
  • Communication
  • Philosophy
  • Education
  • Sociology
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Junior Achievement of North Louisiana, Inc.

Junior Achievement of North Louisiana, Inc.
3825 Gilbert Drive
Shreveport, LA 71104

The mission of Junior Achievement of North Louisiana Inc. is to empower young people to own their economic success.

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

  • Serve as a Virtual Classroom Volunteer

  • Process and deliver educational kits to elementary schools

  • Work with In Design company to develop and design components for constant contact, website, programs and promotional pieces for the following:
    JA Business Hall of Fame
    JA Inspire Virtual
    JA College & Career Quest
    JA Finance Park Virtual
    JA BizTown Adventures
    JA and Brees Dream Foundation, Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge

  • Provide Support staff for JA Business Hall of Fame, Laureate Induction Dinner and various other events

For more information about Service-Learning opportunities with Junior Achievement contact:

Nita Cook 
President/Executive Director
Nita.Cook@JA.org
318.588.2911

Melanie Johnson
Melanie.Johnson@JA.org
318.469.8669

Related Majors

  • Art and Visual Culture
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theater/Dance
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Kids Hope USA

-No placements for Fall 2020-

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
room 202 behind Centenary Square

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 
(318) 869-2411
 Literacyvolunteers837@gmail.com

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

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 

Museum hours:
Monday - Friday   
9 am – 4 pm

Related Majors:

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

 

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LSU AgCenter (Northwest Region)

-No placements for Fall 2020-

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

Related Majors:

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

-No placements in Fall 2020-

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 

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

-No placements in Fall 2020-

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:   

Jordan Ring
Associate Director
318.227.2912 Ext. 9
jordan@mlk.org

Janet Mentesane
Executive Director
318.227.2912 Ext. 1
jmentesane@mlkhealth.org

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Noel Food Pantry

Noel Food Pantry
520 Herndon Street
Shreveport, LA 71101

The mission of the Noel Food Pantry is to provide food to the needy in the Highland area to take home and prepare.

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

  • Place food in boxes or bags for clients
  • Greet visitors to the Noel Food Pantry
  • Input identification information and verify financial data (i.e. income)

For more information on service-learning opportunities with Noel Food Pantry, contact:   

Mary Caldwell
Director
mcaldwell@noelumc.org or marytcmusic@att.net
318.424.0434

Ashleigh Salley
Assistant Director
asalley@noelumc.org
318.424.0434

Related Majors:

  • Business
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport

-No placements for Fall 2020-

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport
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.Timmonsmosley@ochsnerlsuhs.org

Jill Hurd
Patient Relations Manager
318.626.1208
Jill.Hurd@ochsnerlsuhs.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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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:

Curala Dyer, Office Manager
318.946.2101
Curaladyer121@gmail.com

Doreatha Cann, Administrative Assistant
Huneybeedc@suddenlink.net
318.212.0029

 

Related Majors:

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

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
Outreach Supervisor
Primary Contact
318.221.8003 / 318. 751.8106
petrpci@gmail.com

Angela Henderson
Assistant Executive Director 
saccpci@gmail.com
318.227.7900

 

Related Majors:

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

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


Shelly Marshall
CAO/Human Resources Director
smarshall@theprovidencehouse.com
318.221.7887 Ext. 104

Related Majors:

  • Art & Visual Culture
  • Biology, Biochemistry, & Biophysics
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • English
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Sociology
  • Theater/Dance
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Red River Coalition of Community Gardens

Red River Coalition of Community Gardens
1605 Martha Street
Shreveport, LA 71104

The mission of the Red River Coalition of Community Gardens is to create and maintain community gardens in the Shreveport and Bossier City area. The organization seeks to promote sustainable practices, grow healthy food, provide education on leading healthy lifestyles, while building relationships and empowering persons to share their unique talents.

  • Centenary students can serve with this community partner in the following ways:
  • Participate in community outreach
  • Maintain and build community gardens
  • Communicate garden education presentations
  • Research grant opportunities for garden nutrition education
  • Implement and assist with youth and adult programs

For more information on service-learning opportunities with Red River Coalition of Community Gardens, contact:

Deborrah “Cookie” Coleman
RRCCG Board President 
colemanfam6@bellsouth.net
318.617.7950

Ruth Schlichtmier
Garden Coordinator 
318.286.2434

Related Majors:

  • Biology, Biochemistry, and Biophysics
  • Communication
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • Sociology

Renesting Project, Inc.

Renesting Project, Inc.
1331 Driftwood Drive
Bossier City, LA 71111

The mission of the Resting Project, Inc., a community furniture bank that cleans, repairs, and repurposes gently used furniture, is to provide gently used furniture and household goods to those in need in the Shreveport-Bossier area.

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

  • Collect data from clients at the time of service that will be used for running reports and submitting grants
  • Interact with and assist donors and volunteers in order to develop a deeper understanding of client needs and the importance of transitioning out of homelessness
  • Prepare donations and outgoing items for disbursement

For more information on service-learning opportunities with The Renesting Project, Inc., contact:   

Emily Jo Manchester
 
Assistant Executive Director 
frontdesk@renestingprojectinc.org
318.747.5520

Noel Haacker
Founder/Executive Director 
nhaacker@renestingprojectinc.org
318.747.5520

Related Majors:

  • Communication
  • Health & Exercise Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

 

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Renzi Education & Art Center

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 :            

Cassandra Key
Executive Director
318.222.1414
cassandra@renzicenter.org

Shadi Darzeidan
Program Manager
318.222.1414
shadi@renzicenter.org

Related Majors:

  • Ancient & Modern Languages
  • Education
  • Sociology
  • Arts & Visual Culture
  • English
  • Communication
  • Music
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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 Brown
Executive Director
318.636.3313
501.563.6554 (cell)
Vanessa.Brown@uss.salvatinarmy.org

Desiree Williams
Program Coordinator
Desiree.Williams@uss.salvationarmy.org
318.636,3313

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

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

Related Majors:

  • 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

-No Placements for Fall 2020-

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

Jacob McCarty
Vocational Training Manager
318.227.2868 Ext.112
jmccarty@sbrescuemission.com

Related Majors:

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

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
318.219.1888 ext. 14
eharmeyer@shreveportgreen.org

Lauren Jones, Urban Farm Director
318.219.1888 Ext. 12
ljones@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:    

Pam Atchison
Executive Director
pam@shrevearts.org
318.673.6500

Rachel Rosenzweig
Office Manager
rachel@shrevearts.org
318.673.6500

 

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

-No placements for Fall 2020-

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 

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, contact:   


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


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.

Kara Reeh
STEM Coordinator (6th-12th)
starbasela2.0@gmail.com
318.529.3521

Laurie Ilgenfritz
Executive Director
sb.louisiana@dodstarbase.org
318.529.3521

Related Majors:

  • Chemistry
  • Education
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
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Stoner Hill Elementary School

-No Placements for Fall 2020-

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, Principal at (318) 222-5317.

Related Majors:

  •  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

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 Harper McKnight, Community Engagement Coordinator at (318) 677-2504 or volunteer@unitedwaynwla.org.

Related Majors:

  • 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:

Shonda Houston-Dodie
shonda.houston@vyjla.org 
318.425.4413 ext. 104

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

-No placements for Fall 2020-

Volunteers of America - North Louisiana
360 Jordan 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 McCarty
Director of Community Engagement 318.221.2669
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:

Rachel Scott
Interim Executive Director 
ywcanwla@gmail.com
318.550.4417

Deborah Reed
Teen Program Manager
318.550.4417
dreedywca@gmail.com

Related Majors:

  • Business
  • Communication
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
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