Friday, May 24 2013 8:09 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:09:02 GMT
Biomedical Research Foundation has decided to move forward with a plan to operate and manage LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and other cities in Louisiana. More >>
Biomedical Research Foundation has decided to move forward with a plan to operate and manage LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, Louisiana.More >>
For 17 years, Community Renewal International has been working to restore safe and caring neighborhoods. One way of doing that is through Community Renewal Friendship Houses.
According to Community Renewal, a Friendship House is a haven of hope in low-income, high-crime neighborhoods. A Community Coordinator is employed by Community Renewal International. The coordinator and their family moves into the home and becomes a part of the neighborhood. Most houses the families like upstairs, while the downstairs area serves as a "community center" in the home. It's a place for after school programs, character building, computer training, and much more.
There are currently nine "Friendship Houses" in the Shreveport-Bossier area. A tenth Friendship House is under construction right now. As of the beginning of this year, 2,725 children are active participants of the Friendship Houses. At each home there is either a "Kids Club" or a "Youth Club."
Click here to find out how you can help build the next Friendship house and support communities through the 2011 House for Hope, which is nearing completion.
Below is a list of all Friendship Houses in the Shreveport-Bossier area.
Allendale Kids Club Coordinator: OPEN House opened: April 2002 Active attendance: 10 Total attendance since opening: 177
Youth Club Coordinator: Sherry Brown House opened: April 2002 Active attendance: 10 Total attendance since opening: 116
Barksdale Annex Kids Club Coordinator: Manuela Standard House opened: February 2009 Active attendance: 20 Total attendance since opening: 329
Youth Club Coordinator: Tina Sheffield House opened: October 2003 Active attendance: 15 Total attendance since opening: 281
Cedar Grove Kids Club Coordinator: Michelle Walter (since January 2005) House opened: March 1999 Active attendance: 15 Total attendance since opening: 342
Youth Club Coordinator: Gwen Taylor House opened: August 1998 Active attendance: 20 Total attendance since opening: 315
Highland Kids Club Coordinator: Sandra Simpson House opened: May 1997 Active attendance: 22 Total attendance since opening: 518 Youth Club Coordinator: Emmitt Welch House opened: July 1998 Active attendance: 51 Total attendance since opening: 669
Queensborough Kids Club Coordinator: Sabrina Henderson House opened: awaiting construction Active attendance: 17 Total attendance since opening: 193
Youth Club Coordinator: James Melvin House opened: January 2006 Active attendance: 12 Total attendance since opening: 152
Friday, May 24 2013 9:24 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:24:18 GMT
Concealed weapon permits are popular certain parts of Louisiana, though some of locations may surprise you. Louisiana Department of Public Safety officials gave a report to state legislators detailingMore >>
Concealed weapon permits are popular in certain parts of Louisiana, though some locations may surprise you.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:44 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:44:25 GMT
TAMPA, FL (WTSP/CNN) – Authorities in Tampa, FL, made a startling discovery during a foreclosure eviction. Police found 66-year-old James Hopkins living on the property that belonged to someone else. TheyMore >>
Authorities in Tampa, FL, made a startling discovery during a foreclosure eviction.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:59 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:59:20 GMT
(CNN) – Brad Pitt has become one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood the last two decades. But the actor said recognizing other people's faces has always been a problem. In an Esquire interview,More >>
In an Esquire interview, Brad Pitt said he was convinced he suffered from "face blindness."More >>
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>