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Volunteers of American North Louisiana

9:10am

Mon September 8, 2014
Local

LightHouse in Shreveport continues to brighten children's lives

Community Foundation of North Louisiana's Paula Hickman stands in front of a large photo capturing a LightHouse interaction, a program she co-founded in the mid-1980s.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A program that aims to break the cycle of poverty in Shreveport and Bossier City’s poorest neighborhoods is celebrating 25 years of carrying out its mission through Volunteers of America North Louisiana.

The LightHouse offers after-school tutoring and mentoring to the most vulnerable children. Community Foundation of North Louisiana executive director Paula Hickman was one of its founders. She recalls when LightHouse was just an idea.

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9:14am

Wed July 24, 2013
Local

Federal grant to assist hundreds of homeless veterans in north Louisiana

Gary Jaynes directs veterans services for Volunteers of American North Louisiana based in Shreveport.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Volunteers of America North Louisiana will be able to help hundreds more homeless veterans in the area through a federal grant that will increase this fiscal year by more than $100,000. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs grant is through the Supportive Services for Veterans Families program. It can be used in a variety of ways to secure housing for veterans, according to Gary Jaynes, director of veterans services for Volunteers of America North Louisiana.

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