Camella’s Story

Camella, age 11, is a shining star. Last year, she won Student of the Year at Bossier Elementary. “I had to write an essay. Our principal picked the top 3 essays and she chose mine as the best one,” Camella said with a big smile. She began attending our Bossier...

$250,000 Grant Awarded to Children and Families Programs

$250,000 Grant Awarded to Children and Families Programs Volunteers of America North Louisiana’s children and families programs, The LightHouse and partnership with Communities In Schools, secures a $250,000 grant from the Community Foundation of North Louisiana and...

PR & Development Coordinator Hired in Central Louisiana

Volunteers of America in Central Louisiana is pleased to announce the hiring of Meghan Odom, Public Relations and Development Coordinator.   Odom shares, “There are so many reasons I was initially attracted to Volunteers of America. Growing up all I wanted was to...

Quinn’s Story

One year ago, Quinn, age 56, was living underneath the Market Street Bridge in Shreveport, Louisiana. As a homeless Veteran, he was uncomfortable letting others know about his situation. “I was telling people that I stayed at the Hilton and they would be in...

Brammer Engineering Volunteers Give Back

This is Brammer Engineering’s fourth year to allow their employees to have an hour a week of company time during the spring to work with students at the LightHouse, after-school and summer program, as a way to give back to children in our community. During...

Congrats to our Teen Club Graduates!

Khoury first walked into the LightHouse, after-school and summer program, as a shy 12 year old boy starting the 6th grade. “The LigthHouse introduced me into sports. It was just a fun place to be,” he remembers. As Khoury grew up and began high school, he...