The Northwest Louisiana Community Development Corporation was established in 1999. We are a federally tax exempt non-profit organization in good standing. Our mission is to improve the lives of the underserved in our communities by ensuring they have adequate training programs and services available to enhance their quality of life.
The Debra B. Morton Computer Literacy Laboratory is located within our facility and we offer computer literacy training. The laboratory has been used for tutoring programs as well as various educational training workshops and seminars.
The Northwest Louisiana Community Development Corporation partners with the Praise Temple Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral to host the annual “Back to School Backpack and School Supply Give A Way.” Through our efforts over the years we have donated over 3,000 backpacks filled with school supplies for kindergarten through 12th grade students. Dignitaries from the federal, state and local governments are in attendance each year to support the students and to encourage success in education. In an effort to make a positive impact and investment in the future of our youth and the communities in which they live, the NWLA CDC has implemented the Lifting Individuals and Families through Education (LIFE) Summer Camp. The program targets underserved youth, ages 4-14 throughout the Shreveport/Bossier City area.
The L.I.F.E. Summer Camp focuses on learning through fun and recreation activities such as technology, the arts, community service and physical activities will be offered.
The Academic Excellence Team provides schools that we have adopted (Oak Park Elementary, Midway Elementary School, and Fair Park High School) with volunteers who “give back” by assisting faculty and staff with students. Teachers within the Caddo Parish School System support the programs by administering practice LEAP exams, and assist students with test-taking skills and strategies.
Girls Who Code is a program designed for young ladies in grades 6 through 12. Its initiative is to offer education of the computer sciences. The ladies are trained by instructors who volunteer their time to encourage them to develop different skills as it relates to mobile development to video game design. There are currently over 20 states that have launched.
Adam, Where Art Thou? This monthly program is designed for incarcerated males to reduce the recidivism rates. The men are empowered by various speakers in group settings, participate in supervised recreational activities, and are provided educational components as they transition back into society. Our program offers six core comprehensive life skills teachings and services. Through this program, our goal is to target and promote the effective reintegration of offenders to their communities upon release from prison and jail.
The Road to Homeownership provides general instruction on how to increase your knowledge in in the area of homeownership. Subjects covered include: homeownership readiness, affordability, credit management, property types, available financing, mortgage purchasing, home maintenance and financial management.
Community Assisting is provided through the Northwest Louisiana CDC. The applicant will come and fill out an application and provide their delinquent bill. The board will review the information and the applicant will be informed of results. If applicant is not approved through our organization, they will be referred to other agencies that can assist in their endeavors.
Community Service Resources Listing our organization has acquired a book of resources listing available city, parish, regional and state-wide services that is available to the community within the Ark-La-Tex. The services cover a broad spectrum of topics related to health, education, family sufficiency, child care, employment, mental health, substance abuse, and crisis intervention.