Welcome to the Children's Coalition for Northeast Louisiana

The Children’s Coalition for Northeast Louisiana is a membership-based 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating communities where children and families thrive. We address the needs of children and youth ages 0-18 in four main areas: Early Care and Education, Healthy Living, Parent Education and Youth Development.

The need for an organization that could quickly move between and work within other non-profits to meet community need was first identified in 1998 at a regional Summit on Youth. There was a clear recognition of how much stronger our communities would be if organizations collaborated and became partners in solving and meeting the needs of children. The Children’s Coalition for Northeast Louisiana came into being as a result of this visionary thinking.

Through providing services that address critical issues and raise the level of care and support for children 0-18 in our region, it’s the hope of the Children’s Coalition to create a stronger, more empowered community that will bring prosperity to Northeast Louisiana.

Creating communities where children and families thrive by…

  • Collaborating with partner organizations and agencies to identify and address critical issues related to children and youth.
  • Facilitating change by bringing together people and programs to meet specific needs of children and families in our community.
  • Educating parents, professionals and policy-makers on “what works” for children in our community.

The Benefits of Membership

While there are some tangible benefits for our members (recognition, discounts, email updates, etc.), it is the intangible that really matters. Stop for a moment: imagine a specific child, any child. Got that image? Now, ask yourself: what will it take for that child to grow, thrive and flourish?
Membership is how you invest in that child.

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Want a fast overview of our programs?

We know, it can be hard to summarize what we do in a few short sentences; so we created this cheat sheet to help you:

Coalition One-Sheet