What We Do

“This is what the Children’s Coalition does best—working at both the ground and system levels, we identify problems, collaborate with partners to come up with solutions, and when a solution or program doesn’t already exist— we work with funders and policy makers to create one. In this way, children and families in our community don’t just survive—they THRIVE!”

-Lynn V. Clark, PhD Executive Director

Our Four Focus Areas


Who We Serve

  • Parents call 318-323-8775 or visit the Coalition online to find quality childcare for children ages 0-4. Sign up for parenting classes and connect with other parents and professionals through our membership forums and events.
  • Educators take Early Childhood classes and learn about evidence-based practices for Healthy Living and Youth Development at the annual What Works Conference.
  • Community Partners collaborate with professionals and non-profits to identify and address local needs relating to children by hosting or attending a “Children’s Table.” Network with other organizations at community events and in the partnership database.
  • Businesses invest in our local children and receive a dollar-for-dollar return through school-readiness tax credits. Showcase your business at local events through sponsorships or purchasing a brick to be displayed in our new facility, located in Downtown Monroe at 117 Hall Street.


Where We Work

We are located in Monroe, Louisiana and we serve the northeast region of Louisiana, Region 9, which includes the following parishes: Caldwell, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, Union, and West Carroll. Our main office is located in Downtown Monroe at 117 Hall Street, Monroe, LA 71201.

How We Operate

We need you to help provide a strong and consistent base of support to meet specific community needs—without having to rely on the agenda of a government funder. In this way, the Children’s Coalition for Northeast Louisiana can fulfill its primary mission of collaborating with partner agencies to identify and address critical issues related to children and youth in our community, facilitating change by bringing together people and programs to meet those needs, and educating parents, professionals and policy-maker on “what works” for children in our community.