Tammy Moreau / Thursday, December 17, 2015 / Categories: Press Releases Class of 2015 Completes Cenla Boardbuilders Program Ten graduates join alumni of CDW program Ten Central Louisiana nonprofit leaders recently graduated from Cenla Boardbuilders, a leadership development program for emerging leaders to become active as members of local nonprofit boards. Through Cenla Boardbuilders, a program of Community Development Works, participants are trained through a series of sessions on the roles and responsibilities of an effective board member. Two learning tracks are available: Track I, for newly seated board members with limited service experience who are seeking training only; and Track II, for individuals with no previous board service who are seeking training and help to connect with local nonprofits. Employer partners participate in the program by allowing their employee time off during work hours to attend training sessions and board meetings. Nonprofit partners connect with Cenla Boardbuilders graduates to offer board service opportunities. The following graduates completed the Cenla Boardbuilders Program, and now join a group of 167 Cenla Boardbuilders alumni: Track I: Currently serving on a board Deborah H. Dumars, Board Member; Nonprofit Partner: Central Louisiana Homeless Coalition Sarah D. Perry, Board Member; Nonprofit Partner: Arna Bontemps African American Museum Betty R. Shields, Advisory Committee Member; Nonprofit Partner: Arna Bontemps African American Museum Elvin L. Shields, Board Member; Nonprofit Partner: Arna Bontemps African American Museum Track II: Seeking board service John Belvin, Senior Pastor; Employer Partner: New Birth Christian Ministries Wanda M. Hebert, Program Technician; Employer Partner: USDA Farm Service Agency Kadie Cross Kennedy, Producer/Commercial Surety Account Manager; Employer Partner: BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Inc. Sarah D. Kramer, Funeral Director Apprentice; Employer Partner: Kramer Funeral Home Tonya Nash, Manager, Corporate Training & Employee Development; Employer Partner: Cleco Corporation Mark P. Rills, Workforce Development Manager; Employer Partner: RoyOMartin To learn full details about Cenla Boardbuilders or participate in the 2016 program, call CDW at 318-443-7880 or toll free at 1-800-803-8075. Community Development Works is a program of The Rapides Foundation. Cenla Boardbuilders Class of 2015 Previous Article 2014 Annual Report Available Next Article First Kagan School Trainer Certified in Cenla Print 3562 Tags: CDWCenla Boardbuilders More links Community Development WorksLearn about the work of CDW Visit the CDW website.