The Orchard Foundation has hired longtime educator and administrator Marjorie Taylor, Ed.D., to the position of executive director. Taylor previously served as dean of the Learning Center for Rapides Parish. Her new position becomes effective Jan. 1.
Nineteen Central Louisiana professionals graduated Nov. 9 from Cenla Boardbuilders, a Community Development Works program that trains emerging leaders to become active in their communities as members of nonprofit Boards of Directors. Community Development Works is a program funded by The Rapides Foundation.
Nationally recognized speaker Rick Bender, who some call the man without a face, will speak to Central Louisiana youth and adults about the dangers of using spit tobacco from Oct. 11-21 in a series of presentations funded by The Rapides Foundation called “Giving People Something Else to Chew On.”
The more time that people, especially children, spend in front of TVs and computers the less active and unhealthier they become. It’s a simple but challenging fact, one that The Rapides Foundation is committed to changing, one week at a time.
A high school program that prepares students for careers in the forest products industry began its fourth year with welcome orientations on Wednesday, Aug. 25. Due to the large number of students enrolled in the program this year, there were two orientation sessions: one at 9:30 a.m. for Allen Parish schools and one at 11 a.m. for Grant, Rapides and Vernon parish schools. Both events were at the RoyOMartin corporate offices in Alexandria.