The Rapides Foundation is accepting proposals for grants that encourage and improve physical activity and healthy eating among residents in Central Louisiana. These Community Implementation Grants are for nonprofit organizations, government entities and faith-based community groups located in Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon and Winn parishes.
The Cenla Work Ready Network 2012 Workforce Summit is intended to help employers and other community leaders understand the benefits of using the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) to build a work-ready region in Central Louisiana.
The Cenla Medication Access Program’s cancer screening van will visit Alexandria on Dec. 20-21 to offer Alexandria Parish residents colorectal, breast and cervical cancers screenings.
Thirteen Central Louisiana professionals graduated Nov. 4 from Cenla Boardbuilders, a Community Development Works program that trains emerging leaders to become active in their communities as members of nonprofit boards. Community Development Works is funded by The Rapides Foundation.
The Foundation presented the report in a different way this year to appeal to a wider audience. “In addition to our traditional print version, we added an online element that allows us to tell our story using videos, photos and graphics,” President and CEO Joe Rosier said.