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October 2011 E-Newsletter

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STEM/CTE programs preparing Central Louisiana students for tomorrow’s careers
After a full year of implementation, The Rapides Foundation is proud of the STEM/CTE programs that are now being offered in nine Central Louisiana school districts.

Ready for work Network helps students get job certifications
Ronda Huff believes one of her main goals as a teacher is to prepare students for the future, and the Cenla Work Ready Network is giving her the extra resources to do it.

Technical training in high schools could have economic impact
One of the goals of The Rapides Foundation’s Cenla Work Ready Network is to increase the number of industry-based certifications offered in Cenla high schools.

Taylor brings expertise to The Orchard Foundation
Marjorie Taylor has been executive director of The Orchard Foundation since Jan. 1, 2011. She was hired following a national search that attracted more than 80 applicants.

Central Louisiana Academic Residency for Teachers  - Dreams become reality
The dream of becoming a teacher is now a reality for Theresa Fletcher. Fletcher spent 16 years as the cafeteria manager at Winnfield Senior High. This year, she entered the classroom as a math teacher at the school.

August 2011 E-Newsletter

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Central Louisiana Academic Residency for Teachers graduates first class
Thirteen new highly qualified math and science teachers are beginning their teaching journeys in Central Louisiana classrooms. They are the first graduates of CART: the Central Louisiana Academic Residency for Teachers.

CART Graduates and Schools
CART's first residents are entering Cenla classrooms this school year. The graduates, and their schools, are listed in the articles.

June 2011 E-Newsletter

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Projects focus on physical activity
Urania Town Clerk Pam Sullivan sees the need for new playground equipment at “Potty Tannehill Memorial Park” every time parents walk the track with their children.

Grants target healthy eating
Manna House in Alexandria serves free, hot lunches to anyone who comes through its serving line. For some, it’s the only hot meal they may receive in a day. 

Congratulations to our new grantees
Look for these projects in Cenla communities: A.L. Hayward Sr. Community Development Corp. - playground equipment and recreation area for children, families and senior citizens in a public housing area in Bunkie...

Accepting proposals again
The Rapides Foundation is once again accepting proposals under its popular Diet and Physical Activity Community Program. This is the second call for proposals under the program.
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