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LA SAFE launches series of parish-wide public meetings for coastal parish residents

The public meetings, coordinated by LA SAFE and partners including Foundation for Louisiana, help give coastal residents a broad overview of how the coastline has come to suffer from the kind of erosion that's threatening the economic, cultural and social fabrics of diverse communities.

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LA SAFE launches series of parish-wide public meetings for coastal parish residents

The public meetings, coordinated by LA SAFE and partners including Foundation for Louisiana, help give coastal residents a broad and often historical overview of how the coastline has come to suffer from the kind of erosion that's threatening the economic, cultural and social fabrics of diverse communities. But then as the meetings continue, residents learn how they can become participants and leaders in their own future as they learn to recognize and adapt to challenges by recognizing opportunities.

Foundation's LEAD Program kicks off leadership workshop March 25

Participants learned about FFL's work and mission and were introduced to some of the skills and issues that will be covered in the workshop: civic participation, neighborhood transformation, social justice, leadership development, and civic values, rights and responsibilities. The LEAD Program stands for "Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy, Development."

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LEAD: Training Residents to Be Their Own Champions

bq. "I came to The Foundation for Louisiana, LEAD Community Training Program after a series of personal losses and the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. […] I was accepted into the program and joined a diverse group of community leaders. LEAD introduced us to experts in community engagement and gave us the tools to be effective and make a true difference in our community."

bq. – Kelley Willi…

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