About The Foundation

Since ULI suggestions, a group of Civic Connectors has been developed– a group that is developing a series of Community Forums and other opportunities to listen, record, and analyze what is said across Shreveport-Bossier Louisiana on what matters to us and how our community could make a difference in these important matters.

Finding the common themes that bridge the divisions of race, parts of the cities, and the river through community dialog and a vision of a successful Shreveport-Bossier City Northwest Louisiana regional area.

Addressing the issues of selling ourselves to ourselves by collecting information on what makes us proud of our community.

Lay the ground work for maintaining continued community dialog by first creating a process of learning how to talk to each other and determining what the community feels are major priorities.

Develop a will and constituency for community action – focusing attention on what matters to us and seeking input and solutions from people on “what is missing, that if provided, could make a difference”.

Developing a process to find a “home for the work” on identified community priorities – a home in government,
non-profit, business, or a combination of sectors.

Shreveport and Bossier City have been the beneficiaries of many comprehensive and valuable studies in past years. We must become a community that is known for action—a Shreveport/Bossier City community united with the courage to move forward together to shape our future and create positive change. During the implementation of plans there will be mistakes along the way, but the action plans provide an opportunity to “fine tune” our community plans as needed. We must not allow ourselves the failure of inaction, or of acting too slowly. Our challenge now is to take what we have learned in this study and begin to move quickly to implement the plans of action.

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