People Plan

Becoming a community that fosters and supports resilience and upward mobility


The Shreveport Choice Neighborhood will become a community that fosters and supports resilience and upward mobility for all families and individuals who reside in Allendale, Ledbetter Heights and the West Edge.


Volunteers of America North Louisiana, in partnership with residents, social service agencies, and businesses, will lead the effort to address the needs of residents of Choice Neighborhood, who qualify as low income.

The People Plan focuses on three critical areas – education, employment, and health care – with the goal of lasting stability for the individuals and families of the neighborhood.  Once realized, these outcomes will:

Ensure children and youth are succeeding in school with goals for the future

Provide necessary skills to access living wage jobs

Improve health and quality of life in the neighborhood

Case Management and Supportive Services

Volunteers of America brings more than 80 years of experience in social services to the residents of Choice Neighborhood. Residents will work with case managers to create and manage family and individual goals based on their individual needs. With the help of partner agencies, Volunteers of America will walk with residents as they eliminate any barriers to achieving their goals and take advantage of every opportunity for success. Goals are assessed regularly with the case managers.

The following network of expert partners will provide special programs and services directed at the residents:

Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana

Job readiness and placement

MLK Health Center and Pharmacy

Improve access to health care and education

Shreveport Green

Opportunities for work and training in the Urban Farm and nutrition education

NSU Children and Family Network

Ensure quality early childhood education

Communities In Schools

In-school support for children focused on academics, behavior and attendance

Volunteers of America LightHouse

After-school and summer program located in neighborhood schools and the community

Southern University Shreveport Louisiana

Job training and education

If you are interested in assistance in any of these areas, visit our website at , call us at 603-3374, email, or visit us at the Blue Suede Studio at 728 Elvis Presley Avenue Shreveport, LA 71101.