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Louisiana Fosters H2O Ministries Louisiana FostersH2O Ministries In January of 2017, Kerri Vinyard’s phone rang with a familiar voice on the other end. The caller was a young lady who had aged out of the foster care system years before. Kerri had the privilege of meeting her while doing volunteer work with a local […]
Teach MAM Teach MAM: An Exciting Partnership to Strengthen Arts Education Across Louisiana Key’re BradfordTeach MAM Movement Ambassador No Equipment, No Problem Teaching in the new online, in-person, or hybrid environment can present a unique set of challenges for students, teachers and parents alike. It is important, however […]
TRINETTE L. WALLACE Lafourche Parish West Thibodaux Middle School 6th-grade Ancient History Teacher River Deep: Navigating through uncharted waters with Patience and Dedication TRINETTE L. WALLACE Lafourche ParishWest Thibodaux Middle School6th-grade Ancient History Teacher River Deep: Navigating Through Uncharted Waters with Patience and Dedication On September 4, 2020, […]
BRIDGET TATE Owner, Lighting Stylist CAPITAL CITY LIGHTING BRIDGET TATEOwner, Lighting Stylist: CAPITAL CITY LIGHTING After 14 years as a stay at home mom, Bridget Tate got a part-time job at a small local lighting boutique. She began by working with the occasional walk in to help pick out a fixture from the showroom […]
FOURTH DISTRICTMISSIONARY BAPTISTASSOCIATION Hurricane LauraRelief Efforts FOURTH DISTRICT MISSIONARY BAPTIST ASSOCIATIONHurricane Laura Relief Efforts Disaster Relief Management is a division of the Fourth District Missionary Baptist Association of Louisiana, a non-profit Christian community of over 65 churches from six parishes. Included are East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Iberville, and […]
GOLD STAR FAMILIES Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs GOLD STAR FAMILIESLouisiana Department of Veterans Affairs Each year on the last Sunday in September, Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs recognizes and honors the Gold Star mothers and families who have lost a son or a daughter in the service to our country. While it was […]
TURKEY AND SAUSAGE GUMBO Recipe Courtesy First Lady Donna Edwards TURKEY AND SAUSAGE GUMBO Ingredients: 1 cup vegetable oil1 cup all-purpose flour1 large onion, chopped1 large green bell pepper, chopped1 celery stalk, chopped1 lb. andouille sausage, sliced 1/4 inch thick4 cloves garlic, mincedsalt and pepper to tasteCreole seasoning to taste5 cups chicken broth1 bay […]
RECOVERY RED BEANS AND RICE Recipe Courtesy Chef Amy Sins RECOVERY RED BEANS AND RICE Ingredients: 1 lb. dry kidney beans¼ cup olive oil1 large onion, chopped1 green bell pepper, chopped2 tablespoons minced garlic2 stalks celery, chopped6 cups water2 bay leaves1 teaspoon cayenne pepper1 teaspoon dried thyme¼ teaspoon dried sage1 tablespoon dried parsley1 teaspoon […]
Teach MAM Teach MAM: An Exciting Partnership to Strengthen Arts Education Across Louisiana Mickey Smith Jr. Teach MAM Ambassador As Winston Churchill was working to form the United Nations after World War II, he once famously said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” Churchill had a fantastic […]
Louisiana Fosters 4th Annual Summit (2020)via Zoom Louisiana Fosters4th Annual Summit (Zoom) On August 21, 2020, Louisiana Fosters held its 4th annual summit. Knowing the mission of Louisiana Fosters is not lost or void during these times, the team knew they needed to continue pressing into the “One Church, One Family, One Child” initiative […]
ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING EMPOWER 225 THE HOPE TEAM SEPTEMBER 2020 EMPOWER 225 Since its inception in 2010, Empower 225 (E225) has provided comprehensive services for adult and minor victims of all forms of trafficking. While E225’s mission is to serve at-risk youth in the 70805 and 70802 zip codes, the Hope Team serves survivors of human […]
LAWRENCE BROOKS America’s Oldest WWII Veteran,U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs LAWRENCE BROOKSAmerica’s Oldest WWII Veteran For some, being called the oldest isn’t appealing. But for World War II veteran Lawrence Brooks, it’s an honor. Brooks is America’s oldest WWII veteran, and he’s about to celebrate his 111th birthday. Born Sept. 12, 1909, Brooks was raised in […]
A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Delery has lived there all of her life except during undergraduate school and a brief stint in Seattle, WA. She is a mother to four boys, ranging in ages from 21 to 16, and they are the heart and soul of her life.
Delery earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and Master’s Degree from Louisiana State University. She is currently a fellow at Loyola University New Orleans, Institute of Politics. Her volunteer work has mostly evolved from issues that have affected her personally. Actively engaged in disability rights advocacy, Delery has testified numerous times in the Louisiana Legislature regarding issues that affect persons with developmental disabilities. She served as the chair of the Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council, worked for seven years directing regional advocacy efforts and is a graduate of Louisiana’s Partners In Policymaking.