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ABOUT THE
READY LOUISIANA

COALITION

The Ready Louisiana Coalition is a bipartisan statewide coalition formed in 2018 of over 150 businesses, Chambers, advocacy organizations, and early care and education professionals seeking sufficient investment in quality, affordable early care and education in Louisiana.
We believe investing in high-quality early care and education will prepare our students for a smart start in life, enable families to be productive in the workforce, and serve as an economic engine for local communities.

OUR COALITION MEMBERS

​Business Organizations
  1. Baton Rouge Area Chamber
  2. Buckley Builds Construction, LLC
  3. Business Council of New Orleans
  4. Central City Chamber of Commerce
  5. Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce 
  6. Chamber Southwest Louisiana
  7. Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Inc.
  8. Committee of 100 of Northwest Louisiana
  9. DHA Solutions LLC
  10. Gambel Communications
  11. Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce
  12. Greater New Orleans Inc.
  13. Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce
  14. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana
  15. Innovations in Education
  16. Jefferson Business Council
  17. Jefferson Chamber
  18. Jones Walker, LLP
  19. Kenner Business Association
  20. Lafayette Economic Development Authority
  21. Link Restaurant Group
  22. Louisiana Association of Business & Industry
  23. Louisiana Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
  24. Louisiana Early Childhood Business Roundtable
  25. Marksville Chamber of Commerce
  26. MMB LLC LA
  27. Monroe Chamber of Commerce
  28. Natchitoches Chamber of Commerce
  29. New Orleans Business Alliance
  30. New Orleans Chamber of Commerce
  31. New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce
  32. North Louisiana Economic Partnership
  33. Northshore Business Council 
  34. One Acadiana
  35. Pelican State Partners
  36. River Region Chamber of Commerce
  37. Ruston Kiwanis
  38. Ruston Lincoln Chamber of Commerce
  39. Resourcefull Consulting 
  40. Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance
  41. St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce
  42. St. Tammany Corporation
  43. The New Orleans Coalition
  44. Visions Consulting Firm
  45. West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce
  46. West Monroe Chamber of Commerce
​Community & Advocacy Organizations
  1. 10,000 Women LA
  2. 225 Forum
  3. Advancing Communities for Equity
  4. Agenda for Children 
  5. American Association of University Women of Louisiana
  6. American Heart Association
  7. Baby Plus for Good
  8. Baton Rouge Alliance for Students
  9. Baton Rouge Area Foundation
  10. Beloved Community 
  11. BRECEC, Inc -Home Start Education and Wellness Program
  12. Child Care Association of Louisiana
  13. Children’s Coalition of Northeast Louisiana  
  14. Children's Knock Knock Museum
  15. Citizens for One Greater New Orleans
  16. City of New Orleans
  17. Clover (formerly Kingsley House)
  18. Communities in Schools Gulf South
  19. Democrats for Education Reform 
  20. Early Learning Focus
  21. Early Learning Network of St. Landry Parish
  22. Ellevate Louisiana
  23. Fight Crime Invest In Kids
  24. For Providers by Providers
  25. Geaux Far Louisiana
  26. Generation Hope
  27. Health and Education Alliance of Louisiana
  28. Independent Women’s Organization
  29. Institute of Mental Hygiene
  30. Jefferson Ready Start Network
  31. La Board of Regents
  32. League of Women Voters of Louisiana 
  33. Lift Louisiana
  34. Louisiana Association for the Education of Young Children (LAAEYC)
  35. Louisiana Budget Project
  36. Louisiana CASA
  37. Louisiana Children’s Museum
  38. Louisiana Chapter - American Association of Pediatrics
  39. Louisiana Dept. of Health
  40. Louisiana HelpHER Inc
  41. Louisiana NOW
  42. Louisiana Partnership for Children and Families
  43. Louisiana Policy Institute for Children
  44. Louisiana Progress
  45. Louisiana Public Health Institute
  46. My Training Grounds
  47. National Council of 100 Black Women, Greater New Orleans Chapter
  48. New Orleans Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
  49. New Orleans NOW
  50. NOLA C.A.R.E.S.
  51. NSU Child and Family Network
  52. Orleans Public Education Network
  53. Parents As Teachers National Center
  54. Pointe Coupee Early Childhood Coalition
  55. Ready Start Jefferson
  56. Save the Children Action Network
  57. Stand for Children Louisiana
  58. Step Forward - Community Foundation of North Louisiana
  59. Tangipahoa Parish School System
  60. The Center for Literacy and Learning
  61. The Early Childhood Development Center of Avoyelles
  62. The Education Trust
  63. The Nehemiah Projects of Acadiana
  64. The Power Coalition for Equity & Justice
  65. The United for Early Childhood Education Initiative, Loyola Law Clinic
  66. University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Blanco Public Policy Center
  67. University of Louisiana at Monroe
  68. Urban League of Louisiana
  69. Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge 
  70. Volunteers of America South Central Louisiana
  71. West Baton Rouge Parish Schools
  72. West Baton Rouge Ready Start Network
  73. Women's Institute for Equity in Leadership Development
  74. YMCA Capital Area

OUR LATEST WINS

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Faith Organizations
  1. Bread or Stones Campaign
  2. Bridge Ministry of Acadiana
  3. Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans
  4. National Council of Jewish Women, Greater New Orleans Section
Child Care Providers
  1. Beary Cherry Tree Child Development Center
  2. Carlie Care Kids
  3. Carousel Preschool
  4. Clara's Little Lambs
  5. East St. Tammany Rainbow Child Care Center, Inc. 
  6. Kids of Excellence
  7. Les Petits Amis Daycare
  8. London Bridge Early Learning Center
  9. Slater Torah Academy
  10. The Academy of Early Learning
  11. Toddler University
  12. Truman Early Childhood Education Center
  13. Wilcox Academy of Early Learning
  14. Young Scholars Academy
​United Ways
  1. Capital Area United Way
  2. Louisiana Association of United Ways
  3. St. Landry Evangeline United Way
  4. United Way of Acadiana
  5. United Way of Central Louisiana 
  6. United Way of Iberia
  7. United Way of Northeast Louisiana
  8. United Way of Northwest Louisiana
  9. United Way of Southeast Louisiana
  10. United Way of Southwest Louisiana
  11. Women United – United Way of Southeast Louisiana
  12. Women United – United Way of Southwest Louisiana
  13. Women United – St. Landry Evangeline United Way
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