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ABOUT THE
READY LOUISIANA

COALITION

The Ready Louisiana Coalition is a bipartisan statewide coalition formed in 2018 of over 100 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

Faith Organizations
  1. Bread or Stones Campaign
  2. National Council of Jewish Women, Greater New Orleans Section
​Business Organizations
  1. Baton Rouge Area Chamber
  2. Business Council of New Orleans
  3. Central Louisiana Regional Chamber of Commerce 
  4. Chamber Southwest Louisiana
  5. Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Inc.
  6. Committee of 100 of Northwest Louisiana
  7. East St. Tammany Chamber
  8. Gambel Communications
  9. Greater New Orleans Inc.
  10. Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce
  11. Gulf Coast Resources Louisiana
  12. Hayes Strategic Solutions
  13. Hispanic Chamber of New Orleans
  14. Innovations in Education
  15. Jefferson Business Council
  16. Jefferson Chamber
  17. Kenner Business Association
  18. Learning Matters LLC
  19. Link Restaurant Group
  20. Louisiana Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
  21. Louisiana Early Childhood Business Roundtable
  22. Monroe Chamber of Commerce
  23. MMB LA LLC
  24. Natchitoches Chamber
  25. New Orleans Business Alliance
  26. New Orleans Chamber
  27. New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce
  28. North Louisiana Economic Partnership
  29. Northshore Business Council 
  30. One Acadiana
  31. River Region Chamber of Commerce
  32. Ruston Lincoln Chamber of Commerce
  33. Resourcefull Consulting 
  34. Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance
  35. St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce
  36. The New Orleans Coalition
​Community & Advocacy Organizations
  1. Agenda for Children 
  2. American Association of University Women of Louisiana
  3. American Heart Association
  4. Baton Rouge Early Childhood Education Collaborative 
  5. Center for Development and Learning
  6. Child Care Association of Louisiana 
  7. Children’s Coalition of Northeast Louisiana  
  8. Community Foundation of North Louisiana
  9. Citizens for One Greater New Orleans 
  10. Early Learning Focus
  11. Education Right Now Louisiana
  12. Ellevate Louisiana
  13. Forum 225
  14. Health and Education Alliance of Louisiana
  15. Independent Women’s Organization
  16. Institute of Mental Hygiene  
  17. Jefferson Early Childhood Collaborative Network
  18. League of Women Voters of Louisiana 
  19. Lift Louisiana
  20. Louisiana Budget Project
  21. Louisiana CASA
  22. Louisiana Children’s Museum
  23. Louisiana Chapter - American Association of Pediatrics
  24. Louisiana NOW
  25. Louisiana Partnership for Children and Families
  26. Louisiana Policy Institute for Children
  27. Louisiana Progress
  28. Louisiana Public Health Institute
  29. National Council of 100 Black Women, Greater New Orleans Chapter
  30. New Orleans Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
  31. New Orleans NOW
  32. NSU Child and Family Network
  33. Orleans Public Education Network
  34. Ready Start Jefferson
  35. Save the Children Action Network
  36. Step Forward
  37. Stand for Children Louisiana
  38. The Early Childhood Development Center of Avoyelles
  39. The Education Trust
  40. The Power Coalition for Equity & Justice
  41. Urban League of Louisiana
  42. Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge
Child Care Providers
  1. Beary Cherry Tree Child Development Center
  2. Carlie Care Kids
  3. Creative Kidz & Creative Kidz II
  4. Jolly Kids Early Learning Center
  5. Kids of Excellence
  6. Kingsley House
  7. My Training Grounds
  8. Open Minds Open Hearts Daycare Center
  9. Weatherford Academy Learning
  10. Wilcox Learning Academy
  11. Young Scholars Academy
​United Ways
  1. Capital Area United Way
  2. Louisiana Association of United Ways
  3. St. John United Way
  4. St. Landry Evangeline United Way
  5. United Way of Acadiana
  6. United Way of Central Louisiana 
  7. United Way of Iberia
  8. United Way of Northeast Louisiana
  9. United Way of Northwest Louisiana
  10. United Way of Southeast Louisiana
  11. United Way of Southwest Louisiana
  12. Women United – United Way of Southeast Louisiana
  13. Women United – United Way of Southwest Louisiana
  14. Women United – St. Landry Evangeline United Way