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