Festivals are a way of life in Southwest Louisiana traditionally celebrating crops and culture that have for decades and continue to provide economic stability. They also provide a lot of family fun. InMore >>
In the Hub City, two major festivals are noted for attracting large crowds - Festivals Acadiens et Créoles and Festival International.
City-Parish President Joey Durel issued a proclamation that February 6, is officially "CC's Coffee House Day" in Lafayette. Thursday morning, CC's Coffee House leadership, team members and guests gatheredMore >>
City-Parish President Joey Durel issued a proclamation that February 6, is officially "CC's Coffee House Day" in Lafayette.More >>
On Wednesday, January 22, Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA) partnered with JPMorgan Chase Co. and held two half-day Linking Money to Mission financial workshops. The trainings helped 27 nonprofit organizations balance their missions with their financial realities.
The workshops were conducted by Renee Hayden and Alex Chan of Nonprofit Finance Fund, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that works to create a strong, well-capitalized and durable nonprofit sector by connecting money to mission. Participating organizations were selected for their capacity to benefit from the workshops.
Two members from the senior staff and/or board of directors of each participating organization learned about a nonprofit's operating structures, the nuances of nonprofit revenue, how revenue flows through a nonprofit organization and other insights into the financial business of nonprofit organizations.
Real-life case studies demonstrated how decisions impact an organization's financial health and viability. One of the main topics discussed was the importance of communicating an organization's financial information to funders and other stakeholders to help tell its financial story. "Being able to articulate financial statements allows you to transparently and unapologetically ask for the resources you need," said Renee Hayden, manager of Nonprofit Finance Fund.
Vicki Chrisman, director of finance for the Acadiana Center for the Arts, participated in the training and said, "It was a very thorough training. Sometimes financial trainings are too simplistic and stay at that level, but this one delved deeper. The training move d past basic level financials and focused on deep financial analysis."
The workshops were underwritten by a grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation to help organizations better link their missions, capacity and capital. "This grant reinforces our commitment to the Lafayette community," said Ed Hebert, President of Chase in Lafayette. "These financial workshops will help our Acadiana non-profit partners tackle issues like workforce readiness, economic development, affordable housing and other important concerns. Chase understands that our non-profit partners need to be financially savvy and strong to deliver on their mission of making Acadiana a better place to live and work."
The organizations that attended the workshops were 232-HELP, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Acadiana Symphony Orchestra & Conservatory of Music, ASSIST Agency, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana, Boys and Girls Clubs of Acadiana, Bridge Ministry, Cathedral Carmel School, Children's Museum of Acadiana, Community Foundation of Acadiana, Faith House, Hearts of Hope, Holy Family Catholic School, Hope for Opelousas, Iberia Industrial Development Foundation, LARC's Acadian Village, Lafayette Catholic Services Center, Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic, Lafayette Education Foundation, Lafayette Parish SchoolSystem, Louisiana Folk Roots, LOVE Acadiana, Miles Perret Cancer Services, St. Martin School Based Health Centers, St. Mary Community Action Agency, Techeland Arts Council and Young Life.
KLFY was contacted by our viewers and social media followers, concerned about a situation they found disturbing. Apparently, three dogs held at the Vermilion Parish Rabies and Animal Control were set toMore >>
Three dogs held at the Vermilion Parish Rabies and Animal Control were set to be rescued yesterday morning. But that's not what happened. Instead, they were euthanized.More >>
5:06 AM, Monday, December 31, 2012 From Meteorologist Ben Legg in the Live Doppler 10 Weather Center: SYNOPSIS - Clouds build in for us as rain chances are back in the forecast. South winds help toMore >>
Areas of fog greet you on this Sunday morning and although today will once again see plenty of clouds our rain chances should remain isolated as a weak disturbance passes through our area. Seasonal temps stay with us as highs reach the lower 70s this afternoon and this will continue through the first half of the workweek. A better shot of rain is on tap for Tuesday as scattered showers and a few storms are looking likely. More >>
The 16 year old cousin of five-year-old Jon-Qualon Pitre has been charged with second degree murder and illegal carrying of a fire arm by a juvenal. Five-year-old Jon-Qualon Pitre, critically injuredMore >>
A 16 year old suspect has been charged in the shooting death of five-year-old Jon-Qualon Pitre. The suspect has been charged with second degree murder and illegal carrying of a fire arm by a juvenileMore >>
Baton Rouge rapper Lil' Boosie has announced his first concert since being released from prison will be held right here in Lafayette on April 19th at the Cajundome. This will be Lil' Boosie's first showMore >>
Baton Rouge rapper Lil' Boosie has announced his first concert since being released from prison will be held right here in Lafayette on April 19th at the Cajun Dome.More >>
Imagine a place where those with special needs can live, work, and play without ever needing a vehicle. A place that accommodates all disabilities and gives their families peace of mind. It sounds likeMore >>
Imagine a place where those with special needs can live, work, and play without ever needing a vehicle. A place that accommodates all disabilities and gives their families peace of mind.More >>
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans arrest warrant says detectives learned from witnesses that former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper and an associate acknowledged they had nonconsensual sex with two women. TheMore >>
A New Orleans arrest warrant says detectives learned from witnesses that former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper and an associate acknowledged they had nonconsensual sex with two women.More >>
Scott Police are investigating a possible mobile meth lab in the Scott Oaks Plaza parking lot. Hazmat teams and Scott Police are on the scene. We have a crew on the way and will bring you an update onMore >>
It's happened again. Two more people were arrested Friday in Scott, accused of running a mobile meth lab.More >>
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman says there were 895 arrests during the 2014 Mardi Gras season that started Feb. 21 and ended Tuesday. Of those arrests, Gusman's office saidMore >>
Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman says there were 895 arrests during the 2014 Mardi Gras season that started Feb. 21 and ended Tuesday.More >>