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.
Lafayette, LA: Last night around midnight, Alcohol & Tobacco Control agents went into "The Keg" to conduct a compliance inspection. After receiving information that the establishment was allowing kidsMore >>
After receiving information that The Keg was allowing kids under the age of eighteen on the premise, as well as selling alcohol to them, ATC sent in undercover operatives to verify these complaints.More >>
A Lafayette native will be spending his Easter with the Pope. Deacon Patrick Broussard is studying in Italy to be a priest. He was there for the election of Pope Francis and now he will be assisting himMore >>
Deacon Patrick Broussard is studying in Italy to be a priest. He was there for the election of Pope Francis and now he will be assisting him with Easter services on Saturday.More >>
One man's death after attacking an Opelousas woman in her home early Thursday morning has left Opelousas police with many questions. According to police, the victim was awakened at 1:30 a.m. by a manMore >>
One man's death while attacking an Opelousas woman in her home early Thursday morning has left Opelousas police with many questions.More >>
Sometimes we bring you stories we just happen to stumble upon. Literally, here's one that caused one of our news ten reporters to pull over. A Hub City church held a prayer service Saturday, and not justMore >>
Sometimes we bring you stories we just happen to stumble upon. Literally, here's one that caused one of our news ten reporters to pull over.More >>
From Chief Meteorologist David Paul in the Live Doppler 10 Weather Center: SYNOPSIS – Some great weather is moving into Acadiana for the remainder of the week as the cold air departs. We'll only dropMore >>
A gorgeous Easter Weekend is in store for Acadiana. Temperatures each day will climb into the upper 70s to lower 80s with just a touch of humidity. Rain chances have fallen below 10% and blue skies can be enjoyed as the next couple of days will be sunny to partly cloudy. 80s stay the theme heading into the next workweek and Tuesday looks to be the only decent shot of rainfall with isolated showers and storms possible.More >>
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy charged with first-degree murder in the February killing of a flea market employee told a judge that he had changed his mind about the defense lawyers he wants toMore >>
A 15-year-old boy charged with first-degree murder in the February killing of a flea market employee told a judge that he had changed his mind about the defense lawyers he wants to represent him.More >>
Breaux Bridge police arrested two men in connection to an armed robbery at a casino. Police responded to 2247 Rees St. at the business of Silver's Casino. Authorities say Samuel Gordon and Damion MorganMore >>
Breaux Bridge police arrested two men in connection to an armed robbery at a casino.More >>
For Laotian's, Friday marked a very special day, the start of the Laos New Year. Events take place throughout the world including right here in Acadiana. A three day celebration happens yearly in Coteau.More >>
Friday marked the start of the Laos New Year. Events take place throughout the world including right here in Acadiana. A three day celebration happens yearly in Coteau. It's there you'll find traditional food, clothing, music and rituals.More >>