Emerson Centre seeks residents’ votes
For the past several years, the Emerson Centre has offered an after-school program to local children. However, this year, because of a decrease in donations, the program was forced to close its doors.
But there may be a light at the end of the tunnel. The Emerson Center, which offers services such as counseling and tutoring to children in north Louisiana, is one of three finalists for a Do-Gooder Grant of up to $50,000, which would help them fund another year of the after school program.
Jenae Emerson, grant writer and fundraiser for the Emerson Centre and daughter of the founder, said she decided to nominate the organization for the grant because of the loss of the after-school program.