LEAD the Coast offers training skills to help residents address coastal challenges

Lousiana’s

Training begins Nov. 5. Skills from this training will be useful for other work where residents may be involved. The information will break down the science, policies and realities facing Louisiana's coastal communities. Residents trained in this program will also have a chance to be employed as Community Fellows throughout FFL's coastal community engagement and planning efforts. This program will provide payment for participation, childcare, breakfast and lunch each day and cover travel expenses.

LEAD the Coast provides an opportunity for interested residents and future leaders to grow their knowledge about the current coastal crisis, future needs and opportunities in order to facilitate parish and state-wide changes immigration, adaptation, migration and resilience policies. The goal of this training is to offer a learning space for residents to share information and sharpen skills that will build power for resident-led change. Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) is looking for participants willing to learn about our environment with an appetite for problem solving, one who is courageous in the face of challenges across Louisiana and excited to turn issues into opportunities.

Skills from this training will be useful for other work where residents may be involved. The information will break down the science, policies and realities facing Louisiana’s coastal communities. Residents trained in this program will also have a chance to be employed as Community Fellows throughout FFL’s coastal community engagement and planning efforts. This program will provide payment for participation, childcare, breakfast and lunch each day and cover travel expenses.

LEAD the Coast is a part of Foundation for Louisiana’s TOGETHER Initiative. The TOGETHER Initiative was developed by the foundation and its funding partners to strengthen Louisiana’s communities through a three-pronged approach: leadership development through the LEAD Training Program, community engagement through the equity caucus and the development of equitable Public Policy through an annual grant cycle.

Training begins Nov. 5 and will cover several topics:

  • How did we get here? Future issues, needs and opportunities
  • What are the government bodies and what roles do they play?
  • How does public policy work at the local, state and federal level?
  • Listening to understand

Download the flyer here.

For more information, contact Rachelle Thomason for more information; email rthomason@foundatioonforlouisiana.org or call (225) 772.1372.