Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Our Work

Our Work

The Orchard Foundation’s mission is to improve academic achievement for Central Louisiana students by promoting best practices; recruiting, retaining and rewarding excellent and innovative teachers; building school leadership; and strengthening school and community relationships.

The Rapides Foundation created The Orchard Foundation in 2004 as a nonprofit local education fund to serve as a resource for Central Louisiana that works with school districts, businesses and communities to improve educational opportunities within the nine-parish service area served by the Foundation. The Orchard Foundation administers many of the programs developed under The Rapides Foundation’s Education Initiative with funding from The Rapides Foundation. The Orchard Foundation also seeks to partner with organizations who share its mission, as well as sharing in the goal of The Rapides Foundation's Education Initiative to improve health by increasing the level of educational attainment and achievement in Central Louisiana schools.

Learn about Our Work

Click for more information about our Professional Development Programs


Professional Development

  • Instructional Leadership
  • Strategies for Student Engagement

Click for more information about our School Readiness Programs


School Readiness

  • School Readiness Institutes
  • Read to Soar

Click for more information about our Career Readiness Programs


Career Readiness

  • Cenla Work Ready Network
  • Career and College Coaching
  • Students Exploring Career Opportunities
  • Workplace Experience Exchange Camp

Click for more information about our Partner Programs


Partner Programs

  • 100Kin10
  • Cenla Academic Residency for Teachers
  • Central Louisiana Instructional Partnership

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Media Contact

Tammy Moreau, Director of Communications
318-767-3004 (direct)

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