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Building Stronger Communities By Crossing Cultural Bridges


La Familia Resource Center offers many programs to multi-cultural families and individuals helping them adapt to their new surroundings in Southwest Louisiana.

American Citizenship Classes are offered to individuals who have the desire to become citizens of the United States of America. No fee for class.

ESL (English as Second Language) Classes are scheduled every ten weeks throughout the year. LFRC uses the program Focus On Grammar which teaches reading, writing, listening and speaking, as well as grammar. Minimal fee.

Spanish Classes are scheduled every 10 weeks throughout the year. LFRC utilizes various resources to help anyone interested in learning Spanish in a timely and effective way. Minimal fee.

Mommy & Me: Where Learning Begins Now is a program developed by LFRC's director for preschool children between the ages of 2-4, which prepares them for entry into school. The program teaches the children the basics, ABC's, numbers, colors, months, etc. No fee if parent is enrolled in ESL class.

Prime Time: Family Reading Time is a bilingual reading program for children 5-12 years of age. Parents and children come together to listen to stories in English and Spanish. The primary focus is to facilitate the love of reading to children and families. The program is offered twice a year in the Spring and Fall. Children must be accompanied by a parent.

HOPE Tutoring Program was established to help children who struggle in reading and math. The age population served can range from Kindergarten to high school. For most children, English is their second language, therefore they need reinforcement in reading and building their vocabulary.

Spanish Cultural Summer Camp is offered to children so they can experience different cultures and Spanish through arts and crafts, music and story telling. The camp is offered to children between the ages of 5-12.

In addition to the programs offered by LFRC, the agency also provides:
Interpreters For:
  • Collaboration with Attorneys on Immigration
  • Family Advocacy
  • Referrals to Resources
  • Transcribe Documents to English or Spanish
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Doctor Appointments
  • Attorneys/Court System
  • Social Services