News & Events

In the News:

03.23.16: WWL-TV: Eye Donor Awareness Month

01.25.16: Many children with Medicaid not getting required dental care

01.06.16: | The Times-Picayune: A healthy child has a better chance to learn: Editorial

11.30.15: Whole Child Champion Award luncheon recognizes faculty members in the LSUSD Program in Dental Hygiene

11.30.15: LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing Awarded Whole Child Champion Award for Participation in Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Initiative

11.11.15: The Greater New Orleans Foundation Awards $1,020,000 in IMPACT Grants

10.14.15: The New Orleans Advocate: Supporters of child-health initiative celebrate success

08.20.15: Members of our staff were asked to participate in the filming of the American Graduate: Louisiana Opportunities in July 2015. This is a national PBS production that aired on Aug 20, 2015, on the New Orleans local PBS station, WYES New Orleans Ch. 12. Watch it here:

06.01.15: The Psychology Times – HCR Calls for Whole Child Model

01.14.15: The Times Picayune – Childhood & Family Learning Foundation of New Orleans works to help children success in school and life

01.03.15: The New Orleans Advocate – Letter: Early childhood is the time to attack the crime problem

01.03.15: From November 2014 Biz New Orleans Magazine: Stepping Back to Move Forward – Past and present collide in the classical work space of Pres Kabacoff, CEO behind HRI Properties – responsible for $2 billion in revitalization projects around the country.

07.26.14 Across Louisiana New Orleans


Message from our CEO:


Dear Friends,

As a former elected school board member and long time advocate for public education, I’m asking you to join me and support the School Facilities Preservation Program (Act 543). Please vote YES this Saturday, December 6th on the school board millage.

We have a great opportunity to secure important resources for the future of school buildings in New Orleans—without raising taxes. Voters will be asked to rededicate and re-purpose an existing 4.97 mills of property tax currently used to pay bond debt and allow it to also be used for the preservation, improvement and capital repairs of our public school buildings. Our tax rate would not change; it would remain at the same 4.97 authorized now. As the bond debt is paid off, the revenue would be redirected to preserve and maintain our school buildings.

This is not a tax increase. We would extend and re-purpose the existing 4.97 mills of property tax.

· It is fiscally responsible: FEMA recovery money has allowed us to build new schools and to renovate and refurbish the others. FEMA is one time money and currently no money is dedicated to maintaining or preserving our facilities. There is no money for emergency repairs or to replace the roofs, plumbing, air-conditioners and heaters, fire alarms, etc. as they wear out. Without funding, the school buildings will deteriorate and return to the terrible state of disrepair that was the norm before Katrina.

· Without increasing taxes or cutting money for classrooms, we can maintain our school buildings at a reasonable and responsible cost.

· BGR, Times-Picayune, The Advocate, Gambit, the Urban League, The New Orleans Business Council and many others are supporting.

Please join me and vote YES on Saturday. Our students and teachers are counting on us.

Phyllis Landrieu, M.Ed., Co-Founder
President & Chief Executive Officer
Childhood & Family Learning Foundation


In the News:


12.3.14: Childhood and Family Learning Foundation’s annual benefit honors local broadcast media from


The Childhood & Family Learning Foundation is honored to recognize recipients of the New Council for Community and Justice Weiss Award. The celebration recognizes exceptional civic and humanitarian contribution.

Among this year’s recipients is Ashton Ryan, Co-Founder and Childhood & Family Learning Foundation Board Member, president and chief executive officer of First NBC Bank. He has made many personal and financial contributions to the Foundation and is a strong leader in the Foundation’s direction and mission.

The Times-Picayune lauded First National Bank of Commerce as among the fastest growing banks in the nation in the years following the 2008 financial crisis, and Early Childhood & Family Learning Foundation is very proud. Congratulations on being ranked 18th nationally with $3.6 B in total assets, and a 263% increase over the five-year period.

Another honoree, Irvin Mayfield, is a Grammy award-winning artist, who along with Ellis Marsalis was a featured performer at our fundraising gala this year. He has been a long-time supporter of the Foundation and is a great influence on the future of many New Orleans children through his directorship of the New Orleans Jazz Institute.

Ashton Ryan

Ashton Ryan

Irvin Mayfield

Irvin Mayfield


10.27.14: Curt honored as outstanding NOLA broadcaster, on October 25, 2014, the Childhood and Family Learning Foundation honored WGNO’s Curt Sprang as one of the area’s Outstanding Men in Broadcast Media.

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