Ribbon cutting when LRCE started
1987 — Nancy Roberts developed a non-profit organization called “Friends of the Environment” that supported environmental education in K-12 schools.

start of library only 5000 in 1998
1998 — “Friends of the Environment” was developed into Louisiana Resource Center for Educators (LRCE) in order to provide broader support to teachers. LRCE opened with 5,000 items available to lend.

Grads of first Alt Cert

2003 — We were approved to provide an alternative certification program to train and certify teachers. Check out our first graduates from the program!

10th anniv logo

2008 — LRCE celebrated 10 years of helping teachers help children!

Ribbon cutting new building at 5550 Fl.Blvd.

2009 — We purchased our current building! We needed more room to accommodate our ever-growing library collection and teacher certification program.

RFS students

2013 — The summer enrichment camp, Reach for Success (RFS), was created to combat students’ summer learning loss and to provide practitioners in the alternative certification program with a chance to experience a real classroom environment.


2016 — Find Your Future (FYF), a workforce development program for high school sophomores, was created to teach students skills such as writing a resume, dressing professionally, and successfully interviewing for a job. Over 800 students attended the workshops and career exhibit in 2016!

Why i teach signs

2016 — The alternative certification program was renamed LRCE Teach!. We produce an average of 150 teachers each year. Since beginning in 2003, we have trained 1,800 teachers!

Student aha moment

As of 2016 — RFS has helped more than 1,000 students combat summer learning loss in a fun, supportive environment.

Kids holding lrce logo 2

2017 — The LRCE library collection has grown from 5,000 items to more than 110,000 items. We’ve served more than 56 parishes in Louisiana and circulate 140,000 items annually!

LRCE 20th logo 2

2018 — We will celebrate 20 years of service to the teachers and students of Louisiana!

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