Friday, August 31

Center for Rural and Small Business Development Success Story #-2

Left-New Education Center 

[Baton Rouge, La.] The Disciple Baptist Church of Ville Platte, La was experiencing a growth in membership and needed additional space to accommodate them.  They estimated the cost to build an educational center at $150,000.  Church leaders sought assistance from the Center for Rural and Small Business Development.  Staff members assisted them in identifying a lender and guided them through the financing process.  The center was financed and there is now a beautiful addition that consists of six classrooms.

The Center for Rural and Small Business Development under the auspices of the Southern University Ag Center had previously assisted the church in setting up a computer laboratory which is utilized by members of the church, as well as, others in the community.  It was equipped with ten computers and a printer.  Software was installed that assisted in studying the LEAP and Exit tests, increased computer skills and introduced the use of social media. The Center also provided additional computer technology training via the mobile computer laboratory.

The church continues to meet the needs of its members and the community at large.  Their vision remains clear and they are on target to meet all goals and aspirations.

For additional information, contact Gloria London at 225-771-4107 or
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Bridget Udoh
(225) 771-5714

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