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Community Organizations

Learn more about becoming engaged with organizations in the Lafayette community.

100 Black Men of Greater Lafayette

The Vision Statement of the 100 Black Men of Greater Lafayette, Inc is to seek to serve as a beacon of leadership by utilizing our diverse talents to create an environment where our children are motivated to achieve and to empower our people to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of the communities we serve. Learn more and connect on Facebook at 100 Black Men.

Acadiana Black Nurses Association

The Acadiana Black Nurses Association (ABNA) was organized on January 13, 2011, in Lafayette, Louisiana. On July 14, 2011, in Indianapolis, Indiana at the National Black Nurses Association 40th Annual Institute and Conference, ABNA was officially chartered.  The Acadiana Black Nurses Association’s mission is to serve our community by providing a forum for black nurses to advocate and implement strategies to ensure access to the highest quality of healthcare for persons of color.  The organization is not an exclusive black nursing organization.  All nurses are welcomed to join and we serve all indigent populations.

Greater Southwest Louisiana Black Chamber of Commerce

Greater Southwest Louisiana Black Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit 501c3 organization designed to empower African American area businesses.  Visit GSLBCC for more information or follow them on Facebook: Greater Southwest Louisiana Black Chamber of Commerce.

Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA)

LEDA's mission is to provide assistance to local companies in their growth, market development and workforce development efforts; to recruit additional companies considering locating in this area; and to assist in the development of new companies in order to diversify the economy within Lafayette Parish. Connect with LEDA.

National Association of University Women (South Central Sectional)

The National Association of University Women is a national non-profit organization that provides scholarships at the branch level for high school students, at the sectional level for graduate study, and at the national level for doctoral study, a fellowship is awarded. The organization provides opportunities to mentor youth and offers a variety of programs whereby you can contribute your skills.  Learn more about the NAUW South Central Sectional.

One Acadiana

One Acadiana, formerly the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce is the leading economic development organization for the nine-parish Acadiana region located in south Louisiana.  One Acadiana is the leading force in the improvement of the business environment and the economic health and development of the region.  Find more information about events on Facebook:  One Acadiana.

United Way of Acadiana

United Way of Acadiana is creating lasting change by focusing on the building blocks of a good life: education, earnings, and essentials.  Their mission is to unite people and organizations with passion, expertise and resources to create more opportunities for a better life.  Learn more about United Way of Acadiana.