We appreciate Jim McCrery's continuous support of Goldman School!
Pictured above: Leann Bond, Sam Beech, Jim McCrery, and Janet Parker September 2015
The Arc Caddo-Bossier's Goldman School & Child Development Center has provided inclusive child care since 1984. The Jim McCrery Scholarship Fund provides opportunities for The Arc to help families in our community who have children with special needs. Congressman Jim McCrery endowed this scholarship fund with $25,000 from McCrery for Congress and $5,000 from his personal funds. He has continued to support this fund, and we accept additional money from others to maintain a strong principle for this scholarship. Every dollar raised goes toward scholarships for children at Goldman.
Janet Parker, former Executive Director of The Arc Caddo-Bossier said, "We are thrilled that Congressman McCrery has decided to give such a generous gift to a scholarship fund for Goldman School. He has been a tremendous advocate for people with disabilities in Louisiana and has worked hard to ensure that people receive the services they need. We hope others will honor him for his many years of service in our community by giving to this important fund."
Many families have been awarded scholarships from the Jim McCrery Scholarship fund. After the application and selection process is completed twice a year, we are thrilled to give these families life-changing gifts from the scholarship fund. The families who receive funding are in the difficult position of not being able to afford tuition. This scholarship allows families facing hardships to either to keep, or enroll, their child in the supportive environment of Goldman School, no matter their current income.
The Jim McCrery Scholarship was established for Goldman School and Child Development Center, a program of The Arc Caddo-Bossier, and is located at 351 Jordan Street, Shreveport, LA.