Community Renewal International

Community Renewal International

Community Renewal intentionally builds and grows positive, caring relationships.


We are thrilled to have new friends and old friends from Washington, D.C., visiting Shreveport this week to learn more about Community Renewal! Connecting People! Changing Lives! Transforming Communities!


Do you know what it takes to build and grow positive and caring relationships? We are so glad you've asked!! Below are three tips you can practice in order to be more intentional in this area.


πŸŽ‰ We've walked into the new year with a renewed commitment! πŸŒπŸ’™ Our focus remains on fostering caring relationships, connecting our community, and spreading positive transformation globally. No resolutions, just a steadfast dedication to making a difference in our world block by block. Cheers to a year filled with purpose and impact! 🌟

Photos from Community Renewal International's post 12/25/2023

Merry Christmas from our home to yours! We hope each of you has a day filled with joy! May the love we feel for one another today carry through the entire year and may we always be connected by caring!


🌟✨ We are embracing the holiday spirit, but are making a special effort to remember that it's not always merry for everyone. Amidst the joy, some carry the weight of grief, anxiousness, and stress. Together let's reach out to neighbors and friends, spread kindness beyond ourselves. A simple check-in can make a world of difference. Our youth are leading the way, committed to putting smiles on faces through neighborhood service projects. Together, let's uplift and sprinkle the joy and kindness. πŸ’™



In a charming park nestled under a twinkling sky, a group of pint-sized snoozers embarked on a unique adventure: Sleeping their way to Christmas! πŸŒ³πŸ’€ Santa himself sent a magical messenger to ensure the kids were getting quality ZZZs. In an attempt to tire themselves out for the BIG night, the kids organized a reindeer rodeo in their dreams. The antics included sled races, snowball fights, and a dance-off with Rudolph, who turned out to be a surprisingly good breakdancer! The messenger reported back with joyous news – the kids' dreams were full of laughter, sugar plums, and a suspicious number of presents! Never underestimate the power of good sleep, especially when there is only 9 days left in the Christmas countdown! ✨😴

Hope you enjoyed this Christmas story directed and inspired by our Highland Friendship House Kids Club!

Photos from Community Renewal International's post 12/16/2023

If you are heading out to do some Christmas shopping today, why not stop by one of the Rhino Coffee locations first and make the season brighter for a child in our community? Just take a tag off the Christmas tree, representing a boy or girl, and return by Dec. 22 with a gift wrapped for that child! You'll be glad you did!


Happy Friendship House Friday! We're thrilled to present a special opportunity for you to spread joy this Holiday Season. Our Friendship Houses, nestled in various neighborhoods around Shreveport and Bossier City, are dedicated to supporting students from kindergarten through 12th grade with a secure, enjoyable, and encouraging after-school program.

Understanding the boundless rewards of investing in the future generation, we are committed to making a positive impact. However, we recognize that this mission cannot be accomplished in isolation. As we approach 2024, the Friendship House has identified several needs, and we invite our community to join hands with us in addressing them.

Whether you're interested in becoming a monthly sponsor or contributing towards a specific need, you can explore the options on our website for easy donation. Together We Care!


'Tis the season to be jolly, and this morning, we are overjoyed due to the continued kindness and support from Yolanda's Tax Service . Our CPKC/MLK Friendship House celebrated a wonderful Christmas party with an amazing paint theme, bringing laughter, fun, and excitement that energized the atmosphere. Thank you, Yolanda, for being a part of the Caring Movement!


Happy Friendship House Friday! As we head into the weekend, our hearts are filled with gratitude. A big thank you to all the supporters, donors, and volunteers of all our Friendship Houses for your incredible contributions. This Christmas season, we're joyfully connecting with fantastic partners like the Red River Lions Club. They brought holiday cheer to our Highland Friendship House with bagpipes, a drummer boy, Santa's elves preparing reindeer food, and a fun gingerbread house building activity. Together We Care!!!

Photos from Community Renewal International's post 12/05/2023

Thank you so much to the student team at Loyola College Prep for blessing our community through the school's annual FAiTH Day! Dozens of food baskets made it to our neighborhoods-in-need on Monday because of this student-led effort! Thank you, Loyola College Prep!


See you today for the last Circle of Caring Lunch of the year!!


Life is better with friends! Yesterday, our team attended the North Louisiana Interfaith Taste of Faith gathering, experiencing a wonderful time of unity and compassion. We encountered familiar faces and forged new friendships, reinforcing the belief that a connected and unified community fosters a brighter future through collective care.

Photos from Community Renewal International's post 12/02/2023

Our newest We Care School kids learned about what it means to be caring! Elves came from all over to help out and give out "Caught You Caring" cards to students and staff who were especially caring today. Pine Grove Elementary elves rock!


Thank you to all our friends who participated in Giving Tuesday. Together we've made a global impact!!


As Giving Tuesday draws to a close, your generosity contributes to supporting various initiatives of our organization, including the Friendship House. Serving as a beacon of hope in low-income, high-crime neighborhoods, the Friendship House operates like a community center within a home. It offers after-school education programs, character building, service projects, GED courses, tutoring, computer training, art and music lessons, family nights, and more.

Donate at:

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It's Giving Tuesday and we have an exciting announcement.

In September, CPKC initiated a donation matching challenge. We are thrilled to share that the response was overwhelming, surpassing their initial goal and raising over $275,000! Thank you to all the donors, both existing and new, for making this incredible achievement possible.

Are you ready to accept the challenge and donate? Monthly recurring donations are a great way to get involved. Every $1 donation is significant.

Watch the inspiring video recap. πŸŽ‰

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Community Renewal is participating in GivingTuesday today, the Global Day of Unity and giving. As you know, for almost 30 years CRI has been building and growing positive and caring relationships in our community through the Friendship Houses, Renewal Team, and Haven House initiatives.

We can’t do this without you!

Here’s how you can be a part of the generosity movement:
1. Financial Support- Consider giving a recurring monthly donation or a one-time gift in any amount. Donate at:
2. Volunteer: Sign up to become a volunteer:

Thank you for being a part of the Caring movement. Together we CARE.

GivingTuesday 2023 11/28/2023

Tomorrow is GivingTuesday, and we're excited to carry on the spirit of generosity. Whether it's a small act of kindness, a kind word, a helping hand, or a financial gift, each contribution adds to our caring and supportive community.

GivingTuesday 2023


Join forces with people and organizations around the world for . GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good.

By joining the GivingTuesday movement, you’re proving that in times of uncertainty, generosity can bring the whole world together.

Here is how you can get ready to give:

1. Set a Reminder- Nov 28 to go to our website and make a donation
2. Give- On November 28, go to and give.
3. Spread the word- Encourage your friends and family to join you in creating real impact on November 28 by sharing what our mission means to you and why you support our organization. Make sure to use the hashtag and tag us so we can share!

Let's create a wave of generosity that makes ripples of kindness across our communities, nation, and world.


We are still reflecting on a phenomenal week of caringπŸ‚ Grateful for the amazing community support, and unity. Big thanks to everyone that's apart of this caring movement! Check out this weeks Caring RecapπŸ™


🍁 Grateful Hearts, Strong Community 🀝✨ This Thanksgiving, let's reflect on the beauty of community and the power of caring hearts. 🧑🌐

In our shared journey, we find strength, support, and warmth. Each act of kindness, big or small, weaves the fabric of a caring community. 🌟 Today, let's give thanks not just for the blessings in our lives, but for the incredible people who make our community a home. πŸ‘πŸ’•

Happy Thanksgiving! May the spirit of gratitude and togetherness fill your homes and hearts with joy. πŸ‚πŸ™


As Thanksgiving approaches, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering support. Together, we are building safer and stronger communities.Your dedication fuels this movement. Check out a special message from our Directors, Jimmy Graves and Deidra Robertson.


Grateful for the incredible North Louisiana MCSC Set! They rallied together 180 plus bikers to serve an absolutely delicious Thanksgiving dinner at our Martin Luther King Friendship House. Over 400 people participated in this event. We are blessed by the ongoing support from amazing organizations like this. Together We Care!!!

Photos from Community Renewal International's post 11/17/2023

Fabulous final tour of 2023 with another group of caring friends!


Eagle Distributing of Shreveport answers the CPKC Railway Matching Challenge and calls other local donors to join them in supporting the vital work of Friendship Houses.

Are you ready to accept the challenge and donate? Monthly recurring donations are a great way to get involved. Every $1 donation is significant!

Donation Link:

See the CPKC Challenge Video:


🌼 Community Love in Action! 🌟 We're overflowing with gratitude for the incredible dedication of our students in the Friendship House Program! πŸ‘πŸ’™

Today, the youth clubs from Highland and Martin Luther King joined forces on a Service project. 🌱πŸ’ͺ 🏑 The Queensborough Friendship House flower bed got a beautiful makeover, thanks to these amazing young men.

🌺 Their efforts remind us that building strong neighborhoods is a collective effort, and their commitment to service is shaping them into young, productive citizens who understand the true value of community.

Photos from Community Renewal International's post 11/03/2023

We celebrated Caring Neighbors who are Transforming Communities at our annual Haven House Leaders' Rally on Thursday! The rally helps build and strengthen friendships across the community. Caddo Parish District Attorney James E. Stewart inspired us with his keynote address and then we saluted National Night Out award winners and others who are making our community a better place! If you are not involved, join us at our next Good Neighbor Seminar at noon on Thursday, Nov. 9. Call us at 318-425-3222 for more information.

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Videos (show all)

'Tis the season to be jolly, and this morning, we are overjoyed due to the continued kindness and support from Yolanda's...
Happy Friendship House Friday! As we head into the weekend, our hearts are filled with gratitude. A big thank you to all...
We are still reflecting on a phenomenal week of caringπŸ‚ Grateful for the amazing community support, and unity. Big thank...
As Thanksgiving approaches, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering support. Together, we are bui...
The Friendship House crew embarked on an exciting team-building adventure at D1 Training Center, gearing up for the club...
Community Renewal International Friendship House trip to Southland Christian Camp.
"Thank you, Southland Christian Camp, for warmly welcoming our Friendship House kids for a week of camp. It's safe to sa...
🌍🀝 Happy International Friendship Day! πŸŒŸπŸ’– Today, we honor the power of friendship that knows no boundaries. Whether near...
Today, we pay tribute to a cherished friend of Community Renewal: Mr. Robert Handy. Robert's remarkable commitment to ou...
On this "We Care Wednesday," we are delighted to express our gratitude for the youth of @NorrisFerryChurch who joined us...
It's Friendship House Friday and we couldn't wait to share this video with you. Recently over 50 kids were rewarded with...




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