Location : Louisiana Tech University. Science and Technology Education Center.

Address: 305 Wisteria St, Ruston, LA 71272
Date: September 15, 2017, Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Cost: Free

The Let Us Dream annual national conference was established to empower people of all ages who work/volunteer in diverse community improvement programs with the dream of a better tomorrow. This year’s conference theme, Community Interventions and Improvements, will analytically and empirically evaluate how small community interventions create bigger improvements in the community and in the country.


– To provide a platform for those who are involved in or interested in any kind of community intervention projects.

– To provide an opportunity to learn more about community intervention researches, theories and models.

– To provide a platform that would introduce an array of community initiatives for those who wish to give back to the community.

– To provide a mutual support system to the new and/or established community voluntary initiatives.


– Adult and young adult volunteers, business owners collaborating with any voluntary community developmental projects.
– Non profit, for profit, public charity administrators, board members, social workers, educators/educational administrators (who are interested in community collaboration).
– Teachers, college students, social workers, and anyone interested in community initiatives and leadership to make a positive difference in their community.
– Retired people who wish to give their expertise and time back to their community for its better development.


1:00 PM  –  Welcome and Introduction: Rev. Dr. Lijo Thomas, Founder President, Let Us Dream
1:10 PM  –  Official Opening of the Conference: Dr.Don Schillinger, Dean, College of Education, Louisiana Tech University
1:20 PM  –  Introduction Keynote Speaker: Dr. Pauline Leonard, Retired Professor and Department Chair, Louisiana Tech University

1:30PM  –  Keynote:  Dr. Lynn Clark, Executive Director, Children’s Coalition, Northeast LA

2:30 PM  –  Break (Coffee & Snacks) and Poster Presentation / Table Visit
3:15 PM  –   Breakout Sessions/Panel Discussion
                              Room 1: Education
                              Room 2: Social Service
                              Room 3: Health (Physical, Emotional, Spiritual)
4:15 PM  –  Closing Keynote: Mrs. Michelle Saucer, Director Community Impact, United Way of Northeast Louisiana

4:50 PM  –  Conference Close: Dr. Lindsey Keith-Vincent, Director Office of Outreach LA Tech


Contact: 318-508-0722, 318-257-2866
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Time : September 15, 2017 (1:00 PM to 5.00 PM)
Venue: Louisiana Tech University, Science and Technology Education Center.
Cost: Free

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