SCRI Programs

Economic, Marketing, Policy and Community Development: Provides research-based educational programs that help people address concerns about their communities' social, economic and environmental conditions. Programs are broad based to help community leaders understand the complex social and economic interactions. Others are very specific, like the programs to help people from non-profit organizations and assist the faith based community to maximize its social and economic impact on the communities.


Opportunities Include:
Basic Computer Software Training
Small Business Development / Start-Up
Business Management

Family and Human Development: Provides research-based educational programs that address parenting, childcare, family economic stability, aging, consumer education, and change and stress. Programs in this area will strengthen the capacity of families to nurture, support and guide their members throughout their lives.


Opportunity Include:
Preparing Parents for Success Program (PPSP)
Emergency Preparedness Training
Full Circle of Parenting


Sustainable plant and animal production systems: Provides research-based educational programs to Louisiana's agricultural industry - from farmers to commodity groups, agribusiness, food processors, and retailers. The programs address crop and livestock production systems that are profitable, sustainable, environmentally sound, and safe for limited resource farm families.


Opportunity Include:
Louisiana Goat Cooperative


Youth Development: Programs in youth development give young people a chance to learn new skills, gain self-confidence and contribute to their communities. Balanced after school and community-based enrichment program will be offered to build the capacity of youth in the context of families, schools, and communities that positively impact the youth's social, intellectual and physical development.


Opportunities Include:
YES After School Program
WAIT Training
Financial literacy
Annual Back-to-School Summit
Annual Southern University Ag Center Youth Expo
Annual Southern University Ag Center Livestock Show