Our purpose

With over 26,000 at-risk students and an 80% graduation rate in Caddo Parish Schools, we know there are many students who could benefit from the skills and trades our local unions can offer. Because of this, we applied for and received a $10,000 American Federation of Teachers (AFT) back-to-school grant. With the support of this grant, we're sharing resources and hosting rotational events to introduce students and their families to each of our local trades. By doing so, we can provide students with community connections and career opportunities.

Interested in joining our efforts to improve student outcomes and connect students with local trade careers? Connect with us at 318-424-4579 today to learn more about how to get involved.

Words from Jackie Lansdale, president of Red River United

"We at Red River United firmly believe in the power of education and the transformative impact of the trades. By uniting the labor community, education sector and community leaders, this grant initiative aims to empower students and provide them with the skills and resources needed to thrive in their future careers."

We Link Learning to Livelihoods

Discover how we're uniting students, trade professionals and community leaders

At Red River United, we're prepared to use our unique position as a part of both education and trade union communities to connect student learning to livelihoods in trade careers in Shreveport, LA. By establishing liaisons with local high schools and community organizations and hosting regular events, we'll help students access invaluable insight. Our events will serve as a platform to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the opportunities available within their very own community.