Connecting People…

Changing Lives...

Transforming Communities.

Welcome To Community Renewal International

We restore hope and renew the spirit of cooperation in every segment of the community. We focus on three prime strategies — Renewal Team, Haven House and Friendship House — to connect caring people and turn neighborhoods into safe havens of friendship and support. The result? Major crime has dropped an average of 52 percent in our Friendship House areas!

Read an inspiring first-person story by one of our Adult Renewal Academy graduates!

See and hear President Jimmy Carter’s remarks at Community Renewal’s 20th anniversary celebration

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Sandra Simpson: 20 years, 700 children and still going strong! Click on the photo for her story!

LATEST NEWS

Major crime has dropped an average of 52 percent in the five low-income areas where Community Renewal operates neighborhood Friendship Houses, according to recent reports by the Shreveport and Bossier City Police Departments!

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TAKE A TOUR

For a first-hand look at the work of Community Renewal, join us on one of our monthly bus tours! Tours last 90 minutes and lunch is provided. You’ll meet members of the staff, visit a Friendship House and learn how you can make a difference in your neighborhood.

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JOIN THE WE CARE TEAM

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Share how you care for others and  become a part of the We Care Team »

Get Involved With Community Renewal

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Thousand (And Counting) We Care Team Members

Thousand (And Counting) Annual Volunteer Hours Given

Percent (And Counting) Reduction In Major Crime In Friendship House Areas

Thousand (And Counting) Lives Of Children And Youth Transformed