Renzi Education and Art Center

Renzi Education and Art Center

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A Black author, who created and wrote about black adventure heroes passed away today.

He was a friend of mine.

In an interview from several years ago, he talks about his proudest moment.... It involves the Renzi Center..... Even though he's a lifelong resident on New York City.

He doesn't mention that it was his idea to send free copies of the book.

"3. What are your most memorable or proudest moments in your writing career?

An art teacher working at the Renzi Education and Arts Center in Louisiana read my YA novel “Young Dillon In The Halls of Shamballah” and asked me if I would send some copies to him for their library as he thought it would be wonderful reading for the young black male students. I did indeed send him three copies and he sent me back a picture of one of his students reading my book.

At the moment I saw that picture I felt a tremendous pride and feeling of gratitude. I grew up reading characters like James Bond, Doc Savage, The Avenger and The Shadow and as a youth I wondered why there were no black heroes like them. One of the reasons I write what I write is that I wanted to fill in a hole I had been seeing for years. And if something that I wrote can instill a young black man with satisfaction that he has an action adventure hero that he can read, enjoy and get excited about, I’m satisfied. As I said to my wife when I showed her the picture: “That’s what it’s all about.”

This is a great job! Would be great for some of my retired teacher friends! Plus, you get to work with me 😄
My friend and I sent in our checks for the bunco tonight but have not received our tickets in the mail as of yesterday, what do we do if its not in the mail today. My name is Virginia Johnson and my friend is Carol Garceau. My email address is [email protected]
Please join me in wishing your outgoing Executive Director, Sarah Touchstone, well on her new adventures in Arizona. Today is her last day with Renzi and I know she will miss everyone at Renzi and Shreveport.
Brandon loved his first day of camp. Thanks to all.
Today! My grandson can't wait to attend the Music Video Camp. Thanks Renzi!

Renzi provides FREE, high-quality art and academic programming to all K-12 youth in the Shreveport-Bossier area, especially those deemed at-risk.

The Renzi Education and Art Center is a 501c3 non-profit that provides free, high-quality art and academic programming taught by professional teachers and artists to K-12 youth in the Shreveport-Bossier area. While Renzi accepts students from all backgrounds, we primarily recruit and enroll at-risk youth -- those from low-income families and underserved neighborhoods. The Renzi Center was founded

Operating as usual

Timeline Photos 07/26/2021

Thanks to Great Raft Brewing for supporting Renzi! 🍻

Want to do something good for your community AND enjoy some delicious beer? Come to Great Raft this Thursday, July 29, for a supply drive to benefit the Renzi Education and Art Center! Bring in a donation ($5 min. value) and receive a free pint token.

SUPPLIES REQUESTED: Tall kitchen trash bags, paper towels, small paper cups, lined looseleaf paper, Ticonderoga brand pencils, markers (any brand)

Timeline Photos 07/15/2021

Supporting low-income students is what Renzi is all about! We were awarded a grant from Find Your Light Foundation last year. Because of their support, we were able to help children right here in Shreveport/Bossier engage with the arts and receive academic support. 🤩

Did you know? This is just one of many reasons why we are so passionate about supporting arts education. Join us at https://fylf.org/ #artsed #nonprofit #college

Renzi Education and Art Center added a View Shop button to their Page. 07/13/2021

Renzi Education and Art Center added a View Shop button to their Page.

Renzi Education and Art Center added a View Shop button to their Page.

Photos from Rotary Club of Shreveport's post 07/01/2021

We are so grateful for the support of our community! Thank you to the Rotary Club of Shreveport for helping to fund our free After School Program!

Photos from Renzi Education and Art Center's post 06/18/2021

BREAKING NEWS! Get ready to show off your support of the Renzi Center's after-school program! Visit gocustomerstore.com/renzi to purchase your shirts, and a portion of every sale goes to support our free after-school program! All shirts are made-to-order thanks to SBC Tees, so be sure to get yours today!

05/14/2021

We'd like to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who shared and contributed to our Give for Good fundraiser this year! Thanks to your support, we were able to raise over $6,500! Now that our after school program is closed for the year, we will focus on making our next year for our after school program even better. Be sure to stay tuned into our social media over the next few months for some announcements, and once again, THANK YOU!

We'd like to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who shared and contributed to our Give for Good fundraiser this year! Thanks to your support, we were able to raise over $6,500! Now that our after school program is closed for the year, we will focus on making our next year for our after school program even better. Be sure to stay tuned into our social media over the next few months for some announcements, and once again, THANK YOU!

05/04/2021

Renzi Center Teachers Talk about the Renzi Center!

Find out what our teachers have to say about the Renzi Education & Art Center! We are so grateful for the artists and teachers who dedicate their time and energy to our program. Help us support our teachers and artists, and Donate to the Renzi Center for Give for Good 2021!

http://giveforgoodnla.org/renzicenter

04/29/2021

RENZI NEWS 2021 - Weekly Report #6

The Renzi News is BACK with hard hitting journalism and feel good reporting done BY students, FOR students! This week, anchors Danteze and David discuss competing against one another on Rocket League, and Justice and Cayden tell us about their favorite cartoon character Sonic The Hedgehog. Later, Elijah talks about his journal, and Christian and Ka'Darius review recent updates to the game Fortnite!

Be sure to tune in every week for more sensational stories! This class is produced by the Renzi Education and Art Center. News casts are filmed and directed by Chuck Kreegah Loridans.

04/23/2021

Give for Good is North Louisiana's largest day of giving that allows supporters to connect with their favorite local nonprofits. Furthermore, donations made to the Renzi Center via Give for Good now through Tuesday, May 4th are percentage matched by the Lagniappe Fund, so whether you give $5 or $500, your donation to our program has an even GREATER impact on the lives of our students!
We have served the children and families of Shreveport-Bossier City for nearly 25 years! We hope to continue serving them for another 25 years as we help them learn, grow, and have fun, and we know we can with your support! Please consider using the link below to donate to our Give for Good campaign this year!
http://giveforgoodnla.org/renzicenter

Give for Good is North Louisiana's largest day of giving that allows supporters to connect with their favorite local nonprofits. Furthermore, donations made to the Renzi Center via Give for Good now through Tuesday, May 4th are percentage matched by the Lagniappe Fund, so whether you give $5 or $500, your donation to our program has an even GREATER impact on the lives of our students!
We have served the children and families of Shreveport-Bossier City for nearly 25 years! We hope to continue serving them for another 25 years as we help them learn, grow, and have fun, and we know we can with your support! Please consider using the link below to donate to our Give for Good campaign this year!
http://giveforgoodnla.org/renzicenter

04/22/2021

We are at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum celebrating Earth Day with Shreveport Green! 🌎 Come join us and check out our artwork today from 10 AM to 12 PM!

04/21/2021

RENZI NEWS 2021 - Weekly Report #4

The Renzi News is BACK with hard hitting journalism and feel good reporting done BY students, FOR students with anchor Danteze and guest anchor Christian! This week, Justice discusses his favorite superhero, Cayden teaches us how to identify a zombie, and Sebastian helps us learn about his favorite planet Uranus! Later, Elijah discusses something other than jars, and Ka'Darius details an April Fool's pranking incident at his school.

Be sure to tune in every week for more sensational stories! This class is produced by the Renzi Education and Art Center. News casts are filmed and directed by Chuck Kreegah Loridans.

[04/20/21]   Donating for Give for Good is now open, and to celebrate, we are releasing TWO new episodes of the Renzi News Cast this week! Be sure to tune in as we post them, and catch up on any episodes you've missed via the RENZI NEWS CAST playlist. Also remember to Donate to the Renzi Center for Give for Good 2021! Visit our event page for more information! ✨

04/15/2021

RENZI NEWS 2021 - LOST EPISODE: Winter Storm Throwback

The Renzi News is BACK with hard hitting journalism and feel good reporting done BY students, FOR students! This week, we are looking back at an episode lost in history due to the Winter Storm! Listen as our students share their favorite snow day activities. Also please consider donating to our winter storm recovery fund at the link below!

Be sure to tune in every week for more sensational stories! This was produced by the news cast class at the Renzi Education & Art Center. All news broadcasts are filmed and directed by Chuck Kreegah Loridans.

Please follow this link to support our winter storm recovery! gf.me/u/znwf2y

04/13/2021

Songwriting Class Sing about the Renzi Center

D'Angela wrote another great song with the students in her songwriting class at the Renzi Center yesterday! Give it a listen and let us know what you think!

Help Renzi Recover from the Winter Storm, organized by Renzi Center 03/29/2021

Help Renzi Recover from the Winter Storm, organized by Renzi Center

We know the recent winter storm was an unexpected and difficult time for all. Like many households in Shreveport, the Renzi Center buildings were not prepared for freezing weather, and we had burst pipes in both our buildings. In addition to plumbing costs, we are also facing a major replacement on one of our heating and air conditioning units. The Renzi Center consists of two historic buildings in the heart of Highland that are within walking distance for the families of the many children we serve. These unforeseen expenses add up and affect how we carry out our mission.

Help Renzi Recover from the Winter Storm, organized by Renzi Center We know the recent winter storm was an unexpected and difficult time for all. … Renzi Center needs your support for Help Renzi Recover from the Winter Storm

03/09/2021

Don't forget to join us for our fundraiser night at Whataburger on E. Kings Highway from 5 to 8 PM! Just mention the Renzi Center with your dine in, drive thru, curbside pick up or delivery order, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit our free after school program! Supporting our community never tasted this good! 🍔

Don't forget to join us for our fundraiser night at Whataburger on E. Kings Highway from 5 to 8 PM! Just mention the Renzi Center with your dine in, drive thru, curbside pick up or delivery order, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit our free after school program! Supporting our community never tasted this good! 🍔

03/04/2021

RENZI NEWS 2021 - Weekly Report #3

The Renzi News is BACK with hard hitting journalism and feel good reporting done BY students, FOR students! This week, anchor Danteze describes an incident at school between a teacher and a talkative student, Elijah talks to us about jars, and Kaylee shares her experience of a dog chasing students at her school. Later, Elijah interviews med student volunteer Rachel!

Be sure to tune in every week for more sensational stories! This class is produced by the Renzi Education and Art Center. News casts are filmed and directed by Chuck Kreegah Loridans.

[02/22/21]   Due to Caddo schools moving to virtual learning and issues with water and plumbing following the winter storm last week, the Renzi Education & Art Center's after-school program will remain closed through this week. We will reopen our after-school program on Monday, March 1st. ❄️✨

02/12/2021

RENZI NEWS 2021 - Weekly Report #3

The Renzi News is BACK with hard hitting journalism and feel good reporting done BY students, FOR students! In today's episode, head anchor Danteze reports on a dog sneaking into his classroom, Sebastian teaches us about poisonous snakes, and Gracie and Pepper bring us the fashion report with the latest trends in winter wear! Also, Aimee Rose recounts her first hand experience with returning a lost dog to its original owner!

Be sure to tune in every week for more sensational stories! This class is produced by the Renzi Education and Art Center. News casts are filmed and directed by Chuck Kreegah Loridans.

02/04/2021

RENZI NEWS 2021 - Weekly Report #2

The Renzi News is BACK with hard hitting journalism and feel good reporting done BY students, FOR students! In today's episode, David discusses the book "Bad Kitty vs Murray" by Nick Bruel, and Phillip reports on the show "The Mandalorian." Later, watch as Aimee Rose demonstrates her ground-breaking method of combining math and art with a few simple techniques.

Be sure to tune in every week for more sensational stories! This class is produced by the Renzi Education and Art Center. News casts are filmed and directed by Chuck Kreegah Loridans.

02/01/2021

Are you interested in enrolling your student in our after school program? Contact us today about how our free academic and art classes can help your child learn, grow, and have fun!

✨ renzicenter.org/contact ✨

Are you interested in enrolling your student in our after school program? Contact us today about how our free academic and art classes can help your child learn, grow, and have fun!

✨ renzicenter.org/contact ✨

01/28/2021

RENZI NEWS 2021 - Weekly Report #1

The Renzi News is BACK with hard hitting journalism and feel good reporting done BY students, FOR students! In today's episode, head anchors David and Danteze discuss the recent snow day, Sebastian teaches us about owls, and Detective Elijah does some investigative reporting on a crime at the Renzi Center! Also, Aimee Rose gives a special tribute to her mother, and Phillip interviews our Renzi News Cast director Chuck Kreegah Loridans!

Be sure to tune in every week for more sensational stories! This class is produced by the Renzi Education and Art Center. News casts are filmed and directed by Chuck Kreegah Loridans.

01/08/2021

Please join us next Thursday at Lowder Baking Company for Renzi's Holiday Bingo Pop Up at Lowder's Baking Co. We will be selling our Holiday Bingo scratch-off tickets to benefit our free after-school program! We hope to see you then!

01/06/2021

Our prize bundles are going fast from Renzi's Holiday Bingo! We still have scratch off tickets for sale for $10 each at The Agora Borealis and Grace and Mercy Gifts - and more. Buy your scratch off ticket today, and you could win wonder prizes from local artists, restaurants and small businesses! Visit www.renzicenter.org/bingo to learn more!

📸: Emerie Eck Gentry

12/18/2020

Renzi Education and Art Center's cover photo

12/18/2020

Looking for a special gift to give this holiday season? Then play Renzi's Holiday Bingo! Every ticket purchased directly benefits the Renzi Education & Art Center's FREE after school program. Tickets are only $10, and you can win prizes valued from $50 to over $200!

We have prize bundles with items from the following artists, restaurants and businesses:

Well+Fed Louisiana
Cush's Grocery & Market
Ernest's Orleans Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge, Inc.
Indigo Indian Bistro
Ki' Mexico
Leonard's Jewelers
Pure Barre
Mahaffey Farms
Frank's Pizza Napoletana
Enchanted Garden
Superior's Steakhouse
Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe
Grace and Mercy Gifts - and more
Rhino Coffee
Learning Express Toys
Whisk Dessert Bar
Canatella Interiors
Louisiana Coin and Jewelry
PizzaRev
BeauxJax Crafthouse
Chicken Salad Chick
The Sewing Shop
Buttercups Cupcakes
Chianti Restaurant
Timeline Antiques and Collectibles Mall
Shreveport Salvage
Janet Meier Designs
Dasuq Arts
Wet Paint Arts
Tony's Beverages
Megan Christine Lush
ka.lan.DRAW
Lynn Laird Fine Arts LLC
Aeriel Elyse Placeres
J. Ben Moss aka PLOID
Earth Wrinkles
Gaea's Blessings: Find Your Magic
Vizion 2020
Sample Farm
...and many more!

Tickets can be redeemed through January 2021!

Buy your tickets today at The Agora Borealis and Grace and Mercy Gifts - and more!

For more information, visit renzicenter.org/bingo!

12/18/2020

RENZI NEWS 2020 - Weekly Report #13

The Renzi News is BACK with breaking bulletins and hard-hitting journalism that affects the students at the Renzi Center today with head anchors David and Danteze! This week, David and Danteze talk about their favorite super heroes, Maite teaches us about cats, and Sharkimberly interviews volunteer Hunter! Later, Paris discusses why she likes tacos, Bryan reviews Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Elijah teaches us about chairs! Let us know what you liked from this week's report in the comments below.

This video was directed by Chuck Kreegah Loridans as part of the Renzi News Cast class.

12/09/2020

RENZI NEWS 2020 - Weekly Report #12

The Renzi News is BACK with breaking bulletins and hard-hitting journalism that affects the students at the Renzi Center today with head anchors David and Danteze! This week, Danteze talks about the recent changes in weather, and Javae gives us the play-by-play of the Saints vs. Panthers game last October. Later, Sebastian teaches us about zebras, and Sharkimberly discusses a YouTube phenomenon called Smile Dog. Also, Phillip reviews Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Bryan reviews Five Nights at Freddy's! Let us know what you liked from this week's report in the comments below.

This video was directed by Chuck Kreegah Loridans as part of the Renzi News Cast class.

12/07/2020

We are so excited to have received a donation of a farm stand from Lettuce Grow! This stand will be used in our gardening class, taught by Chuck Thompson to teach the students about fresh vegetables and fruits. 🥬🥦🫑

11/25/2020

RENZI NEWS 2020 - Weekly Report #11

The Renzi News is BACK with breaking bulletins and hard-hitting journalism that affects the students at the Renzi Center today with head anchors David and Bryan! This week, Bryan talks about the dangers of hurricanes. Later, Maite and Sharkimberly talk about their favorite animals, and Sebastian Interviews volunteer Aly. For a special Thankgiving report, we find out what the students and staff at the Renzi Center are thankful for this year! Let us know what you are thankful for in the comments below!

This video was directed by Chuck Kreegah Loridans as part of the Renzi News Cast class.

We hope you have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

11/24/2020

We are thrilled to be partnering with Holy Trinity Catholic Church for our Angel Tree!

Holy Trinity is pleased to partner with our friends at Renzi Education and Art Center, in sponsoring our 2020 “Angel Tree.” Will you aid a child in need by providing a gift for Christmas? Stop by the vestibule of our Church and pick up an angel! Blessings to all!
www.renzicenter.org

11/19/2020

RENZI NEWS 2020 - Weekly Report #10

The Renzi News is BACK with breaking bulletins and hard-hitting journalism that affects the students at the Renzi Center today with head anchor David! This week, Maite and Sharkimberly reflect on their favorite superheroes, and Sebastian teaches us how rockets work! Also, Anchor David interviews some Renzi teachers about their classes. Let us know what classes you want to learn about in the comments below!

This news cast was directed by Chuck Kreegah Loridans and produced by the Renzi Education and Art Center.

Videos (show all)

Renzi Center Teachers Talk about the Renzi Center!
RENZI NEWS 2021 - Weekly Report #6
RENZI NEWS 2021 - Weekly Report #4
RENZI NEWS 2021 - LOST EPISODE: Winter Storm Throwback
Songwriting Class Sing about the Renzi Center
RENZI NEWS 2021 - Weekly Report #3
RENZI NEWS 2021 - Weekly Report #3
RENZI NEWS 2021 - Weekly Report #2
RENZI NEWS 2021 - Weekly Report #1
RENZI NEWS 2020 - Weekly Report #13
RENZI NEWS 2020 - Weekly Report #12

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435 Egan St
Shreveport, LA
71101

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
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