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Be Bossier is written and edited by a team of people who love Bossier City, Louisiana. We discover compelling stories within our city and parish, so that we can share our passion with you. Our goal is to showcase all of the incredible resources and amenities Bossier has to offer. Whether you are looking to move to Bossier, start a business here or just wondering what the city is all about, you’ve come to the right place. 

Bossier City Farmer's Market

The Market will be held from 9am-1pm each Saturday, April 7, 2018 through November 2018.  This family-friendly event is free, open to the public and will feature children’s activities including face-painting, games, and is even pet friendly.

Bossier Innovates

Powered by the Bossier Chamber of Commerce, Bossier Innovates is your one-stop for information and resources to help you learn about the rich offerings Bossier Parish has to offer.  If you are new to Bossier, or are making the move here, this is a powerful resources to connect you to all the community services and iformation you need to help you get settled in.

Bossier Parish Schools

We at Bossier Schools take great pride in being named one of the fastest growing school districts in Louisiana.  The Bossier School System is also recognized for continually exceeding the state average, even garnering international acclaim. Our state assessment scores and graduation rate routinely exceed the state average and our students are high achievers, recognized for performing in the top percentile in Advanced Placement (AP) courses. This has led to Bossier Schools being ranked in the top tier of highest performing school districts in Louisiana and the Department of Education awarding Bossier Schools an overall letter grade of a ‘B.’  Bossier Schools also received accreditation in spring 2016 from AdvancED, the largest international accrediting agency for K-12 schools. In addition, our district was honored to be awarded the highest score of any school system assessed in 2015-16. 

Community Renewal International

Community Renewal brings together caring partners to restore hope, rebuild caring communities, and renew the spirit of cooperation in every segment of the community.

Everyone On

EveryoneOn is a national nonprofit that creates social and economic opportunity by connecting everyone to the internet.  Through partnerships with local internet service providers, EveryoneOn is able to offer free or $9.95 home Internet service.  

Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana

The mission of the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana is to serve as the primary resource for fighting hunger in Northwest Louisiana.  Their vision is to ultimately end hunger in Northwest Louisiana by effective food collection and distribution which will provide universal access to food for the needy in our communities.


KIDLINE (1-800-CHILDREN) is an anonymous, toll-free, statewide telephone service offering crisis intervention, support, parenting information and referrals to community resources within the state of Louisiana. KIDLINE is now also available via text at 225-424-1533 or via web chat.  Counselors available 24/7.  Call, text, or chat for:  confidential emotional support; information on child development; positive discipline tips; information on community services; inforamtion on the Safe Haven Law; or information on Crime Victim Reparation.


Louisiana Initiative for Nonprofit & Community Collaboration is a web-based community platform that brings community resources together through one portal, providing data, knowledge and interactive tools for effective collaboration between nonprofits, government, funders, and other stakeholders about a wide range of issues which impact the quality of life of Northwest Louisiana, such as homelessness, health, education, and workforce development. LINCC provides information on all exempt organizations to assist grant makers, service providers, and those wishing to volunteer, contribute, and collaborate with organizations and others dedicated to improving the quality of life in Bossier Parish, Caddo Parish, DeSoto Parish, Natchitoches Parish, and Webster Parish.

Louisiana Heroes' Scholarship Fund

The Louisiana Heroes’ Scholarship Fund provides college and vocational school tuition to the children of Louisiana’s teachers, coaches, law enforcement officers, and first responders. Scott Chafin created the fund, in conjunction with the Community Foundation, by making an initial donation of $25,000.00. The fund will be kept alive by annual fundraisers and private donations. The Louisiana Heroes’ Scholarship Fund will award (5) $2,500 scholarships each year to Louisiana students based on merit and need.

R.W. Norton Art Gallery

The mission of R. W. Norton Art Gallery is to collect, preserve, study, exhibit, and stimulate appreciation for and advance knowledge of works of art and literature.  Surrounding the R.W. Norton Art Gallery are 40 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and botanical gardens, where tens of thousands of plants, including several thousand of introduced and native azaleas burst forth in spring.  The Gallery houses an exceptional collection of art spanning more then four millenia.  The R.W. Norton Art Gallery is a teaching museum. Using the art as textbooks, the entire curriculum for an academic school day can be taught in a rich and rewarding environment.


Sci-Port Discovery Center provides a fun, educational environment for people of all ages to explore and actively engage in the world of mathematics, science and technology.  Sci-Port serves to spark curiosity about the world around us, provides hands-on tools for using scientific discovery in everyday life, and encourages a passion for life-long learning.

Shreveport Aquarium

Discover an underwater world of wonder. Travel through brightly colored coral reefs, creaking shipwrecks, dark ocean caves and tropical lagoons. Marvel at the variety and diversity in our unique freshwater domed gallery and travel to the deep to visit the strange creatures that lurk in the dark. Get up close and personal with sharks, rays, jellyfish and a host of other cool creatures in one of our many touch tanks. Learn how these animals adapt and survive in their environment and understand how you can make a difference in both their world and ours.

Step Forward

Fostering regional collaboration through active citizenship; improving educational outcomes for all children; building a vibrant community and preparing a globally competitive workforce.

United Way

United Way goes beyond temporary fixes to create lasting change in communities around the world. By bringing people and organizations together around innovative solutions, we impact millions of lives every year.

Volunteers of America

Through our hundreds of human service programs, including housing and healthcare, Volunteers of America touches the lives of more than 1.4 million people in over 400 communities in 46 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico each year. Since 1896, we have supported and empowered America's most vulnerable groups, including veterans, at-risk youth, the frail elderly, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions. Our work touches the mind, body, heart — and ultimately the spirit — of those we serve, integrating our deep compassion with highly effective programs and services.