South poised to lead the way in closing wealth gap

With the leadership and solutions of the Southern Regional Asset Building Coalition as its foundation, the South is prepared to lead the way.

Louisianans seek end to cycle of financial failure

Stretching to northeast Louisiana through central parts of the state then southwest and into the capitol region, the steady grip of poverty is the primary concern of Louisiana’s working residents and youth. During a series of listening sessions conducted statewide residents told partners with the  Louisiana Building Economic Security Together, or LABEST, coalition that policies on housing, … Continue reading

Public invited to discuss obstacles to gaining personal wealth

OPELOUSAS — The Center for Rural and Small Business Development in the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center and the Louisiana Building Economic Security Together (LABEST) will host an advocacy training and listening session at 9 a.m. Saturday, August 24 at the Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives, 1209 Diesi Street, Opelousas, LA. Attendees will … Continue reading