Two upcoming events will offer Lafayette school board candidates a forum and raise community awareness about the needs of local students and families impacted by adverse childhood experiences.

Adverse childhood experiences are defined as traumatic events occurring before age 18. ACEs include all types of abuse and neglect as well as parental mental illness, substance use, divorce, incarceration and domestic violence.

On Wednesday, September 18 One Acadiana, UL Lafayette and KATC will host the five candidates for Lafayette Mayor-President in a forum at the Acadiana Center for the Arts.

The forum will be broadcast on KATC on Wednesday beginning at 7:00 pm.

One Acadiana President and CEO Troy Wayman joined GMA to discuss the televised forum.

The public is invited to attend the event to hear from all five candidates on their vision for the City of Lafayette and the Parish.

The Chicken Salad Chick concept, born in Auburn, Ala., was established in 2008 in the kitchen of founder, Stacy Brown. When Stacy discovered that the local county health department would not allow her to continue making and selling her delicious recipes out of her home kitchen, she overcame that obstacle by launching her first restaurant with the business expertise of her future husband and fellow founder, Kevin Brown. Together, they opened a small takeout restaurant, which quickly grew; the company now has more than 120 restaurants across 14 states.

One Acadiana hosted a luncheon today featuring University of Louisiana System President and CEO Jim Henderson to announce the launch of their new Complete LA initiative.

Complete LA aims to re-engage Louisianians who have some college credit, but no degree.

The program aligns with One Acadiana's 55 by 25 initiative by providing support to adults who are considering returning to college to earn a bachelor's degree.

Glenn Armentor “Pay It Forward” Food Drive Kicked Off With $5,000 Donation

LAFAYETTE, LA – Glenn Armentor is partnering with NuNu’s Market, Townsquare Media and Fox 15 KADN/NBC 15 KLAF for the Glenn Armentor “Pay It Forward” Food Drive, hoping to collect as much food as possible for Second Harvest Food Bank to feed families and kids in need at the start of the school year.

The 4th new-car dealership in the TEAM Automotive Group is their first in Acadiana

The TEAM Automotive Group is proud to announce the opening of TEAM Honda of Acadiana, the company’s first dealership located West of the Atchafalaya Basin, and the fourth overall. The new dealership is located on I-49 just north of the Harry Guilbeau Road Exit.

Today during the One Acadiana luncheon, University of Louisiana System President and CEO Jim Henderson announced Compete LA, a program designed to re-engage the 653,000 Louisianians with some college credit but no degree. The program is an opportunity to improve the state’s second to last ranking of those with bachelor’s degrees or higher.

The University of Louisiana System has launched a new program with the goal of getting Louisianians back to school and finishing their bachelor's degree.

System President and CEO Jim Henderson discussed the details of the Compete LA program Thursday at a luncheon for One Acadiana members.

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Gulf Coast Social Services is a non-profit agency that empowers people with mental, physical, behavioral, and other challenges to improve the quality of their lives and to live as independently as possible in the community. Our vision is dedicated to providing the people we service with the highest possible quality of life and to enable them to live as independently as possible in their community. 

LAFAYETTE, LA — One Acadiana today announced that, in collaboration with Louisiana Economic Development, it will host the fourth cohort of the Acadiana CEO Roundtable program.

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