Free Community Connection Workshop Series Announced

On Wednesday, July 10, the City of Lake Charles hosted a news conference to announce the new Community Connection workshop series.

Much like the City’s successful Teen Connection series, launched in October 2017, Community Connection is a series of free, one-hour workshops. The workshops will enhance life skills for adults in Lake Charles and the surrounding area and are scheduled for July, August and September.

“There has been much conversation in recent years about the economic boom our area is experiencing, but one thing we hear quite frequently is that many of our citizens are unsure of how they can benefit and improve their own lives on the heels of this growth,” said Mayor Nic Hunter. “Community Connection will focus on providing real, practical information on topics such as landing a better job, gaining financial independence, leveraging banking and a good credit score to improve your personal bottom line, encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit, and much more.”

Workshops begin on Tuesday, July 23, and will be held from 6 -7 p.m. The location will alternate between Epps Memorial Library (1320 North Simmons St.) and Huber Recreation Center (2124 14th St.). Attendees will be entered into a raffle to win a brand-new laptop computer.

The schedule is as follows:

July 23, 2019, Epps Memorial Library: “How Can I Land a Better Job within this Economic Boom?

July 25, 2019, Huber Recreation Center: “How Can I Make More Money by Enhancing my Skills or Education?

Aug 22, 2019, Epps Memorial Library: “Using Banking and a Good Credit Score to Put More Money in My Pocket”

September 12, 2019, Huber Recreation Center: “Financial Freedom! Through Good Budgeting and Thinking Long Term”

September 26, 2019, Epps Memorial Library: “I can do This! Ladders are made for Climbing!” 

Complete details on the program, including a full, printable schedule, can be found at

Community Connection is presented in partnership with the Calcasieu Parish Public Library, Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, Project Build a Future, United Way of Southwest Louisiana, Hancock Whitney Bank and the Lake Charles Education Collaborative.

Click here to download a printable workshop schedule.

Click here to register and reserve your space (not required, but encouraged).

Published: 2019-07-10

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