Cohabitat Foundation

aka Cohabitat Foundation   |   Shreveport, LA   |  http://cohab.org

Mission

Cohab is a non-profit hub providing entrepreneurs at all levels the traction to achieve success.

We believe the pathway to a stronger community begins with empowering our home grown talent and keeping them rooted in North Louisiana.

Ruling year info

2010

Executive Director

Jessica Schiele

Main address

500 Clyde Fant Parkway Suite 200

Shreveport, LA 71101 USA

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EIN

27-1566437

NTEE code info

Economic Development (S30)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

YouthTrax

YouthTrax brings meaningful hands-on experiences to the young entrepreneurs of North Louisiana ages 5 - 23.

Beginning in 2011 as an annual stop for Inner City Entrepreneur Institute's Biz Camp, Cohab expanded YouthTrax in 2015 to work with Bossier Talented Arts program students and alumni to teach these young artists the skills needed to monetize their talents like budgeting, marketing, and sales.

In 2016, Cohab will team up with Raising Cane's to bring Lemonade Day workshops to North Louisiana.

Population(s) Served
Adults

BizTrax offers vital guidance and services for early-stage and lifestyle businesses including:

- A spot in FastTrac NewVenture included
- Discounts to other Cohab classes
- Goal setting and accountability
- Key Performance Indicator Tracking
- Peer to peer support
- Present at 1 Million Cups
- A certificate of completion

Those who complete the program leave ready to move into StartupTrax if they're scalable or graduate and receive alumni support.

Population(s) Served
Adults

StartupTrax is a year-round program designed to help local scalable startups gain significant traction.

StartupTrax is perfect for the startup who has launched, has a demo or prototype and is ready to grow.

Participants get access to mentorship, education,and networking, as well as potential access to funding opportunities.

Through StartupTrax, mentors and coaches are able to get in the trenches with our startups and do what it takes to help them find success.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Cohab works with second stage small businesses in Northwest Louisiana to help them achieve growth through executive development.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Cohab is Northwest Louisiana's first coworking space dedicated to supporting remote workers, small businesses, and creative professionals in order to grow Shreveport-Bossier's creative culture and economy.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

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Financials

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Cohabitat Foundation

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Taylor Jamison

Strategic Action Council

Term: 2019 -


Board co-chair

Wendy Horton

Wendy Horton Law

Term: 2019 -

Everardo Recendiz

ActionCOACH

David Rockett

Greater Bossier Economic Development Foundation

Liz Swaine

Shreveport Downtown Development Authority

Lauren Aldrich

Heard McElroy and Vestal

John Chidlow

Innolyzer

Allison Shelton

Delish and Oak Alley Farms

Turaeza Hose

Prep Cakes and MS KICK

Wendell Riley

LSU Shreveport

Jim Malsch

JRM Ventures

Holly Lawrence

Enterprise Computing Services

Jessica Schiele

Cohab - Executive Director

John Grindley

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No