Non-profit organization requests to take control of Sci-Port

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A new non-profit group is requesting take control of the Sci-Port Discovery Center in downtown Shreveport.

On Wednesday a group of community organizations and individuals announced its plan to invest in Red River STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), a new non-profit entity that hopes to operate a children’s science center in the Sci-Port building.

The Community Foundation of North Louisiana will act as the fiscal agent of Red River STEM, pending its federal tax-exempt status.

According to Community Foundation Executive Director Kristi Gustavson, “Red River STEM and its investors seek to operate a children’s science center in the existing Sci-Port building.  It is my understanding that the non-profit company previously managing the center will no longer be operating Sci-Port.  Tht said, we are very appreciative of the efforts of the past Board, and Rich Lamb III in the particular as chairman.”

At an upcoming City Council meeting, the potential investors in Red River STEM will request that the City of Shreveport enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with it so that it may operate a children’s science center in the City-owned Sci-Port Discovery Center buidling.

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