Empowering the Community for Excellence ( ETCFE) is a community-based, non-profit organization principally formed in response to the disturbingly high number of students in Crowley who do not meet benchmark level of proficiency in math and language arts skills appropriate for their grade level. ETCFE provides an educational environment that partners certified teachers with low-income, under-achieving students in small-class settings to provide free academic support with the goal of improving proficiency in math and language arts. Tutoring sessions are aligned with the State of Louisiana Common Core Curricula, and students are given remediation in skills in which they are deficient and reinforcement in skills they grasp. Our mission is to identify academically at-risk children starting at a young age and provide the academic assistance they need but cannot afford. The intention is to promote improvement in their academic performance, and thereby lay a foundation for continued success, not only during their school years but beyond, so that they will become productive citizens after they graduate.
Even though our focus is on low-income students in grades 1-5, we will accept any student needing the assistance provided space is available. Middle and high school students are taking advantage of our free tutoring program as well.
"The future depends on what we do in the present."
Performance Summary 2017-2018
65% Students scored Benchmark
23% Students scored at a level that needs only Strategic Support
12% Students scored at a level demonstrating the need for Intensive Support
D.I.B.E.L.S. (Reading) 2017-2018
75% Students scored Benchmark
10% Students scored at a level that needs only Strategic Support
15% Students scored at a level that demonstrates a need for a Intensive Support
*Because of changes in parish testing mandates, only one school was able to provide complete scores. Scores reflected are from Ross Elementary.
Audry Spencer named 2015 Humanitarian of the Year by the Crowley Chamber of Commerce
Audry Spencer received the Rotary Club of Crowley Vocational Award 2015
Audry Spencer received the NAACP 2014 Community Service Award
Audry Spencer received the National Association of University Women of Excellence in Education Award 2014
Audry Spencer voted Acadiana Hero for April 2014! Click here for more details
Audry Spencer named 2018 Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation Angel and awarded a grant for her non-profit
Ross Elementary School Rating for helping to
promote their Leader in Me program
This year ETCFE welcomed more than 100 students from Ross Elementary, South Crowley Elementary, North Crowley Elementary, Crowley Middle and Crowley High School!