Throughout its history, CABL has continued to be a force for positive change by remaining focused on its goal of making Louisiana better. CABL's notable achievements and projects include:
- The Quantum Change Agenda -- a statewide election initiative to help inform voters and candidates about important issues, inject them into political campaigns, and hold elected officials accountable for addressing these issues after the election.
- Sponsor with LPB candidate forums in gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races.
- Fighting Poverty, Building Community, a call to action to attack the pervasive poverty that grips Louisiana
- Measuring Our Progress, a user-friendly "report card" that citizens, civic groups, elected leaders and policy makers can use to track Louisiana's progress in addressing the state's most important long-term issues
- Legislation to create the State Code of Ethics.
- Passage of ethics and campaign finance reforms
- Constitutional Amendment ending retirement benefits for part-time elected officials
- Legislation to create Rainy Day Trust Fund.
- Preservation in permanent trust of 75% of Louisiana's $4 billion settlement with U.S. tobacco companies
- Creation of the framework for fiscal reform
- Reforms in the investment of state funds and retirement debt
- Consolidation of levee boards and tax assessors in New Orleans area.
- Development and passage of Louisiana's school accountability system.
- State takeover of failing public schools in New Orleans.
- Creation of Louisiana Recovery School District.
- Catalyst for the creation of New Schools for New Orleans to assist charter schools.
- Passage of high-quality statewide early childhood education program for at-risk children.
- Creation of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System.
- Passage of charter school laws for Louisiana.
- Leader in recent state efforts to address teacher quality and redesign of high schools.
- The Leadership Louisiana program which trains community and political leaders
- Creation and support of privately-endowed local education funds which now total several million dollars
- Development of Louisiana Public Broadcasting and the offshore Superport
- Creation of Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organziations (LANO) to support and build the nonprofit sector.