The Baton Rouge Youth Coalition prepares high-achieving, under-resourced high school students to enter, excel in, and graduate from college so they can become full participants in society.
BRYC will offer its Fellows individualized academic, personal, leadership and college support services that are equal or superior to the services available to their most resourced peers.
Humanities Amped is an innovative curricular program at McKinley Senior High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It is a collection of English Language Arts, Social Studies, and elective classes based in critical participatory action research and culturally sustaining pedagogies.
The Humanities Amped mission is to provide transformative learning opportunities that awaken the capacities of students to take critically informed action within their own communities. We understand humanities education as an active doing in which research, civic action, and creative problem-solving fuel learning.
We envision public schools as intergenerational spaces for critical inquiry and concrete action in collaboration with local communities. Young people’s agency, well-being, and democratic participation drive the educational process. In such spaces, learning is pleasurable, generative, and rooted in relationships.
The mission of the LSU Food Pantry is to provide supplemental food to students in need who may experience hunger or food insecurity.
Food insecurity is a prevalent issue on college campuses nationwide that goes largely unaddressed. Some students may experience situational hunger or insecurity while others may demonstrate chronic hunger or insecurity and a need for continued support. Regardless of circumstances, no student should have to choose between food and other basic needs. The Food Pantry exists to help ease that choice and provide support.
Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR) is a nonprofit organization committed to serving youth and adult survivors of sexual trauma and building institutional capacity to prevent and respond responsibly to sexual violence in the community.
At Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation, no one is left out of the equation. UREC takes pride in investing in individuals across generational, social and economic lines. Our human development initiatives educate, activate and train youth and adults to become empowered community members & stakeholders, reliable professionals and successful entrepreneurs. Our investments in others continue to pay off.
The Walls Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that began as a collaborative effort in November 2012 between a number of entrepreneurial real estate and social communities in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We intend to bridge the gap between the artistic and business communities in order to accomplish not only city beautification but also economic development in order to serve a greater social good.