Check out our 2022-2023 Positions and Partner Organizations!
The East Baton Rouge Parish Library is a community service organization that connects our citizens with information, resources, materials, technology, and experiences in order to make a positive difference in their lives.
Front Yard Bikes is a community bike shop that focuses on teaching participants of all ages how to fix and maintain bikes. We teach and develop skills in mathematics, physics, and mechanics, while promoting inclusivity, mentorship, recreation and academic achievements. We offer youth in the community a safe, free after-school program.
The purpose of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN) is to foster cooperation and communication between individual citizens and corporate and government organizations in an effort to assess and mend the environmental problems in Louisiana. LEAN's goal is the creation and maintenance of a cleaner and healthier environment for all of the inhabitants of this state.
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.
March For Moms aligns the diverse voices of families, healthcare providers, policymakers, and partners to advocate for mother’s and families’ health, well-being and equal access to care. Watch the following video to understand why this work is so important.
We develop and promote the growth and revitalization of Mid City Baton Rouge by attracting new and retaining current residents and businesses.
Mid City Redevelopment Alliance was founded by the Baton Rouge General in the fall of 1991. As the first not-for-profit organization in Baton Rouge created to address the challenges of a specific geographic region, Mid City Redevelopment Alliance has established itself as one of the most dynamic and successful community development organizations in our city.
Our Mission: To create an environment where our youngest children and families have access to the resources and opportunities necessary to help them be happy, healthy, resilient, and successful. We seek to be a model for other rural communities.
A New Voice for our Community
We’re building a new kind of organization:
Youth City Lab is a dynamic shared space of learning.
1. It’s a place.
It will include an FYB bike store, Line4Line barber shop and library, performing arts venue for Humanities Amped, hub for Big Buddy programs, shared administrative space for the four nonprofits, community gardens and courtyards, and a balcony from which to watch the beehive of activity within.
2. It’s a lab for testing programs.
The four organizations and the children they serve will brew up solutions. They will include other organizations in experiments. Ideas born and proven at the lab will be spread to future YCL branches in the parish.
3. It’s for the young, by the young.
Students will make decisions about culture and space. They’ll practice civic engagement. They will learn to read and borrow books. They’ll earn certifications that help them land their first jobs after high school, and summer work for extra spending money. They’ll put on shows and share poems at open mic events.