Our Mission Partners
ExxonMobil develops and applies next-generation technologies to help safely and responsibly meet the world’s growing needs for energy and high-quality chemical products.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Library (EBRPL) was established in 1939 with a collection of second-hand donated books. During its first three years, the library established eight additional library branches to service the Baton Rouge area.
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.
A group of concerned citizens, led by Dr. Jed Morris, formed Baton Rouge Green in 1987 to help restore the urban canopy of Baton Rouge, which they saw diminishing. Over the past 30 years Baton Rouge Green has been ever-present in the Capital Region – maintaining thousands of trees along major roadways and interstates, planting trees with kids in schools, helping underserved neighborhoods with community greening, and cultivating urban orchards to provide citrus to all citizens. We love trees, wildlife, people, and this unique city. We believe in stewardship of this beautiful environment we call home.
The Baton Rouge Weekly Press is considered to be the number one minority newspaper in The Greater Baton Rouge area and has served the public for over 40 years. The Weekly Press is distributed every week with a total circulation of 60,000 and has over 380 distribution points and growing every week. These distribution points include State and Local Government buildings, Banks, Churches, Louisiana State University, Southern University, schools and libraries in the East Baton Rouge Parish.
Southern University has become one of the nation’s rising stars in graduate and undergraduate level education through quality undergraduate, graduate, professional, and research programs among its five campuses. We are ranked No. 1 in the state of Louisiana in the production of black graduates with a bachelor’s degree.
Together Baton Rouge is a broad-based coalition of congregations and community-based organizations in the Greater Baton Rouge area, with the capacity to address community problems large and small. The coalition is deliberate about crossing the lines of race, religion, neighborhood and political affiliation. It works on issues affecting families and communities, and is a strictly non-partisan organization.
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including 8,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of $11 billion and approximately 13,600 employees.
CADAV, Inc. (Community Against Drugs And Violence), founded in 1993, is a community based non-profit organization in the Banks subdivision comprised of concerned citizens whose goal is to develop a sense of pride, dignity, and awareness in the community. CADAV’s mission is to combat drugs, street violence and social blight, thereby creating a safer environment for children to grow, prosper, and become productive self-sufficient citizens. CADAV sponsors a multitude of community initiatives from community-wide clean-ups and beautification programs to Juneteenth parades, youth lock-in workshops, tutorial programs and street signs and lighting repair and installation. CADAV works to empower residents, form partnerships to enhance educational and economic opportunities and revitalize neighborhoods.
CADAV firmly believes that continuous efforts will help to unify Baton Rouge and make a positive statement as to the urgent need for change. If residents are empowered, they too can take control of their own destiny and bring about positive changes in their own neighborhoods.
BREC is the agency that connects people to parks and nature in East Baton Rouge Parish with a system that has more than 180 parks including a unique mix of facilities, which mirror the history and rich natural resources in south Louisiana. This includes a state-of-the-art observatory, swamp nature center located in the urban core, equestrian park, Zoo, performing arts theatre, arboretum, botanical garden, a water park with the only surfing simulator in the state, golf courses throughout the parish and an expansive 30,000-foot concrete extreme sports park.
Build Baton Rouge
Bringing people and resources together to promote equitable investment, innovative development, and thriving communities across all of Baton Rouge.