News Flash

Mayor's Press Releases

Posted on: May 10, 2021

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Partners Launch Baton Rouge Resident Leader Academy

Baton Rouge, La. — May 10, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome along with Mid City Redevelopment Alliance and Build Baton Rouge have partnered to launch the Baton Rouge Resident Leader Academy (BR-RLA). The mission of BR-RLA is to educate, inspire, and empower residents with the necessary tools to effect the change residents want to see. 

“Everyone deserves to live in a safe, hopeful neighborhood,” said Mayor Broome. “This program will allow local residents to learn from national and local leaders about how to make a difference in your neighborhood. I encourage all who can to apply to join the Resident Lead Academy.”

INFORMATION ON THE PROGRAM:

The Baton Rouge Resident Leader Academy will be held during half-day sessions on Saturdays from June 5-July 31. The deadline to apply is May 23.

The goal of the program is to sustainably improve the quality of life for all East Baton Rouge Parish residents. Partners with the Safe Hopeful Neighborhoods initiative believe Baton Rouge needs great ideas and great community leaders to ensure all neighborhoods are safe, hopeful and healthy. This academy is created to educate, inspire, and empower residents with the necessary tools to lead the changes they want to see. 

The Resident Leader Academy experience will consist of team building, onsite training, networking, and a yearlong action project. Trainings will be based on the nationally recognized NeighborWorks America curriculum and topics include Project Planning, Project Management, Community Development, Community Pride & Improvement Projects, Leading Great Meetings, Marketing and Communications, and Grant Writing. If four to five residents from a neighborhood graduate from the academy, they will be eligible for a $2,500 grant to support the implementation of a year-long improvement project.

HOW TO APPLY

While residents from all neighborhoods within East Baton Rouge Parish are encouraged to apply to this program, the Resident Leader Academy will prioritize serving underserved communities like Scotlandville, Dixie, Gardere, Old South Baton Rouge, and Eden Park.  

The Application is available at http://safehopefulneighborhoods.com/academy

Apply through our Safe Hopeful Neighborhoods website. If organizations are interested in more information or copies of the application please contact info@midcityredevelopment.org.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Mayor's Press Releases

Statement from Mayor Broome

Posted on: September 24, 2021

Mayor Broome Extends Curfew

Posted on: September 3, 2021

Mayor Extends Curfew

Posted on: September 3, 2021

Ice Distribution Site at Noon

Posted on: September 3, 2021

Mayor Broome Extends Curfew

Posted on: September 2, 2021

Mayor Broome Extends Curfew

Posted on: August 30, 2021

Mayor Broome Implements Curfew

Posted on: August 29, 2021

Pre-Landfall Shelter Opened

Posted on: August 29, 2021

Statement from Mayor Broome

Posted on: July 19, 2021

City-Parish Monitoring Invest 92L

Posted on: June 17, 2021

Statement from Mayor Broome

Posted on: June 11, 2021

Hurricane Season 2021 Begins

Posted on: June 1, 2021

Statement from Mayor Broome

Posted on: May 17, 2021

Statement from Mayor Broome

Posted on: April 26, 2021

Winter Storm Debris Removal Underway

Posted on: February 19, 2021

Emergency Shelters and City-Parish Offices

Posted on: February 16, 2021

Curfew Issued for East Baton Rouge Parish

Posted on: February 15, 2021

HURRICANE ZETA AND GARBAGE SERVICES

Posted on: October 27, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces Citizen Data Academy

Posted on: September 22, 2020

Geaux Get Healthy Launches Year Three

Posted on: September 21, 2020

Mayor Broome Declares Parish-Wide Emergency

Posted on: September 13, 2020

Stormwater Master Plan Virtual Open House

Posted on: September 2, 2020

City-Parish Buildings Remain Closed

Posted on: August 25, 2020

Mayor Broome to Extend Mask Order

Posted on: July 28, 2020

Tropical Weather Trending

Posted on: July 23, 2020

Real Time Crime Center Gets Major Donation

Posted on: December 11, 2019

Baton Rouge Healthy Food Retail Initiative

Posted on: November 20, 2019

2019 Capital Region Veterans Parade

Posted on: November 11, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: October 22, 2019

Baton Rouge Veteran’s Parade 2019

Posted on: October 7, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: October 7, 2019

Mayor Broome Kicks Off MOVEBR Program

Posted on: September 24, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: August 19, 2019

Tropical Storm Barry Updates

Posted on: July 14, 2019

Invest 92L Preparations

Posted on: July 9, 2019

Gulf Tropical Disturbance Update

Posted on: July 8, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: May 30, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: April 24, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: March 27, 2019

MOHSEP Monitoring Rising Mississippi River

Posted on: February 28, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: February 4, 2019

Mayor Broome Announces SKYWARN Training

Posted on: December 4, 2018

Essay Contest for Local Middle Schoolers

Posted on: September 11, 2018

Mayor Broome Creates Blight Strike Team

Posted on: February 16, 2018

Metro Council Approves 2018 Budget

Posted on: December 12, 2017