Baton Rouge, La. – April 14, 2022 – The Operation Cleanup by Councilperson Cleve Dunn scheduled for Saturday, April 16, has been postponed due to inclement weather. The event date is moved to April 30 at 9 a.m. Learn more at www.safehopefulneighborhoods.com/operationcleanup. Operation Cleanup events are part of Community Development Month in East Baton Rouge Parish during April.
Upcoming Operation Cleanups:
- Saturday, April 23 at 9 a.m.
1504 Gracie St.
- Councilperson Carolyn Coleman and EBR Council on Aging
- Councilperson Rowdy Gaudet and the Gardere Initiative
Hartley/Vey BREC Park, 1702 Gardere Ln.
- Councilperson Darryl Hurst and Republic Services
Cadillac Street BREC Park, 6117 Cadillac St.
- Councilperson Laurie Adams and Clean Pelican
The corner of Sharp Rd and Old Hammond
- Saturday, April 30 at 9 am
- Councilperson Chauna Banks and Scotland Saturdays
- Councilperson Cleve Dunn
8523 Harry Dr.
- Operation Cleanup – Operation Cleanup will consist of service projects during National Community Development Month, that are hosted by Safe Hopeful Neighborhood partners, Metro Council Members, residents, and community partners. Anyone participating in these projects will have access to our tool-lending program to include trash bags, grabbers, gloves, water, ice chests, tents, chairs, DPW support, and marketing tool kits.
To see details about projects and their locations, please visit www.safehopefulneighborhoods.com/operationcleanup.
For more updates regarding our events, visit our Facebook at https://fb.me/e/7teygcuPa.
- Tool Lending Program – Throughout the year, residents and partners will be able to access an online tool-lending program to ensure service projects, community improvement projects, community events, and blight remediation efforts are a success.
- Resident Leader Academy – The Resident Leader Academy training will be made up of 25 emerging resident leaders who show a demonstrated interest in leading neighborhood change. In order to increase impact and sustainability, the program’s goal will be to equip residents with the skills and resources to combat blight across the city.
Residents can apply at www.safehopefulneighborhoods.com/academy.
- Grants for Neighborhoods – Mayor Broome and her Office of Community Development are committed to supporting the formation and development of organized civic associations across East Baton Rouge Parish. Any civic association in a low- to moderate-income or disinvested neighborhood that can demonstrate both a clear need and the presence of a committed group of residents can apply for one of two programs:
- A grant to have their annual Secretary of State registration fees paid.
- A grant to pay for a professional’s services in the development of by-laws, organizing documents, neighborhood code of conducts, blight remediation, tax preparation, consulting real estate agent, etc.
- Grants for neighborhood-led community improvement projects.
Residents can apply at: www.safehopefulneighborhoods.com/civic-association-support.
- Grants for Community Projects – Neighborhoods and resident leaders will receive grants ranging from $1,000-$2,000 to support community improvement projects that are as diverse as the ideas and imagination of the residents who create them. Each project submitted for the grant will be for the benefit of their identified neighborhood.
Residents can apply at: www.safehopefulneighborhoods.com/love-your-block.
- Grants for Community Events – In addition to hosting several signature community events in coordination with Mayor Broome’s Office, her Office of Community Development, and Mid City Redevelopment, this program will serve as a centralized place for all community organizers and neighborhood leaders seeking sponsored events that provide a direct community benefit to community members.
Residents can apply at: www.safehopefulneighborhoods.com/community-event-support.
Residents interested in improving the community’s Quality of Place can sign up on the neighborhood engagement hub at www.safehopefulneighborhoods.com.