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Capital Area United Way – “Power of 9” - The Power of 9 Awards celebrate the spirit of volunteerism and by putting the spotlight on the diversity of volunteers in our community. The individuals, friends, community groups and corporations freely give of their time, talent and energy to help organizations meet their mission. In partnership with WAFB Channel 9 and sponsored by Capital One Bank, we support these heroes in our community by honoring one (or more) special volunteers each month, featured on a segment produced and aired by WAFB. In addition, we recognize all the Power of 9 recipients and highlight the organizations with which they volunteer at a banquet held each January. Nominate a Volunteer: Do you know a volunteer or group of volunteers that have made a difference for you and your community? Please nominate them for the Power of 9 Honors Award today. Nominations are accepted throughout the year (please see attached).  For more information contact Ashley Montagnino at

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Capital Area United Way is partnering with Roonga, Inc., to offer a new way of helping local agencies get the critical supplies they need.  Roonga’s online collection drives streamline in-kind donations so agencies get exactly what they need in quantities that they need – with less work! – and donors purchase items in greatest need.

How do these online collection drives benefit our community?

·         For local agencies, Roonga’s drives remove the uncertainties of the traditional offline drive.  Instead of receiving collection barrels where items need to be reviewed, sorted, and sometimes discarded, agencies specify exactly what they need (items, brand, quantity).  Donors purchase from their “registry” and all the supplies are delivered in bulk at the end, minimizing the need to store, review, and sort donations.  

·         For companies interested in maximizing their impact, Roonga’s online drives ensure that employees are donating items that are truly needed – without having to manage the logistics of collecting and transporting supplies.  Companies create team drives derived from the items selected by an agency, and a dedicated page tracks progress in real-time.  All the supplies are delivered directly to the nonprofit, along with the other items donated by other teams and donors, all at one time – reducing the overhead for nonprofits to process these donations.

Register for a free, 30-minute consultation session by clicking here

Contact for questions:

Marc Zucker
Community Manager
(650) 740-7833

UREC's College & Career Ready After School Program is Accepting Applications - Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM. Program open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

  • ACT Prep
  • College Readiness
  • Campus Tours
  • Academic Enrichment
  • Homework Labs
  • No Cost to Participate

For more information, contact: Ms. Kathryn Robinson at (225) 356-8871 ext. 204 or
Download the Application Here!

Flood Proof: Legal Help for Homeowners with Title Problems - Is proving that you own your home a barrier to disaster recovery? Were you denied FEMA or other assistance? Did someone pass away, making you the owner of your family home?

You may qualify for this free service if:

  • Your property was damaged in the 2016 flood
  • Your flooded home is your primary residence or it was and you plan to rebuild
  • Your property is loacted in East Baton Rouge, Livingston, or Ascension Parish
  • You meet income eligibility guidelines

You can reach us in different ways:
Call: 1-844-244-7871
Apply Online:
Walk-In: Monday & Wednesday, 1-4p.m., 715 St. Ferdinand St., Baton Rouge, LA

For more information check out our Flyer


Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation. Homebuyer Seminar

Building Credit to Purchase a New Home

Tuesday, March 28th, from 6:15 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. At the Eden Park Branch Library - 5131 Greenwell Springs Rd., Baton Rouge, LA.

Guest Speaker: Deborah Graham - Community Mortgage Loan Officer, Assistant Vice President Capital One Community Mortgage

Regiter at

E-mail: Phone: 225-356-8871 Register Here

John A. Manda Jr. Memorial. Golf Classic

The 2017 John A. Manda Jr. Golf Classic will take place on Monday, May 8th. Located at the Bluffs on Thompson Creek in St. Francisville, Louisiana.

Registration Opens at 9:00a.m. Shotgun at 10a.m.

To register your team or become a sponsor visit

Contact Melody Watson at or 225.383.3928 for more information

Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge.

Mental Health 911 - Families in Crisis
March 21, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Charles R. Kelly Community Center
3535 Riley Street

What happens when you have a mental health crisis in your family? If I call for help do they go to jail or a hospital? Who do you call? What do you need to know?

Join us for a free educational event and discussion on mental health emergencies. Panelists from the Coroner's Office, Hospitals, EBR Parish Prison and local families/advocates will present resources and options for families in the event of a mental health crisis. Learn to advocate for your loved ones. Registration is encouraged but not required. Call 929-7674, ext. 100 for more information.

Annual Celebrate the Family (UPDATE)- has been postponed until next year as a result of the flood.

On Tue, Aug 9, 2016 at 10:35 AM, E Gibson <> wrote:

Good Morning,

On November 10, 2016, Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge will honor three exceptional families from our community at the 23rd Annual Celebrate the Family Gala.  The families are nominated by the community and selected from a committee of volunteers based on their experiences in one or more of the following areas: overcoming adversity, community service, personal faith or the highest levels of continued love, caring and respect within their family unit.

The “Special Family” awards recognize the importance of healthy families, whatever the structure, and their role in caring for each other as individuals, as family members, and as members of our community.

Selected families will be honored at our 23rd Annual Gala, Celebrate the Family/ An All Red Affair, to be held November 10, 2016 at The Capitol Park Welcome Center located at 702 N. River Road.