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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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Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation : College & Career Ready Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation is accepting applications for the College & Career Ready Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Institute, which is available to Baton Rouge high school students ages 16 and older with a GPA of 2.5 of higher.
The EMR Institute is especially designed for youth interested in health careers as an emergency medical technician, nurse, doctor or similar medical professional. During the institute, participants will:
  • Earn an industry-based certification as an Emergency Medical Responder
  • Participate in a paid internship
  • Train with highly qualified first responders
  • Develop life-saving skills in CPR, automated external defibrillation and oxygen administration
  • Develop basic life support and trauma skills
  • Establish the potential to earn course credit
The EMR Institute will take place April 9, 2018 through June 13, 2018 at Southern University.  The deadline to apply is March 24.  Applications can be submitted here.
To learn more, contact Kathryn Robinson, UREC Youth Program Director, at (225) 356-8871 ext. 204 or

Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge - Sapphires' N Spurs

On Friday, March 16, 2018, Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge will host Sapphires ‘N Spurs at the LSU Parker Coliseum. This Western-themed event will feature activities for the entire family including a petting zoo, pony rides, music and dancing, games, a fun jump, a silent auction and lots of great food! The contributions received from this event will help support Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge and its mission to counsel and strengthen individuals and families improving their quality of life. The services we provide at a low or no cost to the community include counseling, parenting classes, domestic abuse intervention, child custody evaluations and mediation, supervised visitation, family safe haven, Free HIV,Syphilis, and Hepatitis C Testing. There are sponsorship  and vendor  opportunities.  Ticket are $5 For children 12 and under.  Ages thirteen and up is $20. Go to our website at or call 225-927-9810 for more information.

Click here for an informational flier 

Hope Ministries: Understanding the Dynamics of Poverty

What does the face of poverty look like to you? Join us on Thursday, March 20th from 9 a.m to 4 p.m.
Poverty may not look like what you think it does.  Poverty spans all ages, races and backgrounds.
This training is designed to help participants understand the challenges and barriers people face who have grown up in generational poverty.  We discuss things like quality of life indicators, learned behaviors, language and family background.  We use exercises to drive home a point and encourage active participation.  
This training counts as six (6) hours of CEU for the National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana Chapter.  Other groups have approved it for CEU's as well. 
If you are interested in having a customized training for your organization or company, please contact us at the number below.  
For more information about this training, please contact HOPE Ministries at 225-355-0702

O'Brien House - Dining for a Purpose

Bistro for O'Brien House will take place on Tuesday, March 27th starting at 5 p.m.  Dine at Bistro Bryronz MidCity and 20% of your check will go to O'Brien House.  Click here for more details. 

25th Annual Education Conference

Alzheimer’s Services’ 25th annual education conference on Alzheimer’s and dementia is coming up on Wednesday, April 11 at the Baton Rouge Marriott. We would love any opportunity to promote this event! Topics are pertinent to both healthcare professionals and caregivers who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Click here for information. 


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!