Partner News

Capital Area United Way - Community Conversations

United Way has added additional Community Conversation dates to the schedule through January. If you missed the chance to sign-up in October and November, or would like to host a second Conversation with your clients, Click Here To Sign-Up. I will be in touch to finalize details with your organization. To the agencies that have already hosted a Community Conversation, thank you! We have been impressed with the level of feedback received and look forward to incorporating the themes discussed in Community Conversations into our next funding processes.

Capital Area United Way -  VITA

Capital Area United Way’s VITA program is seeking volunteers! Attend an orientation session this week to learn more!
VITA provides FREE income tax preparation, with a goal of helping underserved individuals and families receive additional financial support, guidance and credits during the tax season. VITA volunteers have returned more than $25 million in tax refunds to our 10-parish community, making individuals and families more financially stable. Serving as a VITA volunteer is more than just doing a person’s taxes, it’s an opportunity to help low-wage, working families keep more of what they earn.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!  VITA needs greeters and tax preparers for the 2018 tax season. Orientation sessions, which start next week, will review how VITA impacts thousands of people, the perks to being a volunteer, the roles and responsibilities of being a greeter or tax preparer, training requirements, and ability to sign-up for volunteer shifts at designated site locations across our 10-parishes.
You can sign up to attend an orientation sessions online. Please reach out to our VITA Manager at, if you have any questions!

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

For more information see attachment.

Alzeimer's Services of the Capital Area -   Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area is hosting the Grantsmanship Training Program in Baton Rouge, January 29 – February 2, 2018. This comprehensive, five-day, hands-on workshop for nonprofit and government grantseekers guides participants to plan effective programs and then get grant funding to support them.   Click here to learn more

Homebuyer Seminar hosted by Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation

Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation will host a Homebuyer Seminar Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 6:00pm to 7:45pm at Greenwell Springs Road Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road in Baton Rouge.  Lending Officers from Cottonport Bank will present.  Please register here. For more information, email or call (225) 356-8871. No cost to attend.  

Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge
MHA and Resilient Baton Rouge are excited to announce our spring Conference. Please put the date in your calendar and look for more information including registration in the near future.
When: March 8-9, 2018 
Repeat Sessions on March 10, 2018
Who: Dr. Daniel Barnett, MPH of Johns Hopkins University and Dr. William "Beau" Clark will be the keynote speakers
Where: Bishop Tracey Center, Baton Rouge
CEUs: 10 possible CEU's (application pending) for social workers, licensed clinical therapists and first responders including 3 ETHICS hours 
Cost: $240 per attendee (10 hours, 7 + 3 Ethics)
$80 Saturday only- Ethics (3 hours)

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