Together Baton Rouge is a broad-based coalition of congregations and community-based organizations in the Greater Baton Rouge area, with the capacity to address community problems large and small. The coalition has been deliberately to cross the lines of race, religion, neighborhood and political affiliation. It works on issues affecting families and communities, and is a strictly non-partisan organization.
We have three basic goals:
- to build relationships across our community based on trust and a willingness to listen to each other,
- to equip our members and leadership with skills and practices to get results, and
- to achieve change on concrete issues, as part of our common call to justice.
This video describes our founding and a few early accomplishments:
Together Baton Rouge is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our EIN number is 80-0581861. (Our formal name is "Baton Rouge Sponsoring Committee," doing business as Together Baton Rouge.)
Together Baton Rouge is part of the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), the nation’s oldest and largest broad-based organizing network. There are more than 65 IAF organizations around the country, including projects in New Orleans, Monroe, Shreveport-Bossier, Alexandria and the Louisiana Delta.