What are we building?

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:

  1. to build relationships across our community based on trust and a willingness to listen to each other, 
  2. to equip our members and leadership with skills and practices to get results, and
  3. to achieve change on concrete issues, as part of our common call to justice.

For a list of current member organizations, click here. For more on our philosophy of organizing, click here.

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.

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  • commented 2016-09-02 01:58:33 -0500
    Thank God someone is responding to the needs of elderly folks who are in such jeopardy as a result of these floods. As an elder, myself, and as a poor one, to boot, my heart aches for those suffering. Carry on Together Baton Rouge, and I’ll keep reading on your website, looking for a way I can help from up here in New York City.
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  • commented 2016-04-22 11:17:46 -0500
    It is a blessing to have a voice that is heard and taking seriously.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-02-29 09:40:40 -0600
    I am excited to be a part of Together Baton Rouge and just wanted you to know about that involvement. Let me know if you want more info about this wonderful organization which seeks to unite our community in a quest for a better future for our entire town.

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