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Resident Leader Academy

Join a group of dedicated neighbors and community leaders working alongside Mayor-President Broome to make our community safer, healthier, and more hopeful.

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"City-Parish cannot take on improving Quality of Place alone. These issues require the commitment and involvement of the community as well. My Neighborhood Engagement Hub will house all of our community and neighborhood interventions to improve Quality of Place. There are opportunities for trainings, clean ups, and connecting with City-Parish to implement change on their block."

We can make Baton Rouge Safe, Hopeful and Healthy,
all we need is you!

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Changing Neighbrohoods, Changing Lives

Our Mission is to Empower You

Safe Hopeful Neighborhood (SHN) serves as the hub of neighborhood engagement for Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome's Office, Mid City Redevelopment Alliance, and Build BR.

SHN is a citizen-based portal that connects people to city systems, and empowers people to use those city systems to improve their lives. SHN gives resident leaders the capacity to create change in their neighborhoods and encourage others to join them.

Resident Leadership Training

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Funding for Community Improvement

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Funding for Civic Association Support

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Community Event Support

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Operation
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We Need YOU At These Events

Operation Cleanup

April 10

TBD
  • Join a project led by your council member
  • we'll provide all of the supplies
  • City will pick up all trash collected
  • Magnify your impact by joining your neighbors

Blight Bootcamp

April 17

9am - 12:30PM
  • Virtual and In-Person Options
  • Speakers are Local and Regional Experts
  • Connect with the City Officials You need to know
  • Breakout sessions to Dig Deep
We'll keep you up to date

Interested in Learning About Upcoming Opportunities?

We will have programs, initiatives, and events throughout the year. If you want us to keep you updated about Mayor-President Broome's newest community development initiative, submit your email below!

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We Need YOU At These Events

Resident Leader Academy

May 23

*DEADLINE TO APPLY*

  • Nationally renowned NeighborWorks America curriculum
  • Join 5 of your neighbors in a team alongside teams from across the city
  • Here from top local changemakers
  • Earn $2,500 for your neighborhood

Operation Cleanup

Coming Soon!

8am - 12pm
  • Join a project led by your council member
  • we'll provide all of the supplies
  • City will pick up all trash collected
  • Magnify your impact by joining your neighbors

Community Science Webinar

Recorded

  • Virtual Webinar with National Speakers
  • Help Prevent Litter from Reaching Ocean
  • Learn How to Collect Data on Litter

Blight Bootcamp

Sept 25, 2021

9am - 12:30PM
  • Virtual and In-Person Options
  • Speakers are Local and Regional Experts
  • Connect with the City Officials You need to know
  • Breakout sessions to Dig Deep
We'll keep you up to date

Interested in Learning About Upcoming Opportunities?

We will have programs, initiatives, and events throughout the year. If you want us to keep you updated about Mayor-President Broome's newest community development initiative, submit your email below!

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We Work with leaders like you

Be a Part of a Network Changing Baton Rouge for the Better

Kelvin Cryer

Resident Leader

"If we don’t get engaged and put in the work, we can’t expect the change we seek. Faith without works is dead."

Nicole Scott

Resident Leader

“It’s important for every member within the community takes action toward preserving and expanding capacity for greatness. Those who are coming behind us will need the road map of what successful social cohesion looks like. It’s on us!”

Geno McLaughlin

Community Engagement
Build BR

“Resident leaders are those willing to give of themselves to bring about positive change in their communities, allowing their actions to be a guiding light for others to emulate.”

Symphony Malveaux

Community Relations Coordinator
Mid City Redevelopment

“A neighborhood becomes a community when we look within ourselves to produce the quality of life we deserve. That is why getting involved is so important.”

Lois Dorsey

Resident Leader

"I am grateful to be a part of the the rebuilding of the community that I have been a part of for 72 years. I am excited to see this community move forward too a bigger and more prosperous community."

Jeremy Miller

Resident Leader

"It’s a privilege to contribute towards the forward progression of the community in which I was raised. Alone, one can only do so little; together we can accomplish much more."

Helen Frink

Special Assistant
Office of Mayor-President

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Marlee Pittman

Director of Community Relations
Mid City Redevelopment

"Community is at the heart of our lives, but we need to work together to make sure it's safe, healthy, and hopeful."

Kelvin Cryer

Resident Leader

"If we don’t get engaged and put in the work, we can’t expect the change we seek. Faith without works is dead."

Nicole Scott

Resident Leader

"It’s vitally important for every member within the community to consistently take action toward preserving and expanding capacity for greatness within our community. Those who are coming behind us will need the road map of what successful social cohesion looks like. It’s on us!"

This Could Be You!

This Could Be You!

Jeremy Miller

Project Leader

"It’s a privilege to contribute towards the forward progression of the community in which I was raised. Alone, one can only do so little; together we can accomplish much more."

This Could Be You!

This Could Be You!

Lois Dorsey

Resident Leader

"I am grateful to be a part of the the rebuilding of the community that I have been a part of for 72 years. I am excited to see this community move forward to a bigger and more prosperous community."

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Resources

Toolkits Made for You

Waste in our Waters

A Community Toolkit for Aquatic Litter Removal

  • How Litter Happens
  • How Litter is Regulated
  • How Litter Impacts our Communities
  • Capturing Litter in your Community
  • Planning a litter management project

Debris Tracker App

The Mississippi River Plastic Pollution Initiative

  • Teaches you to be a Citizen Scientist
  • Helps you track Litter on your phone
  • Data will help with sustainable sollutions
  • Prevent litter from getting to our rivers and oceans

Organize Now!

Forming a Civic Association

  • Why you should start a civic assoc.
  • getting started
  • recruiting members and keeping them active
  • dealing with problems in meetings
  • Keeping records and articles
    of incorporation
  • important tips

Community Cleanups

Tips for Planning a Great Service Project

  • Picking the right project for your community
  • Make a plan and pick a leader
  • Get supplies and resources
  • Assign Volunteer tasks
  • Make a plan for debris removal
  • Reward volunteers
Resources

Organizations That Can Help

We're working together to support you
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Disposed of

6,300+

Illegally Dumped Tires
Collected

3,100+

Bags of Litter
Removed

34,000+

Pounds of Concrete
Filled

170+

Pot Holes
Learn More About the City's Impact

Have Questions?

Curious about this new hub of programs? Mayor-President Broome has launched a parish wide effort to make Baton Rouge Safe, Hopeful, and Healthy. She has called on several local nonprofits to work together, combine resources, and empower YOU to lead community development.

How can Safe Hopeful Healthy Neighborhood's neighborhood engagement hub help me?

If you ever wondered how you can have an impactful fundraiser, bring resources to your community, host a community event, lead a beautification project, or make your neighborhood safer, this is the program for you. We are ripping the veil off the secrets of the best community organizers from around the country and sharing all you need to know to make this possible. No longer will you work endlessly alone to make a difference - You are powerful enough to be the change you want to see!

Who can join the programs offered in the neighborhood engagement hub?

Absolutely anyone. The only qualification is that you are 16 or older and live in East Baton Rouge Parish. We believe everyone is a Community Leader as long as you have a passion, desire, or interest in wanting to see an impactful change in your community!

How can I get involved in the neighborhood engagement hub?

First fill out our interest form to stay connected with our upcoming events. We will be announcing the details of the Safe, Hopeful, Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative and how you can tap into all of the resources in this neighborhood engagement hub.

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