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Capitol Elementary, CSAL Middle, and Istrouma High School Win $15,000 Teacher Appreciation Contest

Baton Rouge Alliance for Students Partners with ExxonMobil Baton Rouge to Thank Teachers (Baton Rouge, La.)– The Baton Rouge Alliance for Students, Teach 225, and ExxonMobil Baton Rouge have partnered to honor educators at three Baton Rouge schools today, distributing gift cards for each classroom educator for a total of $15,000. This effort will help provide […]

In Staffing Changes and Everything Else, the District Must Engage Communities Before Taking Action

BATON ROUGE, LA– Like so many in our community, I have watched the uproar over recent staffing changes in EBR Schools with concern. The Baton Rouge Alliance for Students is committed to funding equitable and student-based budgeting that prioritizes directing resources to address the needs of our most vulnerable students. If these changes were made […]

Families & Foodtrucks

On Saturday, April 23, 2022, the Red Stick Schools Guide will host Families and Foodtrucks, an event to engage families with the information needed in choosing quality schools for students in East Baton Rouge parish. Now more than ever, understanding school quality is vital for Baton Rouge families, the Red Stick Schools Guide will guide […]


After an enlightening day of North Baton Rouge school tours in November, the Alliance team and current CHANGEMAKERS toured three schools in the South Baton Rouge area this month. The CHANGEMAKERS had the opportunity to tour Parkview Baptist, BASIS Materra, and Woodlawn High School. CHANGEMAKERS heard from school leaders and learned about their innovative school models and programmatic offerings.


The Baton Rouge Youth Voice Initiative, a collaborative project of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council, Baton Rouge Alliance for Students and Safe, Hopeful, Healthy BR, launched in February. A key component of the Initiative, the Truth Booth, can be found popping up in locations across the parish.  The Initiative seeks to identify student perspectives on areas of […]

Baton Rouge Alliance for Students and Mayor Broome Announce Baton Rouge Youth Voice Initiative

For media inquiries: Liz Smith Chief Strategy Officerliz@brallianceaction.orgMobile: 225-436-2696 Baton Rouge Alliance for Students and Mayor Broome Announce Baton Rouge Youth Voice Initiative  Baton Rouge, La. — February 17, 2022 —Baton Rouge Alliance for Students,  announced a collaboration between the Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome. Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council’s (MYAC), and Safe, Hopeful Healthy BR to form […]


Lauren-Brianna Fields joins our team as our Communications Director. Lauren was formerly a communication and digital media consultant, working for the Mayor’s Healthy City Initiative, HealthyBR, where she saw HealthyBR through the communications and messaging around COVID response. Lauren has a background in marketing, events, and business. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from LSU in 2011 […]

Baton Rouge should set standard for openness in spending new federal dollars

The School Board should take the lead in implementing a system publicly communicating district expenditures similar to one recently proposed by Rep. Rick Edmonds, R-Baton Rouge. HB38 would have required districts to participate in Louisiana’s Open Checkbook, a financial data transparency system. It’s a system much like Open Checkbook BR, launched in 2018. Extending this […]