Baton Rouge Alliance for Students Launches Applications for CHANGEMAKERS Program

BATON ROUGE, LAThe Baton Rouge Alliance for Students is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the newest cohort of CHANGEMAKERS. The program brings together dynamic individuals from various sectors, including corporations, nonprofits, and public entities, dedicated to addressing the diverse obstacles surrounding education improvement within the Baton Rouge community.

The deadline for CHANGEMAKERS applications is August 7, 2023, with an announcement of the new cohort on August 23, 2023. For more details and to submit an application, please visit

CHANGEMAKERS gathers a diverse set of community leaders to address the challenges within public education in Baton Rouge,” said Adonica Pelichet Duggan, CEO of the Baton Rouge Alliance for Students. “The program is made for individuals dedicated to ensuring our city provides an outstanding education for every student in Baton Rouge and who are prepared to contribute towards accomplishing that objective.”

The program spans eight months and equips participants with the essential knowledge and civic strategies to tackle education challenges and collaborate toward creating outstanding opportunities for all students in Baton Rouge. Class members enhance their understanding of the education ecosystem and learn about past, present and future actions that influence education in our city. The program includes interactive discussion sessions, school visits, and other activities.

“The journey has been truly incredible. With all this new knowledge, my most impactful contribution lies in nurturing grassroots connections within my community, reaching out to my peers, and enlightening them in ways that were once beyond my reach,” said 2023 CHANGEMAKER Jennifer Gomez, Executive Director at the Louisiana State Governor’s Mansion.