Baton Rouge Partner Organizations for 2016-2017 service term!
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Corps Member Applications for the new term are now here and are due July 1st.
LDSC members create healthy and sustainable communities through service. Members will serve with organizations to provide nutrition and fitness education, mental health resources, and provide outreach for HIV/AIDS and substance abuse prevention as well as coastal restoration.
The heart of our program is motivated by compassion for kids that are willing to work for what they get. Front Yard Bikes is a community bike shop that focuses on teaching all participants of all ages how to fix and maintain bikes. Skills that are taught and developed include mathematics, physics, and mechanics. We also promote inclusivity, mentorship, recreation, and academic achievement with all participants.
GaitWay, founded in 2005, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies to individuals with special needs. GaitWay offers a journey toward independence through a variety of riding programs by implementing Adaptive Sports Riding, Interactive Vaulting and Equine Facilitated Therapy to empower those who have been challenged with disabilities, accidents or illness.
Established in 1990 as the Baton Rouge HIV/AIDS Regional Planning Coalition and incorporated in 1995 under its current name, HAART is the largest provider of Ryan White funded services in the DHH Region Two area and one of the three largest AIDS service organizations in the state. HAART is also the largest Louisiana provider of HUD-funded housing for persons living with HIV/AIDS.
Kids’ Orchestra is the largest elementary-age after school music program in the country. Now in its fifth year, Kids’ Orchestra provides opportunities for 800 kindergarten through fifth graders to study an instrument, play in an orchestra or sing in a choir.
Kids’ Orchestra’s mission is to bring children of all cultures and backgrounds together using music education as a vehicle to foster teamwork, develop understanding and emphasize excellence.
Community Engagement Coordinator
Knock Knock Children’s Museum is a community spark for engaging, playful learning experiences that inspire and support lifelong learning.Knock Knock Children’s Museum is expertly designed to provide learning zones (exhibits) and programs to stimulate informal learning experiences for young children. Knock Knock Children’s Museum is under construction in City-Brooks Community Park on Dalrymple Drive in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and will serve the families of the Capital Region.
Education Program & Resource Coordinator
MetroMorphosis believes that we can all change our community from within, but only by working collectively and through innovative means. Social Innovation Summit 6 provided an opportunity to come together and gain capacity in an environment that encouraged attendees to think differently about what they do.
Slow Food USA’s mission is to create dramatic and lasting change in the food system. Through a network of local chapters it seeks to reconnect Americans with the people, traditions, plants, animals, fertile soils and waters that produce our food. It also works to inspire a transformation in food policy, production practices and market forces so that they ensure equity, sustainability and pleasure in the food we eat.
Local Food Systems Coordinator