Above: AmeriCorps Member Lindsey LaFleur serving on the New Schools for Baton Rouge Team at Claiborne Elementary and her student, Au'Teecia. 

PITW #20: Found it right.

Ten years ago today, City Year Louisiana’s founding AmeriCorps members donned their red jackets and pledged to make a difference in the lives of others. City Year Louisiana soon split to better serve the needs of the New Orleans and Baton Rouge communities. And now, City Year Baton Rouge can celebrate the impact of the last decade made possible by standing on the giants of the alumni, champions, and partners. On Wednesday, February 24, City Year Baton Rouge celebrated these giants during their School House Rock Annual Gala. CYBR hosted over 450 business and community leaders and citizens to honor Dee Dee Reilly and Entergy Louisiana to recognize the powerful impact they have enabled our AmeriCorps members to make in the lives of students. 

Phillip May, CEO and President of Entergy Louisiana

City Year Baton Rouge was thrilled to highlight the amazing growth achieved by two current students, Au’Teecia and Rayvond, and the progress of students Demond and Tionne who have gone on to achieve success due in part to the presence of City Year in their schools. CYBR AmeriCorps members past and present, proud and beaming, introduced their students and celebrated their success. Ranging from elementary school all the way to college, City Year’s continuum of care proves that the awe-inspiring is inevitable when a student has a champion to believe in them. 

AmeriCorps Alumnus and CYBR Staffer Jonathan Morris and his former student, Demond.

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