That’s How You Start a New Year

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With the first month of 2023 officially over and  one of our favorite months starting, we thought now would be as good a time as any to discuss our plans for the year. At MetroMorphosis, we recognize the importance of lived experience in developing innovative and sustainable solutions to the challenges and opportunities that are before them. …

Happy Holiday to You & Yours

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Happy Holidays Dear Friends, As we prepare to depart for the upcoming holiday season and start of a new year, we could not help but to reflect on some of the critical moments of 2022. This year MetroMorphosis celebrated 10 years of transforming urban communities from within and we recognize that much of our success …

5 reasons to practice intergenerational co-leadership in the workplace

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The MetroMorphosis Intergenerational Co-Leadership team is taking their thought leadership and insights to new heights. Co-leads Raymond A. Jetson and Sherreta R. Harrison wrote a piece entitled The Future of Leadership is Plural: 5 Reasons You Should Practice Intergenerational Co-Leadership that was published by Next Avenue! Current leadership styles are becoming outdated, are not leaving room …

Today is Giving Tuesday!

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Invest in Transformation The Urban Leadership Development Initiative is gearing up for the ninth cohort of fellows. For years, we have engaged and convened change makers and equipped them with tools that could be leveraged not only to identify opportunities and challenges, but design and sustain meaningful solutions. This Giving Tuesday, we are asking you to …

We’re Thankful for an Impactful November

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It’s no secret that our sweet spot is convening a strategic group of individuals around a common goal. We’ve done this for well over a decade, and a few Fridays ago, we did it again with the inaugural C3 Summit.  Change-makers from nearly 20 local organizations gathered for a half-day experience centered around “the three Cs”: …

Here Are Some Ways to Develop Your Business

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Small businesses are a critical piece of building economically inclusive communities that support the development of the communities we are working to transform. We are happy to be in the business of supporting  Baton Rouge’s small, emerging Black, woman, minority and veteran owned businesses in accessing capital, building capacity and connecting to contracts.  Included in this bi-weekly email are opportunities to …

We’re Live! Here’s Your Link!

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What’s At Stake Part 2 is starting now on YouTube. Tonight’s conversation will provide insight around the impact that voting has on issues that are important! This year’s panel will be facilitated by Johnathan Hill and features Moon Muhammad, Carlos Pollard Jr. Frankie Robertson and Laramie Griffin. Some of the issues that they’ll be covering include women’s rights, Black maternal health, …

We’ll See You Tomorrow

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We’re Live and In-Person Tomorrow This year, we are hosting the second installment of the conversation to help our community understand the impact voting has on issues that are important to them. This year’s panel will be facilitated by Johnathan Hill and features Moon Muhammad, Carlos Pollard Jr. Frankie Robertson and Laramie Griffin. There are TWO ways for you to …

What’s At Stake For You This Election Cycle

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MetroMorphosis is committed to the development of an informed voter base. Last year, we hosted What’s At Stake: A Mass Meeting on Zoom to inform community members of the importance of voting.  This year, we are hosting the second installment of the conversation to help our community understand the impact voting has on issues that are …

Do you remember, all of things we did in September?

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The month of September was full of engagements and community at MetroMorphosis. We participated in strategies that: Increased voter registration Provided information and resources to Black businesses in our community  Continued our conversation on intergenerational co-leadership Continue reading for more! The first installment of Movement Insights, a publication dedicated to new developments in our work …

Movement Insights: Digging Deeper into Intergenerational Co-Leadership

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For the first time in history, there are five generations present in the workforce. This moment calls for a reimagining of leadership to ensure that the talents of each age group are leveraged and the organization remains relevant to the ever – changing audiences it engages with. Today, we’re sharing the first installment of Movement …

MetroMorphosis Announces a New Way to Lead

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The month of August was full of announcements, engagements and community at MetroMorphosis. We announced the transition to a new leadership model and celebrated Black Philanthropy Month with the launch of our donor store , hosting a few engagements and supporting Black businesses in our community! Continue reading for more! By now, you have seen or heard …

Black organizations need your support

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Last week, we announced our first Intergenerational Co-leadership team featuring MetroMorphosis Founder and Chief Executive Catalyst Raymond A. Jetson and Sustainability Catalyst Sherreta Harrison (read more below). As we continue to celebrate Black Philanthropy Month, we want to highlight the importance of supporting Black-led organizations.  While the Intergenerational Co-leadership model enhances our ability to be thoughtful when observing our communities and designing impactful interventions.It does …

MetroMorphosis Announces a New Way to Lead

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MetroMorphosis is taking its leadership into the future with the announcement of our first co leadership team. Back in September 2020, Raymond A. Jetson, Founder and Chief Executive Catalyst, began co-leading the organization with Sherreta Harrison, long-time MetroMorphosis executive. After some initial success, we are excited to share the organization’s official shift to the intergenerational co leadership model. What makes this model unique is …

What’s better than one leader? Two

MetroMorphosis Co-Leadership, In the News, Think Pieces

We are excited to share the organization’s official shift to a new leadership model. Back in September 2020, Raymond A. Jetson, MetroMorphosis’ Founder and Chief Executive Catalyst, began co-leading the organization with Sherreta Harrison, long-time MetroMorphosis executive leader. After some initial success, we’re sharing the news and key learnings in hopes of increasing the number …

Here’s Your Chance to Grow Your Business

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How to Become a DBE and Get the Most From Your Certification In this LA DOTD Compliance Programs sponsored webinar, we will discuss not only how to become DBE certified by walking you through the step-by-step process but also how to get the most from your certification once you have been certified! Additionally, there are …

In Case You Missed It

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Every moment counts, when you’re leading a MOVEMENT! Moments come and go when viewed separately, but when taken together, the value shines brighter than could ever be possible alone. Over 10 years, we have mobilized greater than 2,100 citizens, invested time and resources into catalytic partnerships, developed over 60 existing and emerging leaders and sustained strategies to …

MetroMorphosis Week Continues with This

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Last Tuesday we embarked on a weeklong celebration of the 10 years that MetroMorphosis has proudly served the Baton Rouge community.  There is only one day left in this week’s celebration. If you missed any of it you can visit the MetroMorphosis Facebook account or Instagram account to catch up. Today we are announcing the LaunchBR Revolving Loan Fund that …

Are You Free Tuesday Night?

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Here’s a Sneak Peak On Tuesday, July 19 at 6:30pm you can be one of the first to see Black Baton Rouge’s community quilt. This quilt features fabric and stories from citizens right here in our community. We invite you to join us next week and celebrate Black Futures and 10 years of impact that MetroMorphosis has cultivated. …

Celebrate the Moments in the Movement

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On Tuesday we embarked on a weeklong celebration of the 10 years that MetroMorphosis has proudly served the Baton Rouge community.  We are halfway through the celebration and if you missed any of it you can visit the MetroMorphosis Facebook account or Instagram account to catch up. The celebration continues tomorrow with a trip down memory lane during the Digital Watch …

BRAC’s Economic Inclusion Symposium presented by DOW

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Join BRAC on August 18 for the inaugural Economic Inclusion Symposium presented by DOW. The event has been expanded to a half-day conference, complete with a keynote, breakout sessions, and a vendor connection showcase for minority-owned businesses to connect with local contracting opportunities. The symposium will include programming for a wide range of individuals, including C-suite executives, …

We’re Celebrating 10 Years Today!!!

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MetroMorphosis has proudly served the Baton Rouge community for 10 years and  it is time to celebrate that milestone with you.Tomorrow, we’re kicking off a week-long celebration of events, announcements and trips down memory lane!   We not only invite you to join us, but also help ensure the next 10 years are even more impactful.  First, …

MetroMorphosis Week Starts Tomorrow

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MetroMorphosis has proudly served the Baton Rouge community for 10 years and  it is time to celebrate that milestone with you.Tomorrow, we’re kicking off a week-long celebration of events, announcements and trips down memory lane!   We not only invite you to join us, but also help ensure the next 10 years are even more impactful.  First, …

Mayor-President Sharon Weston-Broome Declares MetroMorphosis Day

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Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome will proclaim July 12, 2022 as MetroMorphosis Day. For Release July 12, 2022 Baton Rouge, La – Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome will name  July 12, 2022 MetroMorphosis day to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the organization and officially start MetroMorphosis Week (July 12 – 19). The proclamation will be presented …

Its Time to Celebrate 10 Years of Change

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MetroMorphosis has proudly served the Baton Rouge community for 10 years and we think it is time to celebrate that milestone with you. On Tuesday, July 12 we’re kicking off a week-long celebration of events, announcements and trips down memory lane!   We not only invite you to join us, but also help ensure the next 10 …

Can these certifications help your business?

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IN THIS ISSUE MOVEBR First Thursday The 1st Thursday Outlook for July will include a conversation with Kenyatta Sparks, DBE specialist for the SJB Group and LA-DOTD. He’ll update us on DBE certification and we will discuss the City-Parish Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Businesses (SEDB) program. As always, our program managers will give you a first look at upcoming projects. …

A Live Show, A Change Opportunity and You

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Ten community focused change efforts will be selected to receive $1000 and strategic support through MetroMorphosis and its partners as a way of amplifying the impact of their plan and leading to additional support and resources. If you’ve always envisioned changing your community, this is your chance to access the resources and tools you need to do so. …

Your BRPOP Vendor Connect Follow Up

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*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Thank you for registering to attend the BRPOP Vendor Connect aimed at connecting small businesses with procurers who were looking for suitable matches for contracts. It was a pleasure assiting you in navigating appointments, connections and having the opportunity to speak with you about LaunchBR. To better serve you as small businesses, we would like to ask that …

MetroMorphosis Announces $10,000 Investment in Community Change Efforts

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For Release May 15, 2022 Baton Rouge, La – Today, MetroMorphosis announced that applications for the 10 for 10 Community Fund are open. As a part of its  10 Year Celebration, MetroMorphosis is investing $10,000 into 10 community change efforts in Baton Rouge. The effort is designed to promote community-led change making in neighborhoods. Each …

How are we investing in community change?

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We are proud to announce our 10 for 10 Community Fund. This effort is designed to promote community- led change making. Ten community focused change efforts will be selected to receive $1000 and strategic support through MetroMorphosis and its partners as a way of amplifying the  impact of their plan and leading to additional support and …

Goods and Services Needed for BRPOP Vendor Connect

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We are looking for small businesses who are looking to grow their business with large procurers in Baton Rouge? The Baton Rouge Procurement Opportunity Partnership commonly referred to as BRPOP is hosting a vendor connection for small businesses like you to match with large procurement opportunities with places like LSU, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Exxon and more. …

Who’s Your Business Match?

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          Are you looking for opportunities to help you grow your business with large procurers in Baton Rouge? The Baton Rouge Procurement Opportunity Partnership commonly referred to as BRPOP is hosting a vendor connection for small businesses like you to match with large procurement opportunities with places like LSU, Blue Cross …

Here’s Our Quarter 1 Update!!

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We’ve embarked on a year-long journey to celebrate the 10 years that MetroMorphosis has engaged people and partners to support the transformation of urban communities from within.  We recognize the importance of people in everything we do and felt that it was important to celebrate our first quarter wins with you! In the first quarter …

Annual Black Futures Celebration to Highlight Living Stories

MetroMorphosis 10Year, February

For Release February 26, 2022 MetroMorphosis celebrates Black Baton Rouge through community conversations, story circles, a community quilt and more. Baton Rouge, La – The celebration of Black Baton Rouge continues with the second annual community-wide Black Futures celebration. Black Futures celebrates the rich history and contributions of Black Baton Rouge while engaging the community …

Metromorphosis celebrates 10 years of serving urban neighborhoods

MetroMorphosis 10Year, In the News, January

By Shannon Heckt, BR Proud BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – For ten years now Metromorphosis has been working to highlight the resources in inner-city neighborhoods throughout Baton Rouge to better set up those communities for success.  When Metromorphosis began their main focuses were putting an end to predatory lending, getting access to fresh foods and finding ways …

Eugene Collins, NAACP receive Metromorphosis Pacesetter Award

MetroMorphosis 10Year, In the News, January

By WAFB Staff BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – The Baton Rouge NAACP branch and its president, Eugene Collins, received the Metromorphosis Pacesetter Award on Monday, Jan. 17. The Pacesetter Award is for those who make major contributions to improve the quality of life in urban communities. The award acknowledges the “consistent leadership and advocacy around …

MetroMorphosis Announces 10 Year Celebration and Honors Collins, NAACP

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MetroMorphosis launches a yearlong celebration of 10 years of community and impact by honoring Eugene Collins and Baton Rouge NAACP with Pacesetter Award. Baton Rouge, La – Today, MetroMorphosis announced plans for a yearlong series of activities in observation of its 10th year of work in the Baton Rouge community. In addition, the organization presented  …

About the AARP® Purpose Prize® Award

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2022 AARP Purpose Prize Winners PHOTOS BY (LEFT TO RIGHT): PHILIP CHEUNG, ANDRÉ CHUNG, STEPHANIE DIANI, CRAIG MULCAHY, STEPHEN VOSS 2022 winners (LEFT TO RIGHT): Bill Bracken, Ify Nwabuku, Rita Zimmer, Raymond Jetson, Alan Miller By AARP You live. You learn. You give back. No one knows this better than people ages 50 and older, …

Baton Rouge Native Raymond A. Jetson Named AARP 2022 Purpose Prize® Award Winner

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AARP Purpose Prize Honors America’s Movers and Shakers Age 50-Plus Who Give Back, Tackle Major Societal Challenges; Five $50K Awards Will be Presented WASHINGTON—Today, AARP announced its 2022 AARP Purpose Prize award recipients and fellows, the only national award that celebrates people 50-plus who use their knowledge and life experience to solve challenging social problems. …

VCs aren’t paying attention to nonprofit tech. They should be.

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The need for tech in nonprofits is great. The need for investment in startups that serve them is greater. By Aisha Counts, Protocol The odds were stacked against Sevetri Wilson when she set out to raise funding for her startup Resilia. She was living more than 2,000 miles away from Silicon Valley in New Orleans. As …

Sherreta R. Harrison on Encore.org

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Originally published on Encore.org Sustainability Catalyst, MetroMorphosisBaton Rouge, LALinkedIn@Sher_Ree_Tah Sustaining the social sector through intergenerational co-leadership models “We must reimagine leadership in a way that balances the knowledge and experience of mature leaders with the perceptions and freshness of growing leaders. By developing intergenerational co-leadership models for community change, we support our aging leaders, encourage innovation …

Education leaders to discuss their stories, vision for future in panel discussion

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August 16, 2021 On August 17th from 6:00pm-7:00pm at the Baton Rouge Community College’s Mid City Campus, the Presidents of Louisiana State University, Southern University, the Chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College, and the Superintendent of East Baton Rouge Parish Schools will gather for an important moment in the city’s history. The event will take …