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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

MetroMorphosis Press Releases

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

MetroMorphosis Press Releases

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

MetroMorphosis In the News

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.

MetroMorphosis In the News

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 …

Black Americans donate a higher share of their wealth than Whites

MetroMorphosis Philanthropy

Despite lower net worth, they have a culture of charitable giving. They are philanthropists investing in their communities. By Michelle Singletary for the Washington Post Dear Reader, The Black church saved my life. In my tweens, I had to be home-schooled, because juvenile rheumatoid arthritis made it difficult for me to walk without crutches. Isolated from my …

LaunchBR and its Impact in Baton Rouge

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Baton Rouge, La. (November 30, 2020) — LaunchBR is impacting small businesses through the creation of catalytic partnerships, engaging and mobilizing business owners and providing support to local companies. LaunchBR is a business development program that serves local companies, woman-owned, veteran owned, and minority owned businesses. They support businesses through coaching and training that is free or low-cost. …

Giving Tuesday: Contrary To Popular Belief, Black Folks Have Been Philanthropists ‘Since The Beginning Of Time’

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On this Giving Tuesday, take some time to reflect on the financial contributions from African Americans that have been consistent and dependable for many generations. By NewsOne Staff African Americans — despite finding themselves at the bottom rung of the nation’s economic ladder — are collectively among the top ranks of financial contributors to charitable …

Raymond Jetson Urges Black Elders To Mentor

MetroMorphosis In the News

By Richard Eisenberg, Next Avenue Raymond Jetson’s passion, which led him to be a 2020 Influencer in Aging, is motivating older Black men to mentor Black youth and young adults. The pandemic’s brutal impacts on the African American community have only intensified Jetson’s efforts. “It exacerbated the inequities that we reflect on periodically every time there’s a …

Baton Rouge receives $5 million award to fund Plank Road Masterplan

MetroMorphosis In the News

Source: WBRZ By: WBRZ Staff BATON ROUGE – Build Baton Rouge, the redevelopment authority of East Baton Rouge Parish, will be using funds from a $5 million award to fund the Plank Road Masterplan’s initiative to eliminate blight, grow small businesses, and preserve housing affordability in North Baton Rouge. The capital city earned the money after winning …

Baton Rouge Native Wins Gen2Gen Innovation Fellowship

MetroMorphosis In the News

Published in SwagHer Magazine Encore.org today announced that Sherreta Harrison of MetroMorphosis, a Baton Rouge nonprofit, has been selected as one of 15 Gen2Gen Innovation Fellows, a group of the nation’s most talented innovators and entrepreneurs marshaling their best ideas to create and scale intergenerational solutions. Harrison was selected from a field of more than 160 …