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, …

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 …

Raymond Jetson Urges Black Elders To Mentor

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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

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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

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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 …

Raymond Jetson: Change is coming, driven by our young activists

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By Raymond Jetson for The Advocate Eight minutes and 46 seconds. Rarely has so much transpired in so little time. None of the actors in this tragedy could begin to comprehend the impact of the moment. Not the police officer pressing his knee into something that could not have been human to him. Not the black …

Cox Communications, ExxonMobil join forces to provide $30,000 for student technology

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By WBRZ Staff BATON ROUGE- Cox Communications and ExxonMobil Baton Rouge are joining forces with several non-profit organizations to provide technology to support students learning from home in East Baton Rouge Parish. The companies announced Tuesday that they are providing $15,000, for a total of $30,000, in grant funding to The Walls Project, which collaborated …

Gov. Edwards announces funds for the Health Equity Task Force

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April 10, 2020 at 4:30 PM CDT – Updated April 24 at 6:39 PM  BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Governor John Bel Edwards announced the creation of the Health Equity Task Force Friday, April 10 during his daily COVID-19 media briefing. The task force will look at how health inequities are affecting communities that are …