Together Baton Rouge is a broad-based coalition of congregations and community-based organizations in the Greater Baton Rouge area, with the capacity to address community problems large and small. TBR is deliberate about crossing the lines of race, religion, neighborhood and political affiliation. It organizes to build the power to address issues affecting families and communities, and is a strictly a non-partisan organization.
TBR has three primary goals:
- to build relationships across our community based on trust and a willingness to listen to each other,
- to equip our members and leadership with skills and practices to get results, and
- to achieve change on concrete issues as part of our common call to justice.
For more on our philosophy of organizing, click here.
"We're really about civic participation," Cage said. "We all have to trust each other before we can get things done. Our main focus is relational, getting to know people. When Together Baton Rouge formed, we wanted to reach the rich and the poor, Democrats, Republicans, social workers. What we want to do is to encompass as much of the community as we can." (April 9, 2023)
This video describes our founding and a few early accomplishments:
Together Baton Rouge is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our EIN number is 80-0581861. (Our formal name is "Baton Rouge Sponsoring Committee," doing business as Together Baton Rouge.)
Together Baton Rouge is part of the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), the nation’s oldest and largest broad-based organizing network. There are more than 65 IAF organizations around the country, including projects in New Orleans, Monroe, Shreveport-Bossier, Alexandria and the Louisiana Delta.
Our offices are located at the McKinley High School Alumni Center.