At Red Stick Mom, we are on a journey to continuously learn about the importance of supporting our neighbors in marginalized communities where disparity is far too prevalent, specifically in the black community. We’ve been happy to share in supporting various black-owned local businesses and are having conversations with our kids about race. We want to continue to show support which is why are highlighting local organizations who are working diligently to serve our neighbors of color in the Greater Baton Rouge area. Our hope is to raise awareness about the great work they are already doing and share it with others. We are excited to put the spotlight on an amazing non-profit organization called Project 70805.
In 2016, Project 70805 was created around a conversation with Founder Jason Hughes and friends when he recognized the need to increase and promote social and economic growth and development in North Baton Rouge.
What Does Project 70805 Do?
Project 70805 provides continuous support for schools and education-based programs for youth with hopes of greater opportunities. We support our community through various hosted events providing items of need. Past events have included LEAP test prep and an annual holiday toy giveaway. More recently, a scholarship opportunity was made available to college-bound high school seniors who submitted their thoughts on how the pandemic has affected their lives and how they would handle leading their community through it if given the chance.
Project 70805 is a non-profit dedicated to empowering, supporting, and increasing economic and social capital in North Baton Rouge and the Greater Baton Rouge Area.
How you can support Project 70805
Want to get involved? Visit us at project70805.org. Click Donate or Contact Us for more information.
If you’re interested in nominating an organization to be featured in our Red Stick Be The Change Spotlight, please email us at [email protected].