LSU connects with local neighborhoods through Community Resource Fair, informing residents of resources available to improve quality of life


Community members living in Smiley Heights, Melrose East, and Ardenwood Village gathered at a Community Resource Fair Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Saia Park, organized by the LSU Schools' of Social Work and Kinesiology.

The fair provided community members the opportunity to learn about resources that various agencies offer. A variety of organizations including Bank on Baton Rouge, EmployBR, the Mayor’s Healthy City Initiative, and BREC provided information about the services they offer. Attendees learned about opportunities for home ownership, banking, employment, home heating assistance, recreation programing, and healthy living.

The Resource Fair was organized by the BR CHOICE Neighborhood Initiative. BR Choice is a partnership between the residents of the Smiley Heights, Melrose East, and Ardenwood Village neighborhoods, the City of Baton Rouge, and LSU and is funded through a federal grant from HUD.

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About SOK

The LSU School of Kinesiology advances the understanding of physical activity, sport, and health to optimize the quality of life for diverse populations through excellence in teaching, learning, discovery, and engagement.

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About SSW

The LSU School of Social Work (SSW) aspires to be a leading graduate school of social work, a vibrant center of intellectual development, a leader in promoting and supporting diverse communities, and an advocate for an integrated and inclusive model of social work, all within a learning environment that supports best educational practices. The Child and Family Studies (CFS) undergraduate degree integrates theory, research, and practice to focus on child development and family dynamics.

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About CHSE

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. Formed in 2012, CHSE brings together programs and capitalizes on individual strengths to create a dynamic new college that addresses the socially significant issues we face as a state and nation. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.

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