Gaines Award winner. Conversation with John Noland. New South Story Lab. Baton Rouge General Regional Burn Center
Currents 4Q 2015
Building for The Water Institute on the old cit bock. Friends from birth start 4TheKids nonprofit; OLOL Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center reinvented; infant mortality rate is too high.
Currents 3Q 2015/AR 2014
Annual report for 2014. Bike share, Stephen Moret Q&A, Life of a Single Mom Ministries; Manship Theatre outreach; BR Lakes master plan; The Water Institute works on Vietnam; Legacy: Mark Martin.
Currents 2Q 2015
Gondolas for transit. Front Yard Bikes helps underserved children earn bikes; LSU researcher wants to swat mosquitoes with drones; Barker scholarship; Louisiana Esperanza Project saves immigrant children from violence
Currents 1Q 2015
Gaines book award. Big Brown is the everyman philanthropist. Conversation with John B. Noland. New South Story Lab. Kids Orchestra.
Currents 4Q 2014
Master plans for the BR lakes and for the Health District; The Turners underwrite a new visitor's center at Magnolia Mound, Louis Curet is unstoppable; whatever happened to CAMD?
Currents 3Q 2014/AR 2013
The Baton Rouge Lakes master plan, 2013 annual report, The Saurages give; IBM selects Baton Rouge for transportation solutions; Tyler Henderson is one great kid; Pre-K education works, but there's no funding.
Currents 2Q 2014
The First Fifty: a brief history of the Foundation; a master plan for the lakes; Baton Rouge's tram proposal; redeveloping Government Street; Barton Award winners.
Currents 1Q 2014
The Water Campus will rise on 35 acres next to the river; interview with Mary Ann Sternberg; CityStats: an overview of poverty; designing playgrounds; local fuel taxes are improving infrastructure in other places.
Currents 4Q 2013
Climb CDC has a novel way to give young people a chance at jobs; John Noland talks philanthropy; Baton Rouge teen gets national notice for doing good; Arnaudville uses culture to draw visitors; robot wars break out in BR.
Currents 3Q 2013
CityStats 2013; Girls on the Run; LSU research on small devices; Bluebonnet Swamp; New Schools for Baton Rouge update; remarkable children.
Currents 2Q 2013
Wilbur Marvin's legacy continues in $55 million downtown project; Barton nonprofit awards; LSU's Nicholson Drive project; SlowFood Baton Rouge; Government Street project; LSU researcher digs under the ice; Single Stop helps community college students
Currents 1Q 2013
A demonstration project for Government Street; McLindon family creates nonprofit to buy bikes for special needs kids; Kevin Reilly Sr. remembered; Lemonade Day expands; Local orthodontist invests in public art; Social change's age of enlightenment
Currents 4Q 2012
A partnership will bring good eats to underserved areas. CItyStats 2012. BRHS alums raising money for their alma mater. BREC and neighborhoods play together to improve parks. Derek Gordon remembered. Communting between BR and NOLA by train.
Currents 3Q 2012
Currents 2Q 2012
A tribute to John W. Barton Sr.; Hope Ministries uses profit to support social change; CityStats survey; EBR lacks paths for cyclists; Barton Award winners; Doug Gay makes music.
Currents 1Q 2012
A few million dollars could turn Government Street from a rough road to a welcoming destination; Faces of Alzheimer's; CityStats survey; Kids Orchestra teaches harmony to schoolchildren; Jensen Holliday's legacy; We ask locals what they would do if they ran the parish.
Currents 4Q 2011
Currents 3Q 2011
A performing arts convention picks Baton Rouge; A school aligned with UPenn could be a model for one in Baton Rouge; Understanding crime in BR; Sense, a nonprofit, is a platform for budding entrepreneurs.
Currents 2Q 2011
For Adam Knapp, solar pays off. 2011 Barton Award winners. LSU researcher developing roads that neutralize pollution; Philsopher: race does matter, but it should not grip us. Smiley Heights project gets underway; The Water Institute is on tracks to begin.
Currents 1Q 2011
Revisiting 10 years of work by the Foundation. A garden in Old South Baton Rouge to remember a life cut short. Victor Lavalle wins Gaines Award. AMIKids program is compass for wayward children. Redevelopment Authority creates phone app for tracking dilapidated properties.
Currents 4Q 2010
Foundation offers grants to deepwater rig workers through BP donation; Louisiana incarceration rate is among highest in the world. RDA has secured $60 million in tax credits for challenged communities. A coalition will promote mass transit to link cities across South Louisiana. Why commuter rail between Baton Rouge and NOLA makes economic sense. HIV/AIDS rate remains among highest in the country. Cenikor gets tough on addicts.
Currents 3Q 2010
Will Nicholson Drive become model for invigorating neglected parts of city? Philosopher explains how dehumanizing permits people to kill. Community Cafe aims for the double bottom line. A community garden in OSBR. Foundation responds to BP oil leak. Devotion to education continues in Barker scholarship
Currents 2Q 2010
OLOL-LSU alliance rewrites health care for all. Lafayette is branded a cool town. Barton Award winners. CityStats indicators. EKL interns use sabbaticals to learn and teach their peers. Protecting children from abuse.
Currents 1Q 2010
Dan Kahn's kids shoot for the moon. A second phase for the successful Plan Baton Rouge. RDA wins $60 million in tax credits for investment in the city. NOLA to Baton Rouge train is a whistle in the distance. Chicago author wins Gaines Award. Two-way streets are returning to popularity.
Currents 4Q 2009
Low interest rates offer a chance to give to charity while taking tax deductions and securing returns. New Foundation initiative seeks to eliminate pet euthanasia. Downtown library remains controversial. Sea level rise imperils Louisiana's coastal towns. Dr. William Hansel of LSU and his team might have a cure for several types of cancers.
Currents 3Q 2009
Returning home, a man creates a sports academy for NBR. A school based on teaching technology wants to open in BR. A design for downtown's town square is revealed. A grant from the Foundation begins to improve Lake Charles' waterfront. Episcopal goes green. Baton Rouge leaders explore a means to reduce truancy.
Currents 2Q 2009
Barton Award winners. Students at SJA and CHS join to raise money for drinking water in Africa. A proposed levee trail could connect BR to New Orleans. TFA grows regionally. A prison program lets dads teach their children what not to do. A redo of Third Street.
Currents 1Q 2009
Planners show ideas for downtown's next 10 years. LSU redeveloping parcel on Nicholson Drive. Alabama writer wins Gaines Award. With new center, LSU wants to attack poverty and become national resource. Children's Health Fund rolls to help kids where they live.
Currents 4Q 2008
Will Baton Rouge's town square be a good one? A grant lets working people enter the mainstream. New Pennington researcher establishes dementia center. Louisiana residents and Foundation respond to Gustav. Video developer picks Baton Rouge.
Currents 3Q 2008
Plan Baton Rouge advances to second phase. School leaders recruit KIPP. New redevelopment authority breaks fast out of the gate. Caring for the uninsured. A playground for hurricane evacuees plays on. Foundation's project to create an economic corridor will focus on purpose-based branding.
Currents 2Q 2008
Currents 1Q 2008
GSD&M Idea City emerges from a dive into Louisiana to create a purpose-based brand for the I-10 corridor. Olympia Vernon is first Gaines Book Award winner. LSU project peers at cherished Perkins Road Overpass area. Lake Charles taxpayers turn historic school into arts center. Bradie James tackles cancer. Mid City, Episcopal dancers to travel to Austria.
Currents 4Q 2007
Ernest J. Gaines: A new book and an award in his honor. How an Atlanta nonprofit beat back the NIMBYs to build trails. Baton Rouge is getting a children's museum. Two new programs assist the elderly in Baton Rouge and Pointe Coupee. In St. Tammany, a trail for feet, bikes, blades. Northshore Community Foundation launches.
Currents 3Q 2007
Episcopal leader departs to start experimental school. Art heals Katrina children. Forty-one trillion in wealth will be transferred. CPEX to hold summit. Old South BR kids mix up some hot sauce. A project envisions art everywhere.
Currents 2Q 2007
Louisiana Speaks: a vision for preserving our coast and building resilient places in watery spaces. At EKL, Dr. Karam leads a top program that cures our ills. A partnership among SJA, Foundation and others delivers refurbished computers to a Mexican town. Foundation study says luring a discounter to EBR airport would save millions for commuters. A nonprofit gives runaways a path to safety. A pilot project hopes to revive a Lafayette community.
Currents 1Q 2007
The Foundation starts an affiliate for the Northshore. Former convict makes good. Lake Charles gets busy remaking its waterfront. In select cities, downtown libraries thrive. Coming soon, a dearth of leadership for BR nonprofits.
Currents Fall 2006
Abandoned for decades, Foundation and its real estate arm reopen Capitol House as a Hilton.
Currents Summer 2006
Foundation begins traditional neighborhood development that will be a green community.