Mayor Broome announces upcoming Summer of Hope and community events

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (WAFB) – The following information comes from the office of Mayor-President Sharon Broome:

  • The Baton Rouge Community Street Team weekly Heal the Block will be held Saturday, July 23, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at BREC’s Mary J. Lands (Progress) Park, 802 N 30th St. This event series continues the work of community members to reclaim hope in our neighborhoods by directly connecting families and communities to resources and opportunities.
  • The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce will host the Night Shift Business Workshop Series; 6:15-8 p.m. Thursday, July 21 at 7117 Florida Blvd. Topics will include business certification, business development and resources.
  • LSU Museum of Art Neighborhood Arts Project is a free arts program for areas with high densities of children, youth, and families, who do not attend summer camps or participate in after-school or weekend programs. -end.
  • On Thursday, July 21, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., they will be engaging youth at the Village Resource Center at Eden Park 765 North Acadian Thruway.
  • On Friday, July 22, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., they will be at BREC’s Gus Young Park 4200 Gus Young Ave.

Each week, residents are encouraged to join Mayor Broome, Safe Hopeful Healthy BR and their partners at events happening around Baton Rouge. Community organizations interested in amplifying their events under the Summer of Hope Community Calendar can submit their event details to

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