March 02, 2017
Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of the 2017 City Year Baton Rouge School House Rock Gala, which will take place at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Cocktails start at 6 p.m., and the program will commence at 7 p.m.
Taylor Porter Partner Blue Loupe and his wife Megan are involved on the Gala Host Committee. Loupe also is on City Year's junior board of directors.
City Year is a non-profit organization that works in several of the public schools in East Baton Rouge Parish. The City Year corps members (recent college graduates) are trained and sent out to work in underperforming schools to help the teachers and children reach their full potential. The corps members work with the teachers to develop and rework lesson plans, and they work directly with children that are showing signs of falling behind. The classrooms that have corps members show immediate, marked improvement from year to year, and the Annual Gala is a way for City Year to relate its progress to the community – through the stories of corps members and the children that they influence.
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