The LAE understands the important issue of educational equity in Louisiana communities.

In order to focus on the needs of students in every zip code, we strive to bring awareness to the impact of poverty, unfair tax burden, and income inequity as these issues will greatly influence our work as we help guide Louisiana's implementation of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.

LAE leaders support the TOGETHER LOUISIANA coalition, a statewide network of more than 200 religious and civic organizations across the state, representing 150,000 people.

Additionally, we are members of Together Baton Rouge, a broad-based coalition of institutions in the Greater Baton Rouge area focusing on three basic goals:

  • to build relationships across our community based on trust and a willingness to listen to each other;
  • to equip our members and leadership with skills and practices to get results;
  • to achieve change on concrete issues, as part of our common call to justice.

The coalition has been built deliberately to cross the lines of race, religion, neighborhood, and political affiliation. 

If you are interested in getting involved in LAE's venture into social justice issues, email LAE UniServ Director Gretchen Lampe for more information.