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Book Fair to #SupportUp – December 11 & 12

When: Sunday, December 11, 2016: 10 am - 9pm
Where: Barnes & Noble Citiplace ~ 2590 Citiplace ~ Baton Rouge

Join us for some fun events, all in support of Up Alliance’s work in moving people UP! Shop with us and even let us wrap your gifts…all as a way to learn more about the work Up Alliance does and show your support for adult education and literacy ininitiativesn the Baton Rouge community! Up Alliance […]


Bistro for Up Alliance – September 20

When: Tuesday, September 20, 2016: 5:00 - 9:00pm
Where: Bistro Byronz MidCity - 5412 Government Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70806

Once again, Bistro Byronz is hosting us at Bistro for a Cause! Come out to Bistro Byronz MidCity from 5-9pm to have 20% of your bill automatically donated to Up!   Up Alliance is fortunate to have great supporters like Bistro Byronz – not only are they helping us continue and expand our services through […]


Now accepting student submissions for 9th Annual Student Anthology

SHARE YOUR STORY, POEM, OR ESSAY! SUBMISSION PROCESS We would love to have your work as a part of our 9th Annual Student Anthology! Please see below for submission guidelines for writing or artwork publication: Student Guidelines Complete and sign the release form and turn in to your instructor. You must turn in your submission […]


Meet Up Monday: Lawanda

August 3, 2015. Lawanda Williams is confident that she will achieve her dreams – starting with the Accelerated Career Education (ACE)-Millwright class held in Baker. She says that despite the obstacles she’s faced, she will succeed. “I have the patience for it, and that’s what gives me the edge.” After graduating high school, Lawanda moved […]


Meet Up Monday: Gail

July 27, 2015. Gail Williams is Up Alliance’s ACE Millwright Instructor in Baker, Louisiana. Gail is passionate about her work with adult students, and her students are ecstatic to have such a dedicated teacher. As one of her students put it, “she really feels when she’s teaching.” Gail worked for 22 years in industrial plants […]


July 21: Brown Bag Lunch

July 21, 2015. At our fourth Pipefitting/ACE Brown Bag Lunch, Chris Newton from Cajun Industries spoke to our students at BRCC. We were able to enjoy the discussion over a delicious fajita bar from Izzo’s Illegal Burrito. Mr. Newton gave a great presentation on Cajun’s history and company culture, and included some really great advice […]


Meet Up Monday: Markia

July 20, 2015. Markia Johnson is a student in Up Alliance’s ACE Certified Nurse’s Assistant Program at Baton Rouge Community College. Markia is nearing graduation from the program and couldn’t be happier about the progress she and her classmates have made! Markia raved about the support she receives from her classmates and instructors in the […]


To Kill a Mockingbird Marathon was a Success!

July 14, 2015. Today Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman has been published! The novel is only her second, and features many of the same characters and the setting as its predecessor, To Kill a Mockingbird. Barnes and Noble stores across the country celebrated the release with an historic marathon reading of To Kill a […]


July 9: Brown Bag Lunch

July 9, 2015. Our third Brown Bag Lunch with Baton Rouge Community College’s ACE/Pipefitting students was a great success! The classroom was full as students heard from Richard Beemer and Byron Ragan, from Excel Services. They gave the class advice on getting (and keeping) great jobs in the construction industry, all over a delicious lunch […]


Meet Up Monday: Alice

July 13, 2015. Alice Woods has always had a passion for serving her community and now works full time as an instructor to adult students in Up Alliance’s PreACE (Accelerated Career Education) program, hosted inside of Baton Rouge Community College. Alice has been working with adults in Baton Rouge for more than 4 years, but […]


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