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Articles in Mari Walker and Local Profile

Moms on Campus

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When LSU graduate student Wendy Hansing gave birth to her son, she realized that support and spaces for mothers on campus were limited. Not only were there no centralized resources from which mothers could receive information and help, but there was ... Read full article

The Life of a Single Mom

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For Maggio, the founder of The Life of a Single Mom (TLSM), the burning desire in her heart to give back to single moms motivated her to start a small group of single moms out of her home. ... Read full article

Louisiana Spirit

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The summer sunshine gleams off the blacktop road in a neighborhood near Greenwell Springs. FEMA trailers stand in front of vacant houses, and abandoned homes dot the street with cracked windows and tall grass.... Read full article

March of Dimes

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The March of Dimes has created a net of support for mothers, their babies, and their families. Their work is not only restricted to labs, but it also expands into direct contact.... Read full article

Dose of the Coast

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Ashley Ferguson and her brothers grew up spending their weekends on the water. Their father shared his passion for fishing with them, taking them out in the boat and enjoying days relaxing under the sun.... Read full article



It Takes a Village BR

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Every Sunday, you can find a group of people cooking and packing white styrofoam to-go boxes under the North Boulevard overpass. The magic starts around 9 a.m., after ingredients are unloaded. Amid conversations and gospel music playing over the spea... Read full article

100 Black Women of Baton Rouge

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When her young goddaughter’s parents passed away, 100 Black Women of Baton Rouge Chapter President, Dr. Tamiara L. Wade, was thrust into a mentoring role for her. It was through this experience that Dr. Wade realized how important an organization lik... Read full article

Ella's Endeavor

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The birth of a child is a day of celebration and joy, excitement and smiles. For some parents, however, that day can take an unexpected turn when they find out their child has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. ... Read full article

From a Dream to a Legacy

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The Kelli Leigh Richmond Ovarian Cancer Foundation... Read full article

Crisis Intervention Center

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After a series of suicides occured on LSU’s campus, the students needed someone they could reach out to for emotional support, and so, THE PHONE, a crisis helpline, was born. ... Read full article

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