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Mid City Redevelopment Alliance
419 N. 19th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 346-1000 office
(225) 344-6171 fax

The mission of Mid City Redevelopment Alliance is to develop and promote the growth and renewal of Mid City Baton Rouge by attracting new and retaining current residents and businesses.

Rex Cabaniss, Chair                                   Rudy Aguilar                          Heidi Sonnier
Theo Richards, 1st Vice Chair                    Meri Burroughs                      Jim Urdiales
Jackie Patin, 2nd Vice Chair                       Ryan Holcomb                       
Kendall Johnson, Treasurer                        Rev. Jennifer Jones
Aneatra Boykin , Secretary                         David Mullens

Melanie Hanks, Immediate Past Chair        Andy Piner


Samuel Sanders

Executive Director

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Nicole Scott

VISTA Program Manager

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Darrius Smith

Community Building & Engagement Manager

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Alisha White

Housing Specialist

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Rayna Winnfield

Home Ownership Center Manager

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Cierra Vernell

Administrative Secretary

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MCRA is an AmeriCorps Intermediary, currently hosting 15 corps members engaged in capacity building work to eliminate poverty in America. Our corps members makeup the VISTA D.R.E.A.M. Project

D.R.E.A.M. =  Develop - Revitalize - Educate - Advocate - Motivate

Our team is serving across the Capital Area, where they are engaged in a variety of efforts including:

Grant writing                                          Life Skills Development                                Leadership Development

Self-Identity & Awareness                     Volunteer Recruitment                                  Nonprofit Management & Best Practices

Human Resource Development            Marketing/Branding/Public Relations            Disaster Recovery

VISTA D.R.E.A.M. Corps

Serving at MCRA:

Libby Spruell x203

VISTA Team Leader

Teiko Foxx-Scott x213

VISTA Public Relations Coordinator

Gabriel Winnfield x202

VISTA Community Specialist

Libby Spruell - Baton Rouge, LA          Gabriel Winnfield - Baton Rouge, LA             Dajasha Vernell - Baton Rouge, LA

Chelsea Pickens - Sunset, LA              Teiko Foxx-Scott - Baton Rouge, LA             Tromel Willis - Gretna, LA

Janesa Richardson - Hayward, CA       Nakia Nelson - Kansas City, MO                   Jeremiah Stewart - Baton Rouge, LA

Tatianna Hines - New Orleans, LA        Bernisha Felker - Atlanta, GA                        Shantel Dawson - Plaquemine, LA

Donald Hunter - Baton Rouge, LA         Brittany Christy - Baton Rouge, LA               Adele Dixon - Baton Rouge, LA

VISTAs are currently serving at: 

Mid City Redevelopment Alliance          Family Road of Greater Baton Rouge          Capital Area United Way

Governor's Office                                   Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church                The Young Leaders Academy

Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge         SBP                                                              LA Conference of the United Methodist Church

Red Stick Arts Project                            Cristo Rey Franciscan High School

Mid City Redevelopment Alliance is proud to be a Corporate Partner in the Corporate Work Study Program at Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School. Work Study Interns are performing administrative support functions in the areas of: accounting, human resources, office services, finance, information technology, and marketing & business development.
Special thanks to our friends at the Capital Area Finance Authority for sponsoring MCRA's participation in the work study program.