Living United

Living United is part of Capital Area United Way’s commitment to identify, develop, and implement impact strategies, practices, processes, and messaging to drive equitable community change. To achieve our vision, we must understand and address the underlying factors that impede progress. By challenging practices based on racism, and other historical and current forms of discrimination, we can create more inclusive communities and equitable outcomes.


Brotherhood Sisterhood Awards

The Brotherhood Sisterhood event takes place annually and honors local community members who are recognized for actively serving the community, leading and inspiring others, breaking personal barriers, and leading exemplary lives, all toward the goal of equality and togetherness. 

2023 Brotherhood Sisterhood Nominations

Since 1963, The Brotherhood Sisterhood Awards annually recognizes two outstanding individuals in the greater Baton Rouge community who have devoted their professional, philanthropic, and volunteer capacities to humanitarian service in advancing the mission of joining hands across racial, socioeconomic, ethnic, and religious lines. The honorees of the Brotherhood Sisterhood Award have and/or is working to break down the barriers that divide the community and prevent its citizens from working and living together in harmony.
In 2018, Pass the Torch was introduced to the community. This award recognizes one young adult (ages 18-24) who exemplifies the mission of the Brotherhood Sisterhood Awards, which is to honor those individuals who have and/or are working towards the elimination of bias, bigotry, and racism across ethnic gender, and religious lines in the community.
The Brotherhood Sisterhood committee consists of Philanthropic Leaders, Community Leaders, and Past Honorees. Nominations will be accepted through Monday, November 13, 2023, at 5 p.m. Honorees will be selected soon after nominations close.
Please submit here.

If you have any questions, please contact Amey Shortess Crousillac at

Past award recipients can be viewed here

2023 Brotherhood Sisterhood Awards Breakfast:

Join on us on Thursday, December 14, 2023 at Crowne Plaza Executive Center Baton Rouge (4728 Constitution Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70808) from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. as we celebrate the Brotherhood Sisterhood awards.  

Honorees will be announced mid-November.

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Dialogue on Race Louisiana

Capital Area United Way, along with corporate sponsors, will host Dialogue on Race sessions to further engage the community. Each session will last six weeks and 10-15 individuals will be selected to participate. Participants will represent a diverse mix of race, gender, age, and socioeconomic statuses.

If you would like to participate in a series, please contact Amey Shortess Crousillac at


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