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HOME START Press Conference (2021)




Genre: News conference

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-02-09

Duration: 00:41:41

Subjects: Early childhood education


  • Lowe, Clee Ernest Speaker
  • Smith, Pat Speaker
  • Williams, Theta Speaker
  • Ravere-Jones, Pamela Speaker
  • Daniels, J. Speaker
  • Macklin, Rudy Speaker
  • Tooraen, Nancy Speaker
  • Arnold, Pabby Speaker
  • Borne, Dan Speaker
  • Wiley, Chloe Speaker


This episode of the series “Newsmakers” from February 9, 2021, features a press conference with the Baton Rouge Early Childhood Education Collaborative, Inc. announcing the launch of the Home Start early childhood project to help prepare children from low income families for kindergarten. It includes comments by: Reverend Clee Ernest Lowe of Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church, the chairman of the board; Pat Smith, the executive director; Theta Williams, the education consultant and community liaison; Dr. Pamela Ravere-Jones, an assistant chief administrative officer in Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s office; J. Daniels, the executive director of the East Baton Rouge Housing Authority; Rudy Macklin, the director of the Louisiana Bureau of Minority Health Access; Nancy Tooraen, the education director at Louisiana Public Broadcasting; Pabby Arnold of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library; and Dan Borne and Chloe Wiley of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation.