United Way Staff's blog

2018 United Way SELA Annual Meeting and Live United Awards

As we reviewed our year under the leadership of our outgoing Board Chair, Rick Haase, we acknowledged so many of the wins and successes that we all shared together. We’re excited to welcome our new Board Chair, Bob Kimbro, as he takes such a passionate interest in our mission and the fight for our neighbors who are struggling every day to support themselves and their families. 

Nearly Half of Southeast Louisiana Households Struggle to Afford the Basics

Pay the rent or the electric bill? Buy healthy dinner or fill a prescription? The data just released by the United Way ALICE Project reveals that for a staggering 40 percent of households across the country, impossible decisions such as these are a way of life. And when so many families are forced to make difficult choices, everyone is impacted.

STEM Northshore

United Way of Southeast Louisiana, Shell, and Keystone engineering have joined together to increase awareness and interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) through Stem NOLA on the Northshore.

Make Change NOLA

United Way of Southeast Louisiana in collaboration with the Downtown Development District, UNITY of Greater New Orleans, Council Member-At-Large Stacy Head, and Mayor LaToya Cantrell launched a new initiative called Make Change NOLA: A Better Way to Give. The program combines a public awareness campaign with mobile giving to harness the generosity of New Orleanians and tourists to support organizations working to combat homelessness and poverty.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which is an opportunity to recognize the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families.

During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to increase awareness and provide education and support to families through resources and strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect.

Sound the Alarm - Save a Life

Sound the Alarm - Save a Life. 

Home fires kill more people every year than all other disasters combined. United Way of Southeast Louisiana has partnered with the American Red Cross to install 1000 smoke alarms in the New Orleans area and we're in need of volunteers. There are several volunteer opportunities available throughout our area. 

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week, April 15th through the 21st, is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to come together to tackle tough challenges, and build stronger, more resilient communities.

Each year, we take this time to recognize the people and organizations that inspire us to serve, recognizing and thanking volunteers who lend their time, talent and voice to make a difference in their communities.

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