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Poverty is one of the key economic influencers of our region and its impact on our workforce can be felt by businesses and the community as a whole. The growing ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) population is made up of those who are earning above the federal poverty line, but not enough to afford a basic household budget of housing, child care, food,...

Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Related:

Women United Members enjoyed a rich and inspiring day at the state Capitol in Baton Rouge on Monday, March 26th. To kick things off, Melanie Bronfin, Director of the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children, led a Press Conference to discuss an urgent issue for our state, early childhood...

Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2018 Related:


Our most recent data shows 19% of Louisiana’s population is living in poverty. The federal poverty line varies between individuals [$11,490] and families [$23,550...

Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Related:

United Way of Southeast Louisiana is bringing together individuals who are retired or nearing retirement and wish to stay active in our community by forming a Retire United affinity group. Through these retirees’...

Posted: Friday, March 23, 2018 Related:

Friends,

Several important elections are up for a vote this Saturday, March 24. Please take this opportunity to express your voice in local government and help shape the future of our communities. 

No matter the size and scope, every election has the ability to affect our mission to eradicate poverty in Southeast Louisiana. It is critical that we cast our vote for officials and measures focused on creating equitable communities where all...

Posted: Monday, March 19, 2018 Related:

Two years ago, the March 2016 flooding event in Louisiana saw historic rainfall on an area with countless bayous, rivers, and streams. Thousands of homes were affected by the flooding leaving families with massive emotional and financial losses. Combined with the floods that followed shortly afterward in August, this one-two punch had a large part of our community reeling. Many of the families affected are part of the growing number of individuals and...

Posted: Monday, March 19, 2018 Related:

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