Greetings! I'm Beatrice Forlano, the incoming chair of United Way of Southeast Louisiana's young professionals' affinity group, the Young Leaders Movement (YLM). 

Last year, a small focus group of people under 40 generated ideas on how to engage young professionals in the work of the United Way. That process led to the creation of the ...

Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2016 Related: Basic Needs

Latter & Blum Inc. Realtors, the oldest and largest real estate and home services operation in the Gulf South, is teaming up with the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation (NOPJF) and United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA) to address the two ends of the crime...

Posted: Tuesday, March 08, 2016 Related: Basic Needs

January marks the beginning of tax season, but it’s also the last month to get health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Before you file for your return [we have free options for filing your return - see if you qualify], here are some things you should know about how...

Posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Related:

One of the largest challenges United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s staff members face is explaining that what people think they know about our organization may not be the case.

Thirty years ago, when many of “our parents” were in the workforce, their companies would run a United Way campaign and employees would have the opportunity to choose which charities they wanted to donate to through the ease of payroll deduction.

And while some of...

Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2016 Related:

Many of our social problems have the same root cause - Poverty. We held 63 listening sessions in our seven-parish region and identified POVERTY as United Way's 'Big Issue' going forward. We've put our stake in the ground. We want businesses and individuals to join us in developing strategies and partnerships. Together we can...

Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Related:

What is VITA?

VITA is the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. It is a program that offers no cost tax filing services to working individuals and families with household income of $54,000 or less.

Where can I go to get my taxes done?

There are multiple sites in Jefferson, Lafourche. Orleans, St. Bernard, St. John, St. Tammany, Washington, St. John, and...

Posted: Tuesday, January 05, 2016 Related: Income