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Retire United

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’ experience and expertise, they will directly contribute to United Way’s mission of eradicating poverty in Southeast Louisiana.

Read Across America

March 2nd marks Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the National Education Association’s (NEA) nationwide campaign to get kids excited about reading.  

Theodor Seuss Geisel wrote his first children’s book, Cat in the Hat, in 1954 in response to a report that suggested children were having trouble learning to read because their books were boring. With Dr. Seuss’s books and caring adults, millions of children have loved learning to read ever since.

2017 Gumbo Cook-Off

The 17th Annual "Got Gumbo?" Cook-off is in the books. United Way of Southeast Louisiana invited the city’s most talented chefs and first-rate restaurants to put their dishes up against the competition in our annual parade of gumbo in the beautifully renovated Grand Ballroom at the Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans.