Your support prepares children and youth for
success in learning. We fund programs and
initiatives that build character, help kids develop
to their fullest potential and graduate.
Unified Summer Grants
United Way of Southeast Louisiana WILL NOT be accepting applications for 2013 summer grants.
We encourage you to contact funders and or partners that supported your summer program in previous years directly.
Visit our website later this year for announcements on 2014 Unified Summer Grants.
UW Initiatives and Programs
- Success By 6 is a multi-sector collaborative focused on children being ready to learn when they enter school. Core funding provided by United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC)
- High Quality Child Care Project, to assure quality learning experiences, assists child care centers in achieving national accreditation.
- Fast-Track Child Development Associate Certification Program helps child care teachers achieve academic certification in order to increase the quality of child care resulting in children’s success in school.
- Seamless Transition builds bridges between Pre-K and Kindergarten to enhance the learning experiences for children and elevate the quality of teaching in both institutions. Funding provided by the Luther & Zita Templeman Foundation.
- Council for Early Childhood Education (CECE) is comprised of community early childhood stakeholders working collaboratively to develop a shared message for city, state, regional and national audiences focused on quality, increased access, resources & assets, coordinated efforts and public communication.
- Greater New Orleans Rebuild Child Care Collaborative, with Agenda for Children, the State of Louisiana and others, rebuilds child care centers destroyed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina with focus on increasing the quality of early childhood education programs. Initial funding provided by The Packard Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, and United Way Worldwide.
- Quality Improvement Pool funds modest improvements in child care centers that help them improve programs for children and achieve higher ratings in the State of Louisiana’s Quality Start rating system.
- School to Career, growing out of an initiative of United Way Worldwide, works to ensure that every young person is ready for post-secondary education, work and life with a goal to decrease the nation’s high school drop-out rate by 50%. (In development)
- Unified Summer Grants Collaborative, with the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, Partnership for Youth Development, and others, increases the availability and quality of summer programs for low-income children and youth. WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2013 PROGRAMS.
Program funding for agencies in two priority areas:
- Provide Quality Developmental & Learning Experiences: Quality Child Care, Academic Support and Enrichment, Transition to Work
- Support Families: Parents and Children Together