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Studies show that young people leaving foster care at 18 years old before being connected to a permanent family through adoption, returning home to parents or having a relative take custody of them, have very poor outcomes compared to their peers. The youth have increased incidence of homelessness...
United Way of Southeast Louisiana, serving Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington parishes is accepting donations to assist those impacted by flooding in our region. Family members, neighbors and friends have had to be rescued from rising waters....
Pilot program to assess Louisiana students for health barriers that impair their ability to learn Children are one third of our population and all of our future.--Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health, 1981 Decades of research shows healthier children are better students—more able to...
New Orleans, LA  (Nov. 17, 2015) – United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA) and United Way Worldwide (UWW) have teamed up to launch an initiative to help support the implementation of higher standards in the public schools of southeast Louisiana. Working in collaboration with education, business...
Child Care Center Celebrates National Accreditation; is Tops for Tiny Tots! Who:      United Way of Southeast Louisiana and its Women’s Leadership Council; Pearlie Harris, owner Royal Castle Child Development Center, a United Way partner agency; parents, students and other community partners...
Making a difference from Belle Chasse to Venice United Way of Southeast Louisiana is proud to announce that businessman Michael M. Bush has agreed to serve as United Way’s 2015 Campaign Chair in Plaquemines Parish. Bush is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mississippi River Bank, and...
  Register Now to Attend the Taping of Louisiana Public Broadcasting's Louisiana Public Square   Access to quality early childhood education and childcare is the single biggest indicator of future educational success and worker retention. Louisiana passed legislation to restructure and improve...
United Ways Team Up for Flood Relief SEC football, devoted fans and tailgating will take on a deeper meaning this Saturday as the game between the University of South Carolina Gamecocks and the LSU Tigers moves to Baton Rouge. In Columbia and throughout South Carolina rising floodwaters and dam...
Because of the generosity of Shell and its employees, United Way is engaging youth and young people in our community, with the hope of shaping tomorrow’s leaders.     Meet Jenny, a participant in United Way’s Mission Ignition initiative, where local high schools and students compete to complete...
United Way 2015-2016 Campaign Chair, Rick Haase, president, Latter & Blum, discusses what this place needs is You!  We need more donors, advocates and volunteers to join us in our effort to reduce proverty.  We do this by creating economic opportunity for everyone.  To accomplish this goal we...

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