Grant Volunteer Reader Application

United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA) is seeking community volunteers to serve as grant reviewers to help read and rate proposals for our 2019-2022 Blueprint for Prosperity program grants. Volunteers with subject matter expertise will serve as peer reviewers to objectively evaluate a competitive group of grant applications against the criteria in the Blueprint for Prosperity Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

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Data Dive: Takeaways from the 2018 ALICE Report

Vanessa Greenslade, PhD, is United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s resident research and data expert. Vanessa works with our Community Impact team to bring a data-driven approach to our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person.

The updated United Way ALICE Report for Louisiana, released earlier this month, shows nearly 1 in 2 Southeast Louisiana (SELA) households (47 percent) struggled to make ends meet in 2016. 

$8.5 Million in Impact Generated by Successful 300,000 Hours for the Next 300 Volunteer Challenge

Mayor Cantrell applauds efforts, calls for continued service in 2019

NEW ORLEANS – The 2018 NOLA Foundation and its Community Engagement Committee – in partnership with United Way of Southeast Louisiana, HandsOn New Orleans and NetWork Volunteers – revealed totals for the successful 300,000 Hours for the Next 300 Tricentennial volunteer challenge presented by Entergy Corporation at an event on Dec. 31, 2018.

Williamson’s Notes: Consequences of ALICE

The United Way ALICE Project, a groundbreaking study on financial hardship, revealed in 2016 that more than 50 million U.S. households struggle to afford necessities like health care, housing, food, child care, transportation, taxes, and a smart phone.

ALICE – Asset, Limited, Income Constrained, Employed – is a term for households who earn above the Federal Poverty Level, but not enough to cover a basic household survival budget.

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