J. Wayne Leonard Prosperity Center Grand Opening

United Way of Southeast Louisiana joined forces with the City of New Orleans’ Network for Economic Opportunity to provide access to a coordinated network of employment and financial capability services through workforce development partners.

United Way will open the J. Wayne Leonard Prosperity Center to support low-to-moderate income individuals and families in their efforts to build better, more prosperous futures.

Closely Monitoring Tropical Storm Nate

UWSELA is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Nate. As we wait to learn more about the impending storm’s potential path and impact to Southeast Louisiana, the disaster response team at United Way of Southeast Louisiana want to encourage you to prepare your household for potential threats from Tropical Storm Nate. Those preparing for and impacted by Nate in the coming days can find vital, FREE resources to become weather ready, make informed decisions and speed their recovery here.

Grade-Level Reading: A Community-wide Responsibility

It’s an unfortunate fact. A child’s ability to read proficiently by the end of third grade predicts his or her future. Why is third grade so crucial? Third grade marks the transition when students move from learning to read to reading to learn. If a child cannot read by the end of third grade, he or she is less likely to catch up, less likely to graduate from high school, and less likely to earn family-sustaining wages as an adult.