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Thank you for being a United Way Volunteer - from serving on committees to getting families back in their homes, you are creating a better place to live, work and raise our families right here in southeast Louisiana.
Benjamin Franklin High School takes home the 2017 Mission Ignition Crown this year with 1,143 hours of community service! This marks the 3rd time in 5 years that Benjamin Franklin High School has won this award, totaling an estimated $116,000 value in service hours to the community overall.
The Office of Governor John Bel Edwards in partnership with United Way of Southeast Louisiana hosted the 2017 Equal Pay Summit at the Shaw Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, March 10th. UWSELA Chief Operating Officer, Charmaine Caccioppi, serves as Chair of Governor Edwards' Louisiana Women's Policy and Research Commission while Kim Sport, UWSELA Public Policy Chair served as the co-chair of the Equal Pay Summit.
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.
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.
Tornadoes have caused widespread damage throughout our region, destroying homes and businesses. Long-term recovery and rebuilding takes time, money, and is more than just brick and mortar. United Way of Southeast Louisiana and its supported programs with nonprofit Community Impact Partner Agencies can provide food, clothing, counseling and other services to make people whole.