Many of our social problems have the same root cause - Poverty. We held 63 listening sessions in our seven-parish region and identified POVERTY as United Way's 'Big Issue' going forward. We've put our stake in the ground. We want businesses and individuals to join us in developing strategies and partnerships. Together we can educate and empower people to help lift them out of poverty. We can create a stronger, better community.
What is VITA?
VITA is the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. It is a program that offers no cost tax filing services to working individuals and families with household income of $54,000 or less.
Where can I go to get my taxes done?
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
This holiday season is a time of joy, celebration and giving. But in the midst of the holiday shopping, don’t forget to add health care coverage to your holiday check list.
Reasons why should you get health coverage:
For the past three years, our United Way has been preparing for this moment. The moment when the thinking of policy makers at all levels—donors, advocates, volunteers, United Ways and our partner agencies—aligned. You cannot predict when a moment like that will occur. You simply have to be ready when the opportunity presents itself.
At the end of a four-day shopping extravaganza that includes Black Friday, ShopLocal Saturday and Cyber Monday, a more recent “Global Day” is taking place. Giving Tuesday is a day of giving back. On this day, today, December 1st, individuals around the world will come together to celebrate the spirit of giving and generosity.
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, and community leaders, UWSELA’s Greater Expectations initiative focuses on supporting families and schools to help ensure that K-12 students are better prepared for life and work.
In an effort to increase staff capacity, engage our donors and ensure that we are being the best stewards of dollars invested in our organization, United Way has created an internal Volunteer Corps to assist us with the many daily responsibilities that are necessary to make our community stronger. United Way volunteers bring much-needed aide to the success in carrying out our Mission “to increase the organized capacity of people to be independent and self-sufficient.”
We are starting small, with two specific requests to potential Volunteer Members: