Summer Grants

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United Way of Southeast Louisiana funds Summer Impact Grants for summer programs to expand and deepen services for children and youth ages 11-24 in New Orleans over the summer.  


UWSELA allocates funds to youth-serving organizations to broaden supports over the summer months – often a time of vulnerability for low-income youth due to the lack of daily school and the supports that are provided in a school setting. Summer Impact Grants broadened supports may include but are not limited to reduced program cost to families, behavioral health supports, expanded summer nutrition/meals, expanded hours or duration of programming, and connecting youth with an educational, vocational, and/or employment setting when summer programming ends. Successful implementation will help close the achievement gap, improve health outcomes, reduce crime, and scale programs in locations where they’re needed most.





About FACE (About Family and Community Engagement)
Summer Social Set 22
3901 MacArthur Blvd Suite 6901 
New Orleans

ARISE Schools- Mildred Osborne/ARISE Academy
ARISE Schools Summer Program
6701 Curran Blvd.
New Orleans
504-615-6354 (ARISE), 504-400-0614 (Mildred Osborne)

Arts Council of New Orleans
Young Artist Movement (YAM)
P.O. Box 58379
New Orleans

Bard Early College
Bard Early College New Orleans
3820 St. Claude Avenue
New Orleans

College Track
Summer College Access Programming for New Orleans Scholars
2225 Congress St., Floor 2
New Orleans

Covenant House New Orleans
Youth Advocacy Group
611 North Rampart St.
New Orleans

Dancing Grounds
Freedom School and Summer Dance Intensive
3705 Saint Claude Avenue
New Orleans

Dinerral Shavers Educational Fund
GIRLS NOLA Initiative
P.O. Box 6832
New Orleans

Directed Initiatives for Youth Inc., Dba Excite All Stars
Excite All Stars Summer Camp
4949 Bullard Avenue, Ste. A
New Orleans

Educators for Quality Alternatives
The NET Charter High School Summer Internship Program
1614 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
New Orleans

Efforts of Grace, Inc.
Kuumba Academy Summer Program
1712 O.C. Haley Boulevard
New Orleans

Free Alas
3612 Banks St
New Orleans

Friends of Lafitte Greenway
Lafitte Greenway BELite Youth Mural Arts Project: Basketball Court Revival
PO Box 791727
New Orleans

Friends of the New Orleans Public Library/New Orleans Public Library (COLLAB)
New Orleans Public Library Summer Fun 2022
219 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans

Generation Success
Summer EXCEL Challenge
4650 General DeGaulle Dr.
New Orleans

Grow Dat Youth Farm
Summer Leadership Programs
150 Zachary Taylor Dr
New Orleans

Jesus Project Ministries
Junior Student Training and Enrichment Program (JSTEP)
8401 Apple St.
New Orleans

Kedila Family Learning Center
Summer @ Kedila
1922 S. Salcedo St.
New Orleans

Living School, INC
Learn By Doing: A Living School Summer Experience
6003 Bullard Ave
New Orleans

Make Music NOLA
Make Music NOLA Summer Workshop Series
2150 Ursulines Avenue C1
New Orleans

Milne Inspiration Center (MIC-AMPED)
Summer Leadership Experience
2827 Fourth St.
New Orleans

New Orleans Technical Education Provider
Summer Success Program
6601 Franklin Ave
New Orleans

Operation Spark
High School to High Wage Summer Coding Camp
514 Franklin Avenue
New Orleans

Reconcile New Orleans, Inc.
Workforce Development Summer Success Program
1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans

Ride New Orleans
Youth Transit Leadership Cohort (YTLC)
2100 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans

Silence Is Violence
Summer Peace Clinics
2000 Lakeshore Drive UNO Trac Building 228
New Orleans

Son of a Saint
Summer Programming
2803 St. Philip Street
New Orleans

The 18th Ward
Summer Coaches in Training
3329 Bell St
New Orleans

The Beautiful Foundation
Camp Beautiful
P O Box 8844
New Orleans

The Cosmetology Institute, LLC
The Beauty Bootcamp
8460 Morrison Road
New Orleans

The Level Up Campaign
Save Our Youth Nola Project
2401 Annette St
New Orleans

Thrive New Orleans
Youth Summer Camp
1433 N Claiborne Ave
New Orleans

Trinity Christian Community DBA Trinity Community Center
Summer Leadership Development
3908 Joliet Street
New Orleans

unCommon Construction
Summer 2022 Apprenticeships
PO BOX 791438
New Orleans

Upturn Arts
Summer Camp 2022
1719 Toledano St.
New Orleans

Young Aspirations Young Artists Inc.
Teen Guild
3322 LaSalle St.
New Orleans

YouthForce NOLA
YouthForce Internships
1100 Poydras Street, Ste. 1405
New Orleans




  • Proposals must be submitted by public or charitable, nonprofit (tax-exempt) organizations or may be sponsored by such an organization (fiscal agent).
  • Collaborations are welcome to apply; however, a lead 501(c)(3) organization must be identified and provide nonprofit documentation and an eligible budget for the collaboration. 
  • All participating organizations or sponsoring organizations must operate within Orleans Parish.
  • Proposed projects must be designed to be completed within the scope of the grant timeline.
  • A project may focus on a wide variety of youth issues or may be very narrowly focused. Nevertheless, proposed programs must align with one of the six priority areas of focus and lift up at least one solution on page 6 of the New Orleans Youth Master Plan
    • Health and Wellbeing
    • Youth Voice
    • Learning
    • Safety & Justice
    • Space & Place 
    • Economic Stability
  • Priority will be given to organizations serving youth of color ages 11 to 24 below the ALICE Threshold
  • Funds must be used to expand or enhance summer programming – not used to start a new program.
  • If funded, staff will be invited to participate in at least two trainings conducted by New Orleans Youth Alliance:
    • Basic Skills, 
    • Trauma-Informed,
    • Reframing Conflict,
    • Healing Justice, or
    • Building Community.