United Way Partners with Resilia to strengthen BIPOC-led nonprofits with connection, capital, capacity

Partnership to provide support through capacity-building technology and nonprofit coaching

New Orleans, La. - United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA) and Resilia, a “tech-for-good” social enterprise with offices in New Orleans and New York City, have come together to strengthen the capacity of BIPOC-led nonprofits serving Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington parishes.

Participating partners include:

  • East St Tammany Rainbow Child Care Center, Inc.
  • Upfromherenola
  • Generation Success
  • Northshore STEM
  • Central City Economic Opportunity Corporation
  • Love Your Neighbor Nola
  • Puentes New Orleans
  • Community Center of St. Bernard
  • Brilliant Mindz Inc.
  • P.O.S.H. Push nonprofit
  • Southeast Advocates for Family Empowerment
  • The Beautiful Foundation
  • Hope Community Resource Center
  • Cancer Association of Louisiana
  • College Beyond
  • Bogalusa Rebirth
  • Whole Village Art Therapy
  • The 1881 Institute
  • Youth Rebuilding New Orleans
  • Family Violence Program of St. Bernard
  • Sankofa Community Development Corporation
  • Black Man rising Movement
  • The Center for Restorative Approaches
  • Safe Harbor
  • BAR NONE by DeSign


Through the partnership, Resilia will provide 1:1 coaching, online training, fundraising tools, peer-to-peer learning, access to over 100 customizable templates, and actionable resources on topics ranging from board management strategic planning to help these organizations maximize their impact. 

Guided by its Blueprint for Prosperity, a strategic plan to end poverty, UWSELA funds programs, supports collaborations, convenes experts, advocates for change, and fosters new and needed community services to address area residents’ most pressing needs. 

“By providing access to vital resources, coaching, and support, we aim to level the playing field, empowering these BIPOC-led and serving organizations to reach their full potential,” says Mary Ambrose, Chief Equity and Impact Officer, United Way of Southeast Louisiana. “Together with Resilia, we envision a future where our trusted nonprofit partners – regardless of size, background, or resources – can thrive and contribute to building a stronger, more equitable Southeast Louisiana for every person everywhere.” 

“We are proud to partner with United Way of Southeast Louisiana to help strengthen these BIPOC-led and serving organizations doing incredible work in their respective communities,” said Valentine Ollawa, Vice President of Customer Success. “We look forward to working together to provide the tools, resources, and guidance to help these changemakers build sustainable and thriving organizations.” 


About United Way of Southeast Louisiana
For nearly 100 years, United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA) has been a leader and trusted partner in improving lives and making a lasting difference. UWSELA fights to eradicate poverty by preparing people for quality jobs, growing incomes and affording better health and education opportunities throughout Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington parishes. Its bold vision of equitable communities - with health, education and financial stability for all - is informed by the Blueprint, which guides all strategic investments in programs, initiatives, collaborations, volunteerism and advocacy to tackle poverty. For more information, please visit UnitedWaySELA.org. Find us on social: @UnitedWaySELA.

About Resilia
Founded in 2016, Resilia is a Black-led organization that leverages technology with a human touch to help nonprofits and change makers build capacity, elevate stories, and increase impact in their communities. Resilia's Funder Program enables grantors (foundations, corporations, and government offices) to empower their nonprofit partners with on-demand back-office and mission-facing tools, 1:1 nonprofit coaching, and peer-to-peer learning support that meets them where they are in their development.