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United Way of Southeast Louisiana, business and community partners launch New Orleans East Tornado Recovery Plan

NEW ORLEANS – Community and business leaders, including representatives of United Way of Southeast Louisiana, SBPGreater New Orleans FoundationRebuilding Together and Entergy New Orleans, will gather on Thursday to announce the launch of the New Orleans East Tornado Recovery Plan for assisting families impacted by the Feb. 7 tornado.


Lessons Learned from a Mother’s Inspiring Words

We went to sleep last night with news of yet another deadly vehicle attack, this time in Barcelona, and awake to the stories of devastation and loss of life.

This singular act of violence cannot disappear into the dozens of similar attacks across Europe and here at home in Charlottesville. For me, each incident stands alone as a mark on our progress toward a greater good. Each one reaffirms that hate is real and alive in our world.

Day of Action 9.16.17

A United Way Day of Action is an invitation for people and organizations in our community to LIVE UNITED and take action to address a variety of challenges. It is a day that we ask you to help us put our mission into action by creating a more vibrant community for us all!

Saturday, September 16th
9 a.m. - Noon
Greenville Park Leadership Academy
(former Hammond Jr. High)
111 J W Davis Dr., Hammond, LA 70403

2017 EFSP Funding


Orleans Parish has been awarded Federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $198,635. These funds must be used to supplement food, shelter, rent-mortgage and utility assistance efforts in ongoing programs to assist people with economic emergencies unrelated to disasters.

Breaking the Cycle: Poverty to Prison and Back

At a time when bipartisan policy change seems infrequent, if not impossible, Louisiana lawmakers and Governor Edwards successfully enacted sweeping prison reforms aimed at reducing the state’s world-leading incarceration rate and its $700M annual price tag. The policy wins can be credited, in large part, to the support from LABI and many in the state’s business community.

United Way Honors J. Wayne Leonard

United Way of Southeast Louisiana's highest individual honor is its Alexis de Tocqueville Award. The Tocqueville Award is given in recognition of exemplary philanthropic leadership to an individual who leads by example to create a better community for all.

This rare and prestigious honor will be bestowed on former Entergy Corporation Chairman and CEO J. Wayne Leonard during a special dinner and reception starting at 6 p.m. on October 12, at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans.