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United Way celebrates $5 million in prescription savings

Partnership with FamilyWize delivers significant savings on prescription medications through its free, easy to use prescription discount card 

NEW ORLEANS – United Way of Southeast Louisiana today announced that 56,000 local residents saved $5 million on their prescription medications, thanks to its partnership with FamilyWize, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities.


United Way to offer free financial education classes in April

Sessions will arm participants with skills and knowledge to achieve financial stability 

NEW ORLEANS – United Way of Southeast Louisiana will host a series of public financial education classes on four Tuesdays in April in honor of Financial Capability Month. 

Sessions led by expert financial capability specialists will cover three topics including money management basics, the ins and outs of credit, and safe banking with reputable financial institutions and reliable financial products. 


Financial Education Team Member Registration

We can all benefit from learning strategies for managing our money.  Your UWSELA Financial Capability Specialists are offering courses to help you develop your financial literacy.  Our classes are designed to help ensure your money is working just as hard as you do every day!  Registration is mandatory.


United Way Announces Public Policy Priorities for 2019 State Legislative Session

United Way of Southeast Louisiana is proud to announce our 2019 State Legislative Agenda, “United for a Safe & Prosperous Community,” which continues our advocacy work to lift up those in poverty and ALICE - individuals who earn above the poverty level but still struggle to make ends meet. 

Our Public Policy team will work to remove barriers and create opportunities for all to prosper by advocating in the following areas. 

UWSELA 2019 State Legislative Agenda


2019 Kay Fennelly Summer Literacy Institute Now Accepting Applications for Participation

Summer programs serving rising Pre-K through fourth grades in Orleans Parish are invited to apply for participation in the 2019 Kay Fennelly Summer Literacy Institute, an initiative of the New Orleans Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. The Kay Fennelly Summer Literacy Institute is designed to promote literacy and prevent summer learning loss for New Orleans children as they enter kindergarten through fourth grade.