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Our Impact

 

Because of you, we raised $11,929,640 in 2017-2018 to support our collective impact model which generated  $52,176,931 in community impact in 2018-19 & beyond.

 

$1 DONATED GENERATED $4.37 IN COMMUNITY IMPACT

See how we leveraged your dollars

When you invest in your community through United Way, you help more children succeed in school, more families lead healthy lives, and more people grow their incomes to become financially stable. 

 

              

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WHY ARE FAMILIES STRUGGLING?

1 and 2 households are sturggling

ALICE [Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed] households work hard but struggle to afford basic needs. ALICE is our neighbor, friend, and family member. ALICE prepares our coffee, takes care of our loved ones, and serves our meals. ALICE lives paycheck to paycheck, unable to save, and one unexpected financial need away from poverty themselves.  Fix the car or put food on the table? Visit the doctor or pay for child care?  For too many hardworking households, impossible decisions like these are a way of life. When ALICE and those in poverty are forced to make difficult choices, the entire community faces consequences because the success of our region is directly tied to the financial stability of the most vulnerable among us.

 

households in region

Our Region - 505, 889 Households 

1,328,372 Population  |  $46, 570 Median Household Income | $58, 860 - ALICE Household Survival Budget
(2 Adults, 1 preschooler, 1 infant)

 


WHAT DOES UNITED WAY DO TO HELP? 

The reality is, half of households in our community are struggling – and that’s where United Way comes in. We fight for the most vulnerable among us.

We find expert, local partners who are aligned with our Blueprint for Prosperity and believe in collaboration and accountability. We fund trusted nonprofit service providers through our collective impact model. We advocate for bipartisan policy that drives systems-level change.

we fund 77 programs and 7 collaboratives

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United Way of Southeast Louisiana -  Our Stories

 

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Together, we make more impact than any one of us could create alone when we work toward a shared goal – eradicating poverty. 

 

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