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United Way announces the Top 10 Most Generous Workplaces and Live United Award Winners


United Way announces Southeast Louisiana’s 2021 Most Generous Workplaces, 
inaugural Lisa Arsenaux memorial award, LIVE UNITED Award winners
Workplaces recognized at United Way’s annual meeting 
for contributing more than $3.7 million

NEW ORLEANS – United Way of Southeast Louisiana announced Wednesday Southeast Louisiana’s 2021 Most Generous Workplaces at its annual meeting of members. 


4 Ways to Commemorate Juneteenth


It’s been a year since the civil unrest sparked by the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. From this traumatic and senseless act of violence came a rallying cry for change across the country.

The movement also spurred renewed interest in Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. 

2021 State Legislative Agenda Highlights


The 2021 Legislative Session 

The 2021 Regular Legislative Session began last Monday with a flurry of action and over 900 pre-filed bills. 

Over the next two months, legislators will debate policies that will directly impact all of us. At United Way of Southeast Louisiana, we believe it is our responsibility to ensure that these policies support vulnerable families and bring us closer to achieving a vision of equitable communities. 

Haynes Academy snags top spot in 2021 Mission Ignition volunteer challenge


Six area high schools create $12K in impact through virtual service

NEW ORLEANS – United Way of Southeast Louisiana on Friday named Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies the winner of the 2021 Mission Ignition competition, which pits area high school against each other in a race to collect the most volunteer hours.