Education

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.

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Local Business Leaders, Legislators Join United Way of Southeast Louisiana to Mark Louisiana Early Ed Week

Louisiana Early Ed Week is February 11-15

NEW ORLEANS - Business leaders and legislators from across the area joined the United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA), Jefferson Chamber of Commerce and Jefferson Business Council at an event today in honor of Louisiana Early Ed Week.

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Williamson's Notes: Early Education Week - Making the difficult decisions easy

This week is Early Ed Week in Louisiana, a time to highlight the importance of improving access to affordable, high-quality early care and education (ECE) for all Louisiana families. On Thursday, United Way of Southeast Louisiana will join with the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children, Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, and Jefferson Business Alliance to speak up for increased funding for early care and education in our region. 

Williamson’s Notes: The Power of Collective Impact

2018 Year-In-Review

At United Way of Southeast Louisiana, we believe every problem - no matter how complex, systemic, or gut-wrenching - can be solved when fight together. 

Our progress made toward equitable communities in 2018 is proof that this mantra is more than words on a page. The only way we can create real, lasting change is through United Way’s Blueprint for Prosperity, bringing people, organizations, and systems together to work toward a common goal – eradicating poverty in Southeast Louisiana.

New Orleans City Budget Doubles Funding for Early Childhood Education in 2019

Yesterday, City Council President Jason Williams held a press conference to discuss and celebrate the historic allocation of $1.5 million for early childhood education in the 2019 City Budget unanimously adopted by the Council. The budget allocation does not require additional taxpayer dollars. Instead, it allocates money in the General Fund to invest in young people from the very start.
 
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Mayor, Council Members and Advocates Celebrate Historic Investment in Early Childhood Education

 
 
New Orleans – Mayor Mitch Landrieu, New Orleans City Council Members and early childhood education advocates will gather Monday, December 18, 2017 at 1:30 P.M. in the Mayor’s office in celebration of the historic, first-of-its-kind, $750,000 City investment in quality early childhood education seats in New Orleans.
 
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