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Operation Spark is opening a new door to prosperity for low-opportunity individuals by presenting the fastest route to a career in software development.
The rigorous adult workforce program run by this United Way Community Partner is producing impressive results – a 100% job placement rate and average starting salary of over $60,000 for graduates.
At some point in life, nearly everyone will be touched by a cancer diagnosis - be it personal or of someone you love.
In Louisiana, the chances are even higher. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in our state, and cancer incidents and mortality rates among men and women are worse than the national average for all cancers combined.
The Office of Management and Budget issued a notice requesting public comments on a recommended change to update the federal poverty line for inflation as indicated by various consumer price indexes (CPI). The comment period closed on Friday, June 21, with little public awareness.
United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s 2019 Public Policy Legislative Agenda, “United for a Safe & Prosperous Community” continues our bipartisan advocacy efforts fighting for the health, education, and financial stability of every person.
Did you learn the difference between banks and credit unions in school? What about pitfalls of payday loans?
Many individuals lack a basic knowledge of how to plan, save, and invest – making it hard for them to build wealth and secure their financial future.
We know that financial hardship is a widespread issue in our region. Data from the latest United Way ALICE Report shows nearly 1 in 2 households in Southeast Louisiana is in poverty or living paycheck to paycheck.
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.
1. Non-spoiler alert: VITA turns 50 this year!
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program began operation in 1969, and provides free, high-quality tax preparation for low to moderate-income taxpayers. Currently, VITA is a matching grant program powered by IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers.
2. VITA brings back billions of dollars to communities across the country.
More than $2.9 million in impact generated under “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” initiative
NEW ORLEANS – Community leaders and representatives of the Orleans Parish Long-Term Recovery Group (LTRO) gathered Tuesday to mark the second anniversary of the New Orleans East tornado and celebrate the successes under the “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” recovery initiative.
If you are like most consumers, tax time couldn’t come soon enough. After the grueling expenses of the holiday season, long overdue car repairs, and much-needed summer vacations, consumers are anxious to file their taxes - especially if they expect a refund.
By now, you have probably seen and heard many commercials advertising Refund Anticipation Loans (RAL) and Refund Anticipation Checks (RAC). These ads tempt with the promise of same-day cash refunds in eye-popping amounts. If you are debating using one of these “convenient” loans, here is what you need to know.