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AT&T Contributes $15,000 to United Way of Southeast Louisiana as part of Believe New Orleans℠ Initiative
Contribution to Support Financial Education Classes in New Orleans East
January 7, 2020
Public encouraged to take advantage of in-person, online free filing services
The campaign aims to provide direct support to New Orleans’ homeless population through a safe mobile giving platform
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.
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.
Orleans Parish Long-Term Recovery Group celebrated rebuilding successes two years after N.O. East tornado
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.