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Thomas Jefferson Student Represents United Way of Southeast Louisiana at National Education Conference

Thomas Jefferson High School teacher and Student Government Association sponsor Kim G. Minor remembers first meeting Jenny Ly as a freshman. “She was a go-getter,” said Minor. “Took responsibility for everything and wanted to be in charge. Not in a bossy way, but in a good way.” Now a senior and SGA president at Thomas […]

Winn-Dixie Awards Riverdale High Student for Role in Revitalizing Gulf Coast

Riverdale High School senior Alexis Stort shared the stage with individuals like Sally-Ann and Robin Roberts and organizations like the American Red Cross and United Way at the inaugural Winn-Dixie Resilience Awards. The Winn-Dixie Resilience Awards are for individuals who have made a significant contribution in the rebuilding, rebirth, and revitalization of the Gulf Coast […]

Schneckenburger Elementary Cuts Ribbon on its United Way Club Connect Reading Oasis

An exciting community partnership led to a celebration and a host of new reading resources for the students at Schneckenburger Elementary. The school held a United Way Club Connect and Early Grade Reading Initiative Grand Launch on August 20. The program provides books, reading resources, and family engagement tools to support student literacy goals in […]

Connection with Business Community Brings Reading Oasis to Pittman Elementary

As David Fennelly finishes reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom to a group of Pittman Elementary third graders, one of the students excitedly calls out, “read another one.” Story time is over for today. Thanks to this area businessman and philanthropist; however, these students now have enough new books to last them until they head to middle school. “I just think […]