Our website requires a modern browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. If you must view this site with Internet Explorer you will need to upgrade to version 9 or newer. Older browsers (especially Internet Explore version 6, 7, and 8) are less stable and much more vulnerable to viruses, spyware, malware, and other security issuses. In addition, the internet is constantly evolving and older browsers can not render newer code.
We recommend that you upgrade to the latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Either will enable you to see this site and the rest of the modern web as the developers intended. If you must use Internet Explorer 8 or earlier you can click here to dismiss this warning but be aware that some or all features of this website may not work correctly.
We are sorry for any inconvenience. :-)
United Way of Northeast Louisiana is focused on four key areas: Education, Financial Stability, and Health, as well as Basic and Emergency Needs—the building blocks for a good quality of life.
In the area of Education, we are working to increase local graduation rates.
READ.LEARN.SUCCEED., United Way of Northeast Louisiana’s education initiative, focuses on 3rd grade students reading on grade level, with the ultimate goal of improving graduation rates. Studies show that students who cannot read on grade level by the 3rd grade are four times less likely to graduate from high school than those who can, so we’re tackling this issue by reading with 2nd and 3rd grade students in Lincoln Parish, Monroe City, Ouachita Parish, and Union Parish schools. During the 2015-2016 school year, 416 community volunteers read with 218 area students. READ.LEARN.SUCCEED. students also received 5,359 free books to keep for their home libraries, helping to inspire a love of reading. Of the students that participated, 93% improved their reading skills, increasing their chances of graduating high school.
CLICK HERE to volunteer now for the 2016-2017 school year, or dial 2-1-1 on any land line or mobile phone, a free call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may also pick up an application in person at our offices in Monroe (1201 Hudson Lane) or in Ruston (300 West Carolina Avenue).