United Way of Northeast Louisiana


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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.

For more information about READ.LEARN.SUCCEED., download the 2016-2017 READ.LEARN.SUCCEED. flyer, or contact Community Impact Director Michelle Saucer at 318-998-9207. 

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). 



For more information about United Way of Northeast Louisiana's Community Impact, view or download our 2016 Community Impact Report.


In Education, United Way of Northeast Louisiana supports these partner agency programs:

Learn more about United Way of Northeast Louisiana's Education Focus by meeting two area students who are on the path to high school graduation:

Meet Taraji (United Way of Northeast Louisiana READ.LEARN.SUCCEED.)

Meet Nick (Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana)


United Way of Northeast Louisiana | HOME | CONTACT | 1201 Hudson Lane, Monroe, LA 71201 | (318) 325-3869 | 300 West Carolina Avenue, Ruston, LA 71270 | (318) 232-0055