To improve lives by leveraging partnerships in our community to advance the common good through education, income stability, and healthy living.
A community where everyone is empowered to achieve their full potential.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement of Principle
We celebrate the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.
We appreciate that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community.
We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.
We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion principles into the very fabric of how we operate daily and how we engage with those we serve.
We commit to being accountable to these practices and adjusting as appropriate going forward.
Anti-Racism and Ethnic Discrimination Statement
We recognize structural racism/ethnic discrimination and other forms of oppression have contributed to persistent disparities in the Louisiana Capital Area which we seek to dismantle.
We understand that these disparities have existed in the past and persist into the present.
We acknowledge that these inequities are the result of policies and practices that work to marginalize entire populations of people.
We unequivocally denounce racism/ethnic discrimination because it undermines the well-being and vitality of our communities.
Our United Way network strives to engage community members, especially those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized.
We work with residents and public and private partners to co-create solutions that ensure everyone has the resources, supports, opportunities and networks they need to thrive.
We commit to leveraging all of our assets (convening, strategic investments, awareness building, advocacy) to create more equitable communities.
Our community includes the 10 parishes listed below.
View this video about our very first Director.