United Way, BCM Announce $500K in Summer Impact Grants

Imageedit 6 5146113589NEW ORLEANS – United Way of Southeast Louisiana and Baptist Community Ministries will name the recipients of summer impact grants at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 2 at Grow Dat Youth Farm, 150 Zachary Taylor Drive, and on Facebook Live. The grants are awarded to youth-serving organizations to increase education, health and workforce support during a time of vulnerability for low-income youth while school’s out.

The partners will announce $500,000 in grants – ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 – to more than 30 Orleans Parish summer program providers, focusing on serving young people of color, ages 11 to 24, living below the ALICE Threshold.

The following stakeholders will be present for the event:

Tod Smith, Chair, UWSELA Board of Trustees

Slade Simons, Board Chair, BCM

Karen Evans, Executive Director, New Orleans Children & Youth Planning Board Dr. Rashida Govan, Executive Director, New Orleans Youth Alliance

Michael Hecht, President & CEO, GNO, Inc.

Devon Turner, Executive Director, Grow Dat Youth Farm

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