United Way of Central Louisiana Launches Women United

ALEXANDRIA, LA—United Way of Central Louisiana will launch Women United on March 31 at their inaugural event. The event will be held at the Northwestern Alexandria location. This event will be an informational session to bring local women together to create solutions for our community. As an integral part of United Way, Women United® advocates for women who want to further their education. We are a diverse and vibrant community and with our powerful, global network of women leaders over 70,000 strong, Women United® is a powerful force for good in the areas of income, education, and health.

At United Way of Central Louisiana, we tackle the issues that matter most to the people who call it home. We empower each other to leverage our passions, ideas, expertise, and resources to boost every woman’s chance for success in school, work, and life. Women United® of UWCL focuses on education largely for the women of our ALICE population. Our partnership with Northwestern University and their CenLA Stem program is a great way to draw more women into our stem career paths and to encourage our future female leaders. If you are interested please register on our website http://www.uwcl.org or on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-united-tickets-291551226567

About United Way of Central Louisiana: UWCL was formed in 1954 to facilitate the work of community organizations through fundraising and community dialogue. Our mission is to link people and resources for a stronger community in central Louisiana. We fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. We are committed to honoring, embracing, and harnessing the power of diversity of all Central Louisiana residents to create a stronger community for all. We leverage the relationships of individuals, businesses, nonprofits, and government to achieve lasting change.

About CenLASTEM: CenlaSTEM is the Region 6 STEM Center located in Alexandria and hosted by Northwestern State University. One of the nine centers in the Louisiana Regional STEM Network, CenlaSTEM provides regional opportunities for Pk-16 faculty, students, and STEM partners, to engage in activities that promote STEM culture and literacy, experiential learning, and prepare a STEM workforce for the future. The STEM center supports activities and experiences where students of all ages become immersed in challenging, problem-based learning experiences and engage in scientific inquiry. CenlaSTEM is working to build a collaborative, sustainable, infrastructure for STEM that fosters collaborative opportunities. Our initiative is closing the opportunity gap for underrepresented and underserved populations to engage in Louisiana’s STEM workforce and economy. The regional centers collaborate on numerous initiatives. In addition, they are connected and serve the statewide LaSTEM Advisory Council.

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