our work

our pact for Education

More than 62,000 people engaged as part of the United Way of Acadiana movement for education in a single year. Those connections include directly serving 59,707 local children with valuable programming, books, school supplies, mentors, and readers. United Way of Acadiana embraces a collective impact approach when it comes to education. There are multiple collaborations with schools and agencies across the area.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Available to children 0-4 years of age living in Lafayette, Acadia, St. Martin or Vermilion parish, Dolly Parton Imagination Library provides children with free, age-appropriate books on a regular basis.

Leader In Me

Schools using Leader in Me integrate leadership development throughout their daily curriculum, activities, systems, and faculty/staff development.

Early Head Start

The United Way of Acadiana Early Head Start Program provides quality early childhood education – at no cost. The Center-Based program option provides full-day early childhood education, along with meals and snacks.

Our Grantees