COVID-19/ Coronavirus Updates

To comply with Governor John Bel Edwards’ mandate employees at our New Orleans and Baton Rouge offices are now working from home.  As we are transitioning our work to provide programs and services virtually, scroll down to learn how we can help you.

As a fixture in the greater New Orleans region since 1938, the Urban League of Louisiana knows firsthand that, no matter the crisis – whether it’s a hurricane, a flood or an unprecedented pandemic,  the communities that we are closest to – those who are seeking equity to secure economic self-reliance, parity and civil rights – most often get hit the hardest during times like these.  We are READY and are working DILIGENTLY to continue changing lives and empowering communities.

Be good neighbors. Continue to follow social distancing practices. Stay informed.  And as always, take care of yourselves and each other.

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Pandemic Pivot Email Archives

Week of March 30 – April 3 – CLICK TO READ
IN THIS ISSUE:  

  • Connect to work NOW at Urban League of Louisiana’s VIRTUAL JOB FAIR
  • Be a part of the CENSUS MOVEMENT
  • SMALL BUSINESSES connect with SBA EXPERTS
TRUSTED Resources

General Health Guidelines & Information

FEMA has create a rumor control site to combat active misinformation campaigns being conducted with regards to COVID-19.
This site provides both accurate and current information surrounding myths and rumors.

CDC Website

Louisiana Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard

Stay at Home Guidelines and FAQs

For Parents/Families

 

Khan Academy Khan Academy is a great online learning website for students of all ages. The site offers short video lessons on thousands of topics, and their programs are personalized to allow children to learn at their own pace.

 
COVID-19 Child Care for Essential Workers
If you work in the critical infrastructure and are in need of Emergency Subsidized Childcare Assistance, please visit this link for additional details, an application and centers open near you.
 
 

National Association of School Psychologists
 

Louisiana Believes
Child Care Centers/Providers: Information and Resources
 
2020 Seniors: Information
 
 
COVID-19: Important Information for Schools and Early Childhood Centers


Louisiana Department of Education Website

NOLA Public School Updates

Childcare Assistance Program (CCAP) Pandemic Protective Services Crisis Application

Total Community Action, Inc Updates

SNAP INFO: The Department of Children & Family Services currently does not have emergency or disaster SNAP (DSNAP). However, if you are in need of food and do not have SNAP you are encouraged to apply for benefits at the Department of Children & Family Services

WYES-LPB stay at home Education Resources

For Job Seekers

JOIN the Urban League of Louisiana FOR A VIRTUAL JOB FAIR! Sign up HERE!

Apply for Urban League Job Seeker Services

CURRENT Job Openings 

Louisiana Response to COVID-19
Has COVID-19 impacted your employment?
Review available assistance at Information for Workers in Louisiana.

 

You can file a claim at www.louisianaworks.net/hire or contact the Claim Center at 866-783-5567. Claim Center hours 8 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Education Resources

Khan Academy Khan Academy is a great online learning website for students of all ages. The site offers short video lessons on thousands of topics, and their programs are personalized to allow children to learn at their own pace.

Ed Navigator
Get tips on making the most of each day while schools are closed.

WYES-LPB stay at home Education Resources

Financial Assistance/Information Resources

Calculate the potential amount of your Coronavirus Stimulus Check with this CALCULATOR brought to you by the Washington Post.

Housing and Legal Resources

City Of New Orleans COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program Effective April 1, 2020
The City of New Orleans in partnership with Total Community Action is offering rental assistance to workers that have been impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.  The program which will begin on April 1, 2020, will be open strictly to Orleans Parish residents who are not getting paid by their employers or are not receiving rental assistance through other organizations.  Applicants will be required to provide documentation of their hardship.
To apply, residents should call the Mayor’s Office of Community Development (OCD) at 504-658-4200 or Total Community Action (TCA) at 504-882-7181 to begin the intake process.

New Orleans Housing and Legal Resources 

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services: Southeast Louisiana Legal Services provides free, civil legal aid to low-income people, including legal assistance for landlord-tenant issues and more. Visit slls.org or call 504-529-1000 for more information.

 

Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources and Support

Dial 211 or text the keyword LACOVID to 504-898-211 to get help with specific questions regarding COVID-19 or access mental health support. 211’s 24/7 phone, text, and chatlines are a safe space for anyone who is going through a hard time, having thoughts about suicide, or just needs to talk.

 

POSTPONEMENTS & PIVOT PLANS
The Urban League is working to bring our programs and services to clients in innovative and virtual ways.  We don’t pause . . . WE PIVOT!  See below for a list of postponed events as well as our Pivot plans (to date).

 

Clarence L. Barney Head Start Center

  • To further combat the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana and to comply with Governor John Bel Edwards Stay at Home Order issued March 22, 2020 (Executive Order JBE-2020-33), directing all Louisiana residents to shelter at home and limit movements outside of their homes beyond essential needs, the Urban League Clarence L. Barney Head Start Center will remain closed through April 13, 2020.
  • The Urban League Clarence L. Barney Head Start Center will re-evaluate COVID 19 health concerns at that time, and Head Start Center Staff will contact all parents via telephone with any additional updates regarding reopening of the center, and child readiness/learning at home activities.

Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

UPCOMING EVENTS:

POSTPONED EVENTS:

  • March 12 – Scale Up! Louisiana – Session 6: Preparing to Lead: How to Hire and Keep Good Employees
  • March 13 –  LED Small and Emerging Business Development Program Roundtable #7
  • March 17 – Scale Up! Louisiana – Session 7:  Pricing Strategy / Which Business Certification is Right for Me?
  • March 19 – Boots to Business: Reboot for Veteran Entrepreneurs
  • March 23 –  2020 Women In Business Challenge: Scale Up! (Part of NOEW)
  • March 24 – Scale Up! Louisiana – Web Class 4:  Finding the Right Professional Services for Your Business
  • March 25 – Contractor’s Mastery Series: Introduction to PlanSwift Estimating Software
  • March 31 – Scale Up! Louisiana – Session 8:  Becoming Bankable: Preparing to Access Capital
  • April 9 – Scale Up! Louisiana – Session 9: Scale Up! Plan of Action

PIVOT PLAN

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is diligently working to schedule virtual programming for existing and potential clients during the “Stay at Home” mandate ordered by the State of Louisiana and the City of New Orleans.

Please note that all remaining Scale Up! Louisiana Cohort 2 sessions have been transitioned to webinars and scheduled. Registration links have been sent to all participants.

Please stay tuned for updates and visit the link below to sign-up for upcoming webinars.

Center for Education and Youth Development

POSTPONED EVENTS:

  • March 17  – ULEAD Baton Rouge Class 7
  • March 20 – ULEAD End of Program Ceremony
  • March 19 – Baton Rouge PRIDE
  •  March 26 – Baton Rouge PRIDE
  • April 2 – Baton Rouge PRIDE
  • April 9 – Baton Rouge PRIDE
  • PROJECT READY – Both Landry Walker High School and Scotlandville Magnet High School are part of the state school closure through April 13.

Office of Workforce Development

POSTPONED EVENTS:

  • March 28 – Strive Core Grad postponed
  • Current Strive Core Cohort is postponed until further notice
  • April 3 –  Workforce Professional Development
  • Info sessions occurring every Wednesday at 1:00 are postponed until further notice.
  • All external recruiting has been suspended.
  • New clients will be added by appointment only.

PIVOT PLAN

The Urban League of Louisiana’s Office of Workforce Development is continuing to support unemployed and underemployed individuals in the wake of COVID-19.

ULLA will begin hosting
Virtual Job Fairs to connect job seekers and employers to current job openings in essential-industries. SPACE IS LIMITED!

You may also apply for our services via this link.

VOICE/Census 2020 Events

UPCOMING EVENTS:

POSTPONED EVENTS:

  • March 28  – Census Kickoff Canvassing Event in New Orleans
  • April 4 – Census Kickoff Canvassing Event in Baton Rouge
  • April 4 – FIYA in-person training.

PIVOT PLAN

The GREAT NEWS is that you can complete your 2020 Census digitally!  The Census offers the ability to complete your census online and even on your phone.  Visit my2020Census.org to complete your census TODAY!

If you have completed your Census, please share it with us on our Facebook page! We have created a frame that can be added to your profile picture.  Simply click on your photo and selected “Add Frame” then search for “ULLA 2020 Census” to use our frame.

Young Professionals/Guild Events

POSTPONED EVENTS:

  • March 19 – Young Professionals General Body Meeting
  • March 19 – Guild General Body Meeting