Helped put 18,000 low income individuals in 265 communities in
Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas on the path to economic
self-sufficiency by helping them file for and receive $35 million
in Earned Income Tax Credits through Entergy’s Super Tax Day events. The
program generated an estimated economic impact of $87 million for those
Partnered with the Louisiana Nature
Conservancy to restore and reforest Mollicy Bayou. As part of the
project, 130 acres were replanted with 85,000 bottomland hardwood trees,
helping to stabilize soils and improve habitat for Louisiana black bears and
Helped New Schools for Baton Rouge
create 2,250 new, high quality slots for at risk students attending Baton
Rouge public schools.
Helped Covenant House’s Rights of
Passage Program provide secure, stable housing, counseling, and
life skills training to 50 youth and children in crisis.
Provided funding and volunteer support for student robotics programs
in Louisiana, Mississippi, Michigan, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, and
Announced a $1 million pledge for College of
Engineering at Louisiana State University to provide a pipeline of
qualified science and technology graduates to enable the state to capitalize
on the current industrial renaissance and ensure economic prosperity into
the future. Entergy’s pledge enabled LSU to leverage an additional $1
million in state funding.
Helped provide food, shelter and
social services for 17,000 individuals and families in need in
Partnered with Mississippi Building Blocks
to provide teaching training, support and materials for early childhood
learning centers serving low income children in 36 Mississippi counties.
Provided funding to enable the Arkansas Nature Conservancy
purchase and plant bottomland hardwood trees in the Cache River Refuge in
Helped Communities in Schools New Orleans
provide wrap-around comprehensive supportive services for 750 low income,
at-risk students. Seventy-eight percent achieved their academic goals
and remain in school and on track.
Schools Blended Learning Project, which increased math scores of
at-risk students by an average of 20 percent, and exceeding statewide
Helped the Texas Nature Conservancy
reforest Sandyland Sanctuary with 10,000 longleaf pine trees and
complete a biodiversity assessment of species native to the preserve.
Teamed up with the Mississippi Nature Conservancy to
provide financial incentives to enroll private landowners in the
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program to help protect critical habitat in
the Mississippi Delta.