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Girl Scouts Creates the Next Generation of STEM Leaders

Playing with Legos can be life changing – the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana group Gamer Girlz can show you how first hand. The Gamer Girlz, who range in age from 9 to 14, use...

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Leading by Example: Chuck Cohen’s Story

Chuck Cohen’s relationship with United Way started with a newspaper. As he was skimming through the local paper in 1972, a United Way ad caught his eye. He was a recent transplant to Indianapolis and...

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The One Thing You Should Always Have in Your Wallet

Have you ever been in a situation when you knew someone needed help, but didn’t quite know how to help them? It could be a homeless man on the street, a woman fleeing domestic abuse...

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Three Partners, One Mission: The Near Eastside and Great Families 2020

Sometimes it takes a united front to achieve great things — which is exactly why United Way of Central Indiana has developed a partnership between The John H. Boner Centers, DayStar Childcare and Little Dove Day...

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Diana Roy’s Story:
The Flood of 2008

Written by Diana Roy As I near my 17th year work anniversary with United Way of Central Indiana, I reflect back on a day that completely changed my life; in a matter of 20 minutes!...

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Jumping in to Support Education: Spirit United Winner Hachette Book Group

When Hachette Book Group opened its Central Indiana office in Lebanon in 1996, they had only 10 employees. Yet they knew those 10 employees could make impact in their community — so they began a...

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What’s Your Why? Becky’s is Addressing the Greatest Needs in Our Community

In this series, What’s Your Why, United Way is calling on its supporters to share what volunteering means for them and why they feel passionately about a cause in our community. This month we feature...

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Strengthening Our Community: Spirit United Winner The National Bank of Indianapolis

“Greater Indianapolis is our home, and we believe in being able to contribute to our community,” says Morrie Maurer, President and CEO of The National Bank of Indianapolis. Yet the bank does much more than...

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Alpha Mu Omega Proves Girl Power Can Do Great Things for the Community

A 200-pound planter box sat in the shed of Lynhurst Baptist Church Preschool for weeks – Gail Wolfe, the preschool director, had no idea how she was going to move it. That planter box represented...

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The Future of Philanthropy is Here

A message from Brian Gallagher, President and CEO of United Way Worldwide, on the future of philanthropy and how United Way is make giving accessible, easier and more effective — changing the face of philanthropy as we...

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5 Reasons Young Professionals Should Join United Way LINC

United Way LINC (Lead. Impact. Network. Change.) is United Way’s newest membership group of young professionals looking to get hands on involved in our community. As our members say, “LINC isn’t like other networking groups;...

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How Gardening Has Changed Health and Wellness at Harrison Hill School

Welcome to Jump INside, a blog series featuring stories from Jump IN for Healthy Kids, a United Way of Central Indiana partner that focuses on reducing and preventing childhood obesity in Central Indiana.   This is part three...

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Creative Giving That Goes Above and Beyond: Spirit United Winner Hulman & Company

With a rich history in Central Indiana dating back to 1850, it’s just natural for Hulman & Company to give back to the community. “We have a culture of hospitality and providing service to others,”...

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United Way YP’s Get IndyVolved

Each year, IndyHub brings together over 100 nonprofit and civic organizations for their annual “IndyVolved.” The event aims to connect Central Indiana 20 and 30 somethings to ways they can get involved and shape our...

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Brittany Finds Hope for the Future at Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center

When Brittany Tinoco moved to Indianapolis, she had high hopes for her new life in the city. But those hopes were doused quickly when she found herself stuck in a low-paying retail job while struggling...

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The Magic of Giving Back: Spirit United Winner HomeBank SB

When the economy took a downturn, HomeBank SB decided it was time to take more of a leadership role in the community to try to address some of the economic stresses like poverty and homelessness....

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The Power of Advocacy

We all want something to change in our community. But how do we make change happen? We’re not talking small, incremental, one drop in the ocean type change — we’re talking substantial, move the needle,...

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United Way of Central Indiana Recaps Successful Centennial Year Celebration at Annual Meeting

Bryan Mills (Community Health Network) elected chair of the board of directors; Michael O’Connor (Eli Lilly and Company) and Deborah Daniels (Krieg DeVault) named 2018-2019 Community Engagement co-chairs; impact, individual and Spirit United winners unveiled...

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United Way of Central Indiana Recognizes Four Companies with the Prestigious Spirit United Award

Four companies were awarded with the top prize – the Spirit United Award – for exceptional volunteer and financial support of United Way of Central Indiana during United Way’s Annual Meeting at the Indiana Roof...

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What is the Two Generation (2Gen) Approach?

At United Way of Central Indiana, our work alongside partner agencies addresses the root causes of poverty: lack of education, financial instability, poor mental or physical health and the inability to afford basic needs. While...

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What’s Your Why? Kinsey’s is Teaching the Next Generation to be Community Leaders

In this series, What’s Your Why, United Way is calling on its supporters to share what volunteering means for them and why they feel passionately about a cause in our community. This month features Kinsey...

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How Gary Advocates for the Drexel Gardens Neighborhood

When rocks started flying through the windows of the Drexel Gardens Christian Church, Pastor Gary Lynch knew he had to take action — but he also knew he couldn’t do it alone.   By partnering...

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Sparking Conversation, Comprehension and Imagination with Literacy Kits

It was a day like any other at East Tenth United Methodist Children and Youth Center. Gray, a curly-haired, bright eyed four-year-old, was finished for the day and getting ready for his mom to pick...

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Setting Families Up For Success: Edna Martin Christian Center and Great Families 2020

Edna Martin Christian Center has a longstanding history of serving the Indianapolis community. Their mission is to bridge cultural, racial and economic differences in order to support and nurture people in the community by providing holistic...

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Violins, Cooking, Hiking & More: Family Engagement Night at Harrison Hill School

Welcome to Jump INside, a blog series featuring stories from Jump IN for Healthy Kids, a United Way of Central Indiana partner that focuses on reducing and preventing childhood obesity in Central Indiana.   This is part two...

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