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United Way of Central Indiana Announces Finalists for ELEVATE Awards

United Way hosts second annual ELEVATE – an evening of fun and philanthropy to honor young professionals and raise funds to fight for more safe, affordable and equitable housing in our community INDIANAPOLIS – United Way’s ELEVATE...

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Hancock County Senior Services: Transportation for All

When you meet Pat Tansy, you instantly feel comfortable.   A retired pre-school teacher, it’s no surprise Pat exudes warmth, compassion, and naturally draws people, even strangers, in with her magnetic, radiant energy.   After...

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Employee Spotlight: Aligning Your Value and Worth with Alan

When you’ve managed to find a career path that works for you and your lifestyle, it’s an important turning point. This often acts as a catalyst for the future, and a renewed focus on professional...

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United Way and the Indy Chamber Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with VolunteerCentralIndiana.org

INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana and the Indy Chamber have merged their volunteerism efforts to launch VolunteerCentralIndiana.org, an innovative tool designed to connect individuals and families to volunteer opportunities, just in time for...

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United Way of Central Indiana, Colts Select Winner of the March to Miami Sweepstakes

INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana, in partnership with the Indianapolis Colts, today announced the winner of its March to Miami Sweepstakes at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center. Beverly Griner received two tickets...

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Indy Free Tax Prep is a network of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites that offer free tax preparation to individuals and families with a combined household income of $66,000 or less. Our IRS-certified volunteers provide basic...

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Change Tomorrow. Today.

Change Tomorrow. Today. It’s a phrase you’ll hear a lot from us over the next year. So what does it really mean? Right now, more than 237,000 Central Indiana households are living in or are...

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Meet the 2020 ELEVATE Judges

Meet Our 2020 ELEVATE Judges The ELEVATE Awards would not be possible without the commitment and thoughtful insight from our ELEVATE judges. This year we’ve asked a new panel to join us in reviewing the...

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Purdue Polytechnic High School Students put Social Innovation to the Test

The time is now to begin looking at new, inventive ways to make a difference in our community – and the vision for this reality begins with our youth.   Millennial and Gen Z populations...

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United Way of Central Indiana Awards $750,000 in Grants for Innovative Solutions to Solving Poverty

14 community-based organizations will receive funds ranging from $10,000-75,000 to support innovative programs, concepts and methods to help individuals and families reach their full potential   INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana today announced...

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United Way of Central Indiana Names Gina Davis Senior Director of Family Opportunity Fund

INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana today announced that Gina Davis will join the organization’s Impact team as Senior Director of the Family Opportunity Fund. Davis will lead the team responsible for the Family...

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Employee Spotlight: Bringing It with Brandon

Disney’s, The Lion King taught us some valuable life lessons at an early age. The film is where many of us first learned about the circle of life, our role on this planet, and what...

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5 Ideas to Spread Cheer this December

Nowadays, there are so many creative options for us to choose from to give back generously during the holiday season. There are turkey trots, trees of hope, “ugly Christmas sweater” fundraisers, Giving Tuesday events, toy...

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How Allied Solutions Supports Food Insecurity in Central Indiana Through its Partnership with United Way

At United Way of Central Indiana, solving our community’s most pressing issues is at the heart of our history. For over a century, we’ve committed ourselves to convening on the problems facing our six-county region...

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Feeling the Effect of the Basic Needs Fund

By: Nate Lichti, senior director, Basic Needs Fund. Right now. A veteran is no longer homeless and out of work. With some transportation and food assistance, he has now completed a six-week training course and...

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United Way of Central Indiana Awards an Additional $1 million in Basic Needs Fund Grants

22 community-based organizations will receive funds to address housing, food, health and transportation access for thousands of struggling households INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana today announced the final round of grant recipients of...

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A Way with Words: Reflections from an Early Childhood Project Manager

By Anne Gabbert, Early Childhood Project Manager at United Way of Central Indiana More than twenty-five years of experience working in the field of early childhood education did not adequately prepare me for stepping back...

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Face Everything and ReadUP – The Journey of School 56’s Nashia Abdul-Aleem

Adversity presents us with two ways to address fear of the unknown: forget everything and run or face everything and rise. This decision becomes even more imperative when our health is compromised, with moments that...

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GivingTuesday: Help Us Stock a ReadUP Library

Today, children in Central Indiana need the knowledge, skills and credentials to eventually secure jobs that will sustain families. And success in the future will take innovation – innovation that will be driven by youth...

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United Way’s Winter Assistance Fund

For thousands of people in our community, the extreme cold and snowy conditions are no laughing matter.   Long winter months mean drastic increases of heat and electricity bills for families and individuals who are...

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United Way of Central Indiana Names Vice President of Government Relations

INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana has chosen Anne Penny Valentine as its vice president of government relations. Valentine will be responsible for leading United Way’s public policy and government relations work at the...

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United Way of Central Indiana Names MeChelle Callen Chief Talent and Culture Officer

INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana has named MeChelle Callen to its executive leadership team as the organization’s chief talent and culture officer. Callen, who most recently served as vice president of organizational development...

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Building community by strengthening our families

Building community by strengthening our families. By Doran Moreland “You can do it. You can be somebody.” Those are the honest sentiments spoken from Elisa, captured in video this past summer when we learned of...

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United Way of Central Indiana Awards Family Opportunity Fund Grants

$2.5 million in total awarded to 11 community-based organizations to help improve education, financial stability, health and well-being of families in Central Indiana. INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana today announced the first round...

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United Way of Central Indiana to Host ELEVATE Under the Big Top

INDIANAPOLIS – Today, United Way of Central Indiana unveiled a vintage circus theme for the 2nd annual ELEVATE, an event designed to engage and recognize young professionals who care about our community’s social issues while...

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