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Indiana Forward Applauds Senate Leadership for Hearing Comprehensive Bias Crimes Legislation

  Please see below for a statement from the Indiana Forward campaign in response to Senate Bill 12 being sent to the Public Policy Committee for a hearing this Monday, February 18.   The Indiana...

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Kits for Kids: OneAmerica Associates Turn Auditorium into an Assembly Line

  The annual OneAmerica® sales meeting brings their Employee Benefits division’s national field staff together to Indianapolis to share best practices and strategies as it grows its disability insurance and group life insurance business.  ...

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United Way Selects 27 High School Students for 2019 Youth Leadership United

Students from Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion and Morgan County will participate in United Way Program to grow nonprofit knowledge and leadership skills INDIANAPOLIS – On Saturday, January 26, twenty-seven civic-minded Central Indiana high...

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United Way of Central Indiana Announces Finalists for ELEVATE Awards

Join United Way for an evening of philanthropy and community with this “Havana Nights”-themed event on March 2, 2019 to honor young professionals while raising funds to address hunger   United Way’s ELEVATE Awards recognizes...

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Free Tax Assistance Available Beginning Today for Eligible Central Indiana Residents

Last year, more than 8,500 tax returns were prepared for individuals and families at no cost, resulting in more than $10 million in refunds   Each year, thousands of Central Indiana residents pay hundreds of...

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Meet Maddy Clayton: Events intern at UWCI

  Even though I started my internship at United Way on the same day the semester began, my first day was an experience I will never forget. After my orientation, I was brought to my...

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Teaching Life Lessons at an Early Age: Meet United Way donor and author Wei-Li Shao

Giving back to the community through United Way can take many forms. Donations of time, talent and treasure all serve to support children in pursuit of a quality education; struggling families in pursuit of a...

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DIY Day of Service Ideas for MLK Day

  We can think of no better way to honor Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy than spending the day helping others. Each year on MLK Day, United Way organizes a Day of Service. This year,...

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Advocates for a Bias Crimes Law Kick-Off Campaign to Move “Indiana Forward” in 2019

Leaders from Indiana’s business, nonprofit, advocacy, education and faith communities today formally kicked off the Indiana Forward campaign, a united and bipartisan effort to pass a clear and comprehensive bias crimes law in the 2019...

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Two Stores Converted: Healthy Corner Stores on the Far Eastside

Jump IN’s work on food access has come a long way. In December 2017, Jump IN received a $50,000 grant from the Glick Fund to pilot the Food Trust’s approach to healthy corner stores, training community...

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Filing Your Taxes 101: A Student’s Guide

Coming down from holiday hoopla can be overwhelming, especially if you’re a college student. You return to campus after a long break, prepare for a new semester of classes, and it’s only a matter of...

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United Way of Central Indiana Promotes Sara VanSlambrook to Chief Impact Officer

INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana announced today the promotion of Sara VanSlambrook to the position of Chief Impact Officer effective January 2, 2019. As a member of the executive team, VanSlambrook will assume...

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Passing Hate Crimes Legislation: Nothing to Lose and Everything to Gain

For all of the gains our city and state have made in the effort to create communities that celebrate diversity and difference, there is still much more work to do to ensure that all Hoosiers...

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Employers, Advocates, Business Leaders and More Announce a United Effort to Pass a Hate Crimes Law

A broad and bipartisan group of employers, business leaders, nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities, faith leaders and more today announced their membership in Indiana Forward, a coalition that will advocate for a clear and inclusive...

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Giving Back *and* Paying it Forward

This year, Mary Beth and Dick Oakes from Business Furniture had an idea for a United Way campaign within their company. What if they could further inspire their 95-member team with an incentive? With the...

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Gene B. Glick Company and United Way Form Strategic Partnership to Focus on Long-term Community Impact

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Today, the Gene B. Glick Company and United Way of Central Indiana strengthened their longstanding relationship by formalizing a strategic plan designed to drive positive, measurable change in the community. A proud...

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In Tribute to Matthew Tully, columnist for the Indianapolis Star 1969-2018

Central Indiana lost a talented, hard-working and loyal community advocate on October 29, 2018. Matthew Tully’s passing prompted condolences and accolades from many public officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd...

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Colts, United Way & Indiana Wesleyan to Unveil Colts Fitness Room at Eagle Creek Salvation Army

Indianapolis – On Monday, the Indianapolis Colts, United Way of Central Indiana and Indiana Wesleyan University will unveil a new Colts-themed fitness room at the Eagle Creek Salvation Army, which will provide local youth a...

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United Way of Central Indiana Names Goodpaster New VP of Public Policy, Promotes VanSlambrook to VP of Community Impact

INDIANAPOLIS, October 22, 2018 – United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) today announced that Mindi Goodpaster has been named the organization’s Vice President of Public Policy, while Sara VanSlambrook has been promoted to Vice President...

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What’s Your Why? Brent’s is Fighting for the Financial Stability of Families

For 10 years, Brent Frymier had dedicated himself to fighting for the financial stability of those in need. In just the last decade alone, he’s helped ensure thousands of individuals in Central Indiana are on...

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Youth Leadership United Connects Mackenzie to Her Passion

Youth Leadership United has prepared more than 20 classes of young leaders to take on leadership roles in our community. As the program begins taking applications for its 24th class, we thought it was time...

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A Year of Work Accomplished in Just One Day

As Elaine Dillahunt walked around Hawthorne Community Center, she couldn’t believe her eyes. “I felt like we had won Extreme Makeover,” said Elaine, Hawthorne Community Center’s Executive Director. What would have taken her staff more...

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United Way of Central Indiana Announces Leadership United Class of 2019

29 Indy-area leaders selected for competitive leadership program   Last week, Leadership United kicked off programming and welcomed the class of 2019 participants. Leadership United is United Way’s community leadership and board development program, which...

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Reducing Childhood Obesity with the 5-2-1-0 Concept

As designated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), September is National Childhood Obesity Month. Nationally, roughly one in five children suffers from obesity. In Central Indiana, that number is even worse.   Jump IN for Healthy...

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24% of Indy Metro Struggling with Income Declines

Article provided by SAVI, one of the country’s first and largest online community information systems. SAVI began in 1994 as a program of The Polis Center at IUPUI in a partnership with United Way of Central Indiana. ...

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