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Hand Raisers and Game Changers: 100 Heroes Week 6

Many of our 100 Heroes stories this week focus on diversity and inclusion within Central Indiana. From helping students in underserved areas access STEM education to reducing barriers for those with disabilities, these nine Heroes...

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Red Carpet Gala: Your Ticket to an Extraordinary Night

Red Carpet Gala is just around the corner – do you have your tickets for this unique experience? It’s not just a classic gala night; this Beauty and the Beast themed Oscar viewing party is...

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Hand Raisers and Game Changers: 100 Heroes Week 5

Welcome to another week of stories from our 100 Heroes! This week is all about stories of hope and how reaching out a hand to help others can make incredible change for decades to come....

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Hand Raisers and Game Changers: 100 Heroes Week 4

This week, we introduce you to seven more hand raisers and game changers who are using their passions and talents to make Central Indiana a great place to call home. From a doctor whose mission...

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How You Can Advocate for Indy’s Most Vulnerable Families

When it comes to inclusive economic growth, our region is facing a difficult battle: The Indy Chamber and the Brookings Institution found that Indianapolis’ socioeconomic mobility ranked 47th out of 50 cities studied. This means...

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Hand Raisers and Game Changers: 100 Heroes Week 3

Are you wanting to get more involved in the community but not sure how? Get inspired and find some great ideas from the most recent stories of United Way of Central Indiana’s 100 Heroes! From...

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United Way and Indy Sports Organizations Announce “High $5 Challenge”

Indianapolis Indians, Pacers Sports & Entertainment, Indy Eleven, Indy Fuel, IndyCar and IMS join the Colts to increase support for United Way of Central Indiana during its centennial year   INDIANAPOLIS — Stephanie Borlik, a...

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Leaders join Mayor Hogsett to Kick off Tax Season with Indy Free Tax Prep

Free tax assistance available to individuals and families earning less than $66,000; Last year, more than 7,500 tax returns prepared at no cost, resulting in more than $8 million in refunds   INDIANAPOLIS – Today,...

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United Way of Central Indiana’s 2018 Public Policy Agenda

  In 2018, we’re celebrating United Way of Central Indiana’s 100th anniversary with great enthusiasm, fanfare and ambition.   For 100 years, United Way of Central Indiana has been searching for our community’s most complex...

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Carmel Teacher Donates to United Way and Wins Trip to the Super Bowl

Indianapolis Colts offer prize package to increase donations during United Way’s centennial year A teacher for 24 years, Stephanie Borlik understands how important it is for children to receive a high-quality education. That’s just...

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Hand Raisers and Game Changers: 100 Heroes Week 2

Welcome to week two of 100 Heroes! From community activists implementing projects to help solve hunger and poverty to passionate advocates for those with disabilities, we bring you seven new stories of community Heroes. Start your week...

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Serving Families Block by Block: MLK Center and Great Families 2020

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” These words, spoken by Martin Luther King Jr., ring true...

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Jump INside: Keys to Launching a Workplace Wellness Program

Welcome to the first edition of Jump INside, 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. On...

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Hand Raisers and Game Changers: 100 Heroes Week One

After months of waiting, the time is now here: The stories of United Way’s 100 Heroes have begun rolling out! Every Monday on United Way’s blog, we will share highlights from the stories of these...

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Women United: Leading the Charge, Inspiring the Change

What a year it has been for Women United! This group of strong women are working hard to improve the lives of children in our community in a variety of ways. Here’s a quick snapshot of...

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Celebrating National Mentoring Month: 5 Mentoring Programs That Change Lives

January is the month of creating resolutions, making changes and setting goals for the new year. If you’re still working out your goals or resolutions, here’s one to consider: becoming a mentor. January is not...

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United Way of Central Indiana unveils 100 Heroes

As part of its centennial celebration, United Way asked the community to nominate any person who raised a hand to help others and made a positive impact in the community   INDIANAPOLIS – One hundred...

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Impacts of Early Childhood Education on Medium- and Long-Term Educational Outcomes (McCoy et al. 2016)

A recent analysis[1] published in the Education Researcher concludes that participation in high-quality early childhood education (ECE) programs have profound impacts on the educational outcomes of students. Using more than 50 years of data, authors...

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United Way Selects 30 High School Students for 2018 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 6, thirty Central Indiana high school...

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10 Great New Year’s Resolutions

As December winds down and 2017 comes to a close, it’s time to look on the horizon and what lies ahead in 2018. A new year brings forth fresh hope, exciting possibilities, renewed energy and,...

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How the Barbara B. Jordan YMCA Saved Vivian from Surgery

When Vivian tore a ligament in her heel, it seemed like surgery was her only hope for rehabilitation. Before she said yes to surgery, she had one question: Would therapy work? She found her answer at the Barbara...

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How a Few Pies Add Up Big for Pies by Anthony

Anthony loves pie, but he loves giving back to the community just as much. This sixth grader at St. Lawrence Catholic School has his own pie making business called Pies By Anthony and is giving...

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18 Ways to Volunteer in 2018

Are you in the process of mapping out your goals for 2018? If one of them is to become more active in your community through volunteering, we have 18 great options to consider in 2018....

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Tangram Music Club Makes the Holiday Season Merry and Bright

When Diane Schmidt walked into the Tangram office to inquire about volunteering, the team there had no idea the amazing journey that was about to begin. Lindsey Hill, Marketing Manager at Tangram, saw a background...

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United Christmas Service must raise $124,000 to help all families in need this holiday season

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – United Christmas Service has provided holiday assistance to Central Indiana families in need since 1952. The program, which is possible solely through donor support, has nine days left to raise money for...

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