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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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To Be Heard, You Must Show Up

  September 25 is National Voter Registration Day; a day to remind Americans the importance of our civic responsibility to register to vote, show up at the polls on Election Day and have our voices...

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DeJhari Finds Her Voice Through Youth Leadership United

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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Colts Honor Suarez with NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award, Presented by Nationwide

Indianapolis – The Indianapolis Colts have selected Dr. Juan “Kiko” Suarez, chief community impact officer with the United Way of Central Indiana, as the recipient of the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award, presented by Nationwide....

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What Does 2,223 Hours of Volunteering Look Like?

What did you do the week of September 10-14? For hundreds of employees at OneAmerica, it was quite the week to remember. September 10th marked the kickoff of their fifth annual Week of Caring, which...

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ReadUP Ambassadors Change the Game for Third Graders

Each fall our dedicated staff, volunteers and coordinators prepare for another school year and welcome a new set of students fighting to improve their reading skills. In its 12th year, United Way of Central Indiana’s ReadUP program...

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September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

When she was just 13, Sophia began struggling with depression. She had little energy and appetite and trouble sleeping. She tried therapy and medication, and was hospitalized to treat her depression and the impulse to...

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5 Great Benefits of Youth Leadership United

If you’re a high school student who wants to be a game changer for your community, Youth Leadership United is for you!   Youth Leadership United is a leadership program focused on giving young community...

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Study Reveals 38% of Hoosier Working Families Struggle to Afford the Basics

INDIANAPOLIS – In 2016, 979,538 Hoosier households were unable to afford the basics of housing, food, health care, child care and transportation despite working hard according to the 2018 Indiana ALICE® Report (Asset Limited, Income Constrained,...

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Yesenia’s Journey to Independence: Part 2

When Yesenia’s life took an incredibly unexpected turn, she felt like her life had lost purpose. Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center (MRNC) helped her discover it again. By accessing a wide array of programs at MRNC,...

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