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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.   Kinsey Larson is...

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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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Have a Do-Good Time at IndyVolved

As we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. day this year, I felt Dr. King’s spirit more fervently than I had in years’ past. Maybe it was because of our current social and political climate, or...

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Mentoring Creates a Lifelong Bond for Anthony and Michael

When Michael signed up to be a Big for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, he didn’t put too much thought about the extent of what was about to unfold. To Michael, it was...

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Ignite Your Journey: A Women’s Speaker Series

Did you know searches for the phrase “thoughts on women empowerment” grew by more than 500% this past year? It’s time to tap into this conversation and share stories of change from women who are...

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5 Ways to Find Funding for Leadership Development

Leadership development is an integral part of improving your skills, talents and strengths to become the best leader you can be. There are plenty of great leadership development opportunities in Central Indiana, such as United...

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Women Leaders: Nonprofit Boards Need You!

An organization’s success or failure hinges on the competency of its leadership. Some of the most common struggles a nonprofit board faces, like lack of board engagement, complacency and mismanagement, all come down to “people...

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What’s Your Why? Hannah’s is Connecting Young Professionals to Create Opportunities for Others

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.   “Whether in a...

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What Happens When You Ask the Community to Help Their Neighbors? 5,640 Hands Unite!

As part of United Way of Central Indiana’s 100th anniversary, we challenged Central Indiana residents to give one hour of their time on April 19 to participate in Hour of Impact. The gist was simple:...

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Stamp Out Hunger in Central Indiana on May 12!

How many of your neighbors do you think are struggling with hunger?   The truth is, 1 in 6 people in Central Indiana face food insecurity. The faces of these individuals are all too familiar...

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How Increasing Board Diversity Helps Win the Fight for Donors, Dollars and Volunteers

Nonprofits are fighting more for donors, dollars, volunteers and even board members than ever before. Competition in these areas has heated up as nonprofits are reevaluating their business models to meet the needs of an...

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What’s a Community School? The Harrison Hill School Story

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...

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Restock the Classroom Spreads School Supplies and Smiles to Thousands of Teachers

More than 3,000 teachers were surprised by deliveries of totes full of school supplies during United Way of Central Indiana’s Restock the Classroom event. Teachers throughout Central Indiana received bags filled with the most needed...

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Hand Raisers and Game Changers: 100 Heroes Week 15

The time has come — it’s the final week of sharing the stories of United Way’s 100 Heroes. Over the past four months, we have shared the stories of 100 hand raisers and game changers...

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The Greatest Spectacle in Hand Raising: A Future United Recap

Nearly 3,000 people united together to celebrate United Way of Central Indiana’s 100th anniversary on Friday, April 20, 2018. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway was alive with the cheers and claps of United Way supporters, agencies,...

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