Tanorria’s Philosophy: Nourishing your Body with Food and your Soul with Justice

  Food is more than just a means of survival. Meals bring people together – to celebrate milestones, nurture relationships, and create memories.     We all likely have that one favorite family recipe or food that “mom used to make.” We think of that dish –...

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The Importance of “The Green Book: Guide to Freedom”

By Taylor Rhodes, Education Initiatives Manager at United Way of Central Indiana   Black History Month is a time to celebrate Black leaders, voices, experiences and excellence. But reflecting is not enough. We must continue...

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To Be Heard, You Must Show Up: Register to Vote

  September 22 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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Securing Housing For Our Central Indiana Neighbors

At age 21, Joan found herself trapped an abusive relationship – with two young children witnessing it all. She was relieved when her abusive boyfriend moved out but wasn’t yet prepared to meet the looming...

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Why Do We Advocate?

By Anne Valentine The answer, for me, is simple. At United Way, we know we make a big impact in our community thanks to the generosity of our thousands of donors and volunteers. We make...

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Census 2020 | Count Me INdy

In a few months, the 2020 Census will be underway. This nationwide count provides vital data to help determine how to distribute $675 billion in federal funding.   With an accurate count, there will be...

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No list? No effective hate crimes law.

A Statement from Ann D. Murtlow, president and CEO of United Way of Central Indiana.   United Way of Central Indiana is deeply disappointed that members of the Indiana Senate amended Senate Bill 12 yesterday...

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United Way of Central Indiana’s 2019 Public Policy Agenda

  Poverty is a plague in Central Indiana. Right now, more than 230,000 families are living in poverty or are struggling every month to pay for safe housing, quality child care, reliable transportation and necessary...

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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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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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