Indy Summer Learning Labs to Accelerate Learning for Marion County Students

Families now invited to register for free, fun, and high-quality summer learning opportunities at 35 sites across Indianapolis   INDIANAPOLIS – After one of the most challenging school years for students, parents and educators alike,...

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In the Spirit of Kindness: Indiana Teacher Makes Philanthropy Fun

Multiplication tables, coloring maps and spelling bees – a typical day for some educators, but not for second grade teacher, Pascual Cubero Soto.      His students start every day by dancing, singing or another fun activity to forget about the stress happening outside. “Of course we focus on the...

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Preparing Children for Kindergarten: The Impacts of Early Childhood Education

Prior to entering kindergarten, high-quality early childhood education is the critical time in a child’s life where they are learning so much more than the ABCs.   Preschool can improve a child’s social skills, creativity,...

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Starting At Zero: Meet Director Willa Kammerer

In a lead up to United Way’s screening and panel discussion of Starting at Zero March 18, we reached out to first-time director, Willa Kammerer to hear about her experience behind the camera and why...

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Reflections on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Who We Are at the Core

By Ann Murtlow, United Way of Central Indiana President and CEO This year marks the 10th anniversary of the dedication of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s memorial in Washington D.C. If you haven’t seen it...

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Remembering Christel DeHaan

We are all deeply saddened by the passing of Christel DeHaan. Christel was one of the world’s most notable business, academic and philanthropic leaders. Locally, she was our neighbor on the northwest side who built...

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Indiana College Students Sharing Knowledge Through Free Online Tutoring Service

As the cancellation of classes continues and schools are temporarily shut down due to the spread of COVID-19, students in Central Indiana are experiencing a disruption in their education unlike anything they’ve ever seen before....

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Black History Month STEM Spotlight: Eli Lilly’s Terry Morris

The contributions of Central Indiana’s black community have provided us with products and solutions founded on diversity of thought, experience, and above all, a passion to see communities everywhere thrive and flourish. These ideas and...

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Purdue Polytechnic High School Students put Social Innovation to the Test

The time is now to begin looking at new, inventive ways to make a difference in our community – and the vision for this reality begins with our youth.   Millennial and Gen Z populations...

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A Way with Words: Reflections from an Early Childhood Project Manager

By Anne Gabbert, Early Childhood Project Manager at United Way of Central Indiana More than twenty-five years of experience working in the field of early childhood education did not adequately prepare me for stepping back...

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