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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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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Teachers + Supplies = An Improved Classroom

Imagine that you just got hired for a new job. You’re filled with excitement as you begin your first day, ready to start your new journey! You walk in, and as you’re just starting to...

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United Way Employee Anne Gabbert Wins Indiana AEYC Hoosier Early Childhood Leader Award

Anne Gabbert has spent most of her life advocating for, educating on and improving early childhood education. “I have worked in the field of early childhood for more than 30 years, it’s my Occu-Passion,” she...

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Apply now for On My Way Pre-K

Starting today, eligible families in the 20 On My Way Pre-K counties can apply for a 2018-2019 pre-K grant by visiting www.OnMyWayPreK.org.   To be eligible: Families must earn less than 127 percent of the...

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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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Children Head Back to School Ready for Success Thanks to Backpack UNITED

If you went to school without a pencil, notebooks or calculator, would you be able to succeed? Probably not. For many children throughout Central Indiana, this is something they face every year when they head...

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United Way Announces Grants to Create More than 160 High-Quality Pre-K Seats for Children from Low-Income Families in Central Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) today announced it has awarded capacity-building grants totaling $269,511 to 12 early learning providers in Central Indiana. The grants will enable high-quality programs in seven areas with...

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United Way of Central Indiana Awards More Than $2.7 Million to Four Agencies in Final Round of Great Families 2020

INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana today awarded $2,775,000 in grants to four local organizations as part of Great Families 2020, the initiative designed to transform the lives of Indianapolis’ most vulnerable families in...

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United Way of Central Indiana to host Boone County Backpack United Festival

Boone County community leaders and corporate partners to provide 800 backpacks filled with school supplies to local school children in need LEBANON, IN (July 27, 2017) – United Way of Central Indiana – Area Northwest...

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