Serving Families Block by Block: MLK Center and Great Families 2020

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” These words, spoken by Martin Luther King Jr., ring true...

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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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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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Lilly Volunteers Raise Their Hand for ReadUP

Birthdays are a time to celebrate. In honor of their 140th birthday on May 10, 2016, our friends at Eli Lilly & Co. celebrated their longstanding commitment to community with setting a lofty goal. Just...

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Four IPS Educators Given Hubbard Life-Changing Educator Awards

United Way of Central Indiana announced tonight the four individuals from Indianapolis Public Schools who were named as Hubbard Life-Changing Educators. Each winner received a $25,000 prize.

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10 Educators from IPS Named Finalists for Hubbard Life-Changing Educator Award

Ten Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) educators out of 584 nominees have been chosen as finalists for this year’s Hubbard Life-Changing Educator Award, presented by United Way of Central Indiana. Now in its fourth year, the award honors teachers and principals who have made a significant difference in the classroom and in the lives of students.

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A Landmark Day for United Way

The General Assembly voted to expand Indiana’s pre-k for low-income children with the passage of a pre-k expansion bill and approved a budget which includes an investment of $22 million per year in the next biennium budget.

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General Assembly votes to expand pre-k

We are pleased the General Assembly has voted to expand Indiana’s pre-k program with 112 bipartisan votes in favor, and we applaud lawmakers’ efforts to secure a sizeable funding increase so that many more children from low-income families will have the opportunity to access the strong start in school and in life that pre-k affords.

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