Child Care Profile: East Tenth United Methodist Children and Youth Center

United Way of Central Indiana is committed to improving child care providers in Central Indiana. Several child care providers have reached the highest levels of Indiana’s Paths to QUALITY system with the guidance of United Way of Central Indiana.

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Local couple announces $25,000 prizes to recognize life-changing teachers

Indianapolis residents and longtime education champions Al and Kathy Hubbard have announced a new program to reward Indianapolis Public Schools teachers who make a tremendous difference in turning around the lives of students.

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First Lebanon Child Care Ministry Advances on Quality Rating System

The first child care ministry in Lebanon to embark on the state's voluntary Paths to QUALITY rating system with help from United Way of Central Indiana has met 130 health and safety standards and is on its way to meet higher levels of quality.

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Longtime Boys and Girls Club Member Finds Path to Manhood

Growing up in a rough neighborhood, James Hill needed forward-looking guidance as he was coming of age. Hill’s mother registered him with Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis when he was just five years old. Now 17, Hill still stands by the organization, graciously acknowledging its positive impact on his life.

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Mayor Ballard recruits volunteers for Indy Free Tax Prep program

Mayor Greg Ballard issued a call for volunteers for the Indy Free Tax Prep program Thursday at the City Market.

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United Way expands Student Success Grant

Child care centers and charter schools in Central Indiana's neediest areas are now eligible to apply for United Way of Central Indiana's Student Success Grants along with under-performing public elementary schools, announced United Way today. In its second year, the program will award up to $750,000 overall to improve student outcomes.

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I hope ReadUP puts me out of business!

The story begins with children who struggle to read at grade level when they are in elementary school. These are the kids who are most likely to fall behind when they get to high school, and then drop out.

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New Library & United Way Project Focuses on Building Home Libraries

Children up to age 6 can obtain and cherish their own free books as part of the Early Readers Club initiative announced by The Indianapolis Public Library and United Way of Central Indiana. The project will help families build a home library as part of a larger goal of preparing young children for school success.

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IndyStar Feature: How safe are Indiana day cares?

Indiana spends about $2.5 million inspecting and licensing more than 4,000 day cares that serve more than 150,000 children every year. Yet an Indianapolis Star investigation found that the system fails to hold many day cares accountable.

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2013 Experience ReadUP Day

Thanks to local media personalities, business and civic leaders who joined us this morning to Experience ReadUP at Indianapolis Public School 44.

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