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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Cummins employees make a difference through ReadUP tutoring program

One of the great things about working at Cummins is how easy the Company makes it to give back to your community. I was reminded of that again with the start of the ReadUP tutoring program this month in the Greater Indianapolis area.

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United Way receives grant to support ReadUP tutoring expansion

United Way of Central Indiana received a $3,000  grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support its literacy programs. The funds will purchase books and instructional materials for United Way's new ReadUP Corps tutoring program.

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United Way and partners to be featured on American Graduate Day television broadcast

13-hour nationwide education program on Saturday, September 28, will highlight Indianapolis family's quality early learning experience at local day care.

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United Way News, September 2013

Each month, we'll post updates about United Way and our agencies. There's (nearly) always something going on!

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