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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All IN 4 PreK Campaign Grows More Than 150 Member Organizations

As the Indiana General Assembly continues to debate expanding pre-k, today the “All IN 4 Pre-K” campaign announced it has earned the support of 150 Hoosier businesses, associations, community organizations and elected officials across the state.

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A world of whimsy and social good

Glamorous philanthropists came from far and wide to travel down the rabbit hole into a world of whimsy at the 2017 United Way Red Carpet Gala at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. Check out photos and video from the event below.

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Fighting for the Underdog: Arsenal Tech Principal Julie Bakehorn

As Julie Bakehorn, IPS Arsenal Tech principal, sat at last year’s United Way Hubbard Life-Changing Educator Awards reception, her 11-year-old grandson held her hand. Both excited and nervous, they watched as outstanding IPS educators, including Julie, were awarded and videos of their inspiring stories played on the big screen.

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Important answers to key pre-K questions

United Way president and CEO, Ann Murtlow, answers important questions about pre-K.

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United Way Extends Deadline for IPS Life-Changing Educator Awards

United Way of Central Indiana has extended the submission deadline for the Hubbard Life-Changing Educator Awards to Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Any teacher or principal from the Indianapolis Public School (IPS) system is eligible to win. Three teachers and one principal will be awarded $25,000 each, and up to six finalists will be awarded $1,000 each at a special ceremony in the spring.

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