A Chance to Overcome

If you would have met Kayla as a 6th grader, you’d likely agree she was a highly difficult kid. She was angry all the time, constantly defying teachers and nearly impossible to keep on-task with school work. But what you may not have know is what she was dealing with at home

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Business and Civic Leaders Join Forces with Educators and Government Officials to Promote Expansion of High-Quality Pre-K in 2017 Legislative Session

Key leaders in business, philanthropy, education and government announced today the Indianapolis business community has successfully reached its goal of raising $10 million for the city’s pre-k program.

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Sarah and John Lechleiter to Donate $5 Million to United Way

Ann Murtlow, President and CEO of United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI), and Brian Gallagher, President and CEO of United Way Worldwide (UWW), announced today a $5 million gift from longtime United Way supporters, Sarah and John Lechleiter. Matched by the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, the total gift of $10 million will be directed toward United Way’s impact work.

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Building Life Skills. Building Confidence.

The Cub Scouts from Pack 16 are like every other scout; they love to be with their friends, explore and learn new things. But they might not be what you expect when you envision the typical Boy Scout.

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United Way receives $90,000 grant from Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

United Way of Central Indiana was recently awarded a $90,000 grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. This grant will be used to pilot an enhanced version of the ReadUP Readers program in 10 preschool classrooms.

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Leading the Way to a Successful Future

“Xavier” grew up in a broken home. His childhood was hard and it left him a very reserved, insecure and irresponsible 12-year-old. His mother noticed the path her son was going down, and she knew she needed to do something for him.

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350 Kits and Counting!

An energetic group of volunteers met at the offices of Katz, Sapper and Miller to assemble Literacy Kits for On My Way Pre-K programs. This was accomplished in about an hour from 8 – 9 am thanks to the efficiency of our great women volunteers!

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Turning it Around

When “Deron” first met “Skyler” on their first day of United Way’s summer ReadUP program, he knew he had a challenge in front of him. After weeks of Deron’s effort and proven, effective ReadUP programming, Skyler began to make real progress.

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Six IPS Educators Named Hubbard Life-Changing Teachers

United Way of Central Indiana and Hubbard Family Foundation present $25,000 each to four teachers and two principals!

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14 IPS Educators Named Finalists for Hubbard Life-Changing Teacher Award

United Way of Central Indiana and Hubbard Family Foundation to present $25,000 each to six winners – four teachers and two principals – on May 18!

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