More than Money: MLK Center Paves the Way for Financially Stable Families

At just 31 years old, Jasmine has conquered more hardship than most people her age – all while being the sole caretaker for her 1-year-old son.   She was let go from a job she...

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Face Everything and ReadUP – The Journey of School 56’s Nashia Abdul-Aleem

Adversity presents us with two ways to address fear of the unknown: forget everything and run or face everything and rise. This decision becomes even more imperative when our health is compromised, with moments that...

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GivingTuesday: Help Us Stock a ReadUP Library

Today, children in Central Indiana need the knowledge, skills and credentials to eventually secure jobs that will sustain families. And success in the future will take innovation – innovation that will be driven by youth...

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Free Tax Assistance Available Beginning Today for Eligible Central Indiana Residents

Last year, more than 8,500 tax returns were prepared for individuals and families at no cost, resulting in more than $10 million in refunds   Each year, thousands of Central Indiana residents pay hundreds of...

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Filing Your Taxes 101: A Student’s Guide

Coming down from holiday hoopla can be overwhelming, especially if you’re a college student. You return to campus after a long break, prepare for a new semester of classes, and it’s only a matter of...

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What’s Your Why? Brent’s is Fighting for the Financial Stability of Families

For 10 years, Brent Frymier had dedicated himself to fighting for the financial stability of those in need. In just the last decade alone, he’s helped ensure thousands of individuals in Central Indiana are on...

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24% of Indy Metro Struggling with Income Declines

Article provided by SAVI, one of the country’s first and largest online community information systems. SAVI began in 1994 as a program of The Polis Center at IUPUI in a partnership with United Way of Central Indiana. ...

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Yesenia’s Journey to Independence: Part 2

When Yesenia’s life took an incredibly unexpected turn, she felt like her life had lost purpose. Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center (MRNC) helped her discover it again. By accessing a wide array of programs at MRNC,...

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Yesenia’s Journey to Independence: Part 1

Yesenia loves her family above all else. The mother of two spent nearly a decade happily married, focusing on raising her children and taking care of her home. But, as many of us know, life...

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The Breaking Barriers Grant Helps Brenda Achieve a Lifelong Goal

The phrase “you can’t do that” has fueled Brenda Leake for more than 50 years. To Brenda, the doubters are just another reason to work harder towards her goals. “I’ve been sick all my life...

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