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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Helping Families Step Out of Poverty in Morgan County

Alice is one step away from a crisis. The mother of two works full-time, yet she continues to face financial hardship because the cost of living exceeds her wage. Each month, she struggles to afford...

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The One Thing You Should Always Have in Your Wallet

Have you ever been in a situation when you knew someone needed help, but didn’t quite know how to help them? It could be a homeless man on the street, a woman fleeing domestic abuse...

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Brittany Finds Hope for the Future at Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center

When Brittany Tinoco moved to Indianapolis, she had high hopes for her new life in the city. But those hopes were doused quickly when she found herself stuck in a low-paying retail job while struggling...

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What is the Two Generation (2Gen) Approach?

At United Way of Central Indiana, our work alongside partner agencies addresses the root causes of poverty: lack of education, financial instability, poor mental or physical health and the inability to afford basic needs. While...

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Miss the Tax Filing Deadline? Here’s What to Do!

The IRS is expecting more than 155 million returns to be filed this tax season, but if you didn’t get yours in before the tax filing deadline of April 16, here’s what you should do:...

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Stress Less This Tax Season with MyFreeTaxes.com

It’s that time of year once again: tax season. Few moments in time bring forward as many questions, concerns and stressors as tax time. Where and how do I file? What tax credits do I...

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Leaders join Mayor Hogsett to Kick off Tax Season with Indy Free Tax Prep

Free tax assistance available to individuals and families earning less than $66,000; Last year, more than 7,500 tax returns prepared at no cost, resulting in more than $8 million in refunds   INDIANAPOLIS – Today,...

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A Chance for Career Success

  “Nobody wants to hire you once you’re involved with the criminal justice system,” says Jeremiah Davis. As he was beginning to lose faith, he found opportunity for career success at Goodwill of Central and...

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In Their Own Words: “Humbly acknowledging how little we really know about poverty”

Brad Ackermann and Kay Nickey are developing a ministry outreach program for their church, the King of Glory (KoG) Lutheran in Carmel, that will provide economic empowerment, healthcare, educational support and legal assistance to those...

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