United Way of Central Indiana publishes Great Families 2020 results

Summaries of the four-year initiative show that the Two Generation Approach is an innovative model to address family instability   United Way to present Great Families 2020 full reports at its virtual 2Gen Summit April...

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Edna Martin Brings Financial Stability and Sense of Community to Those Who Need it Most

Working two jobs, going to school, wanting to start a business, all while raising two children sounds like an uphill battle. But for someone with the determination and work ethic like Brianna Bible, it was a battle she was ready to...

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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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2Gen: The Great Families 2020 Difference

“Poverty can’t be solved as a single-issue, by a single entity, or with temporary fixes. It is complex, stubborn, and now affecting members of our community across generations,” says Ann Murtlow, president and CEO of...

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Three Partners, One Mission: The Near Eastside and Great Families 2020

Sometimes it takes a united front to achieve great things — which is exactly why United Way of Central Indiana has developed a partnership between The John H. Boner Centers, DayStar Childcare and Little Dove Day...

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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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Setting Families Up For Success: Edna Martin Christian Center and Great Families 2020

Edna Martin Christian Center has a longstanding history of serving the Indianapolis community. Their mission is to bridge cultural, racial and economic differences in order to support and nurture people in the community by providing holistic...

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Strengthening the Far Eastside: Community Alliance of the Far Eastside (CAFE) and Great Families 2020

Community Alliance of the Far Eastside (CAFE) has advocated for the Far Eastside neighborhood of Indianapolis since the 1980’s. Their mission is to continually improve the Far Eastside and the lives of those who live...

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How You Can Advocate for Indy’s Most Vulnerable Families

When it comes to inclusive economic growth, our region is facing a difficult battle: The Indy Chamber and the Brookings Institution found that Indianapolis’ socioeconomic mobility ranked 47th out of 50 cities studied. This means...

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Serving Families Block by Block: MLK Center and Great Families 2020

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” These words, spoken by Martin Luther King Jr., ring true...

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