United Way of Central Indiana Awards $750,000 in Grants for Innovative Solutions to Solving Poverty

14 community-based organizations will receive funds ranging from $10,000-75,000 to support innovative programs, concepts and methods to help individuals and families reach their full potential   INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana today announced...

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5 Ideas to Spread Cheer this December

Nowadays, there are so many creative options for us to choose from to give back generously during the holiday season. There are turkey trots, trees of hope, “ugly Christmas sweater” fundraisers, Giving Tuesday events, toy...

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How Allied Solutions Supports Food Insecurity in Central Indiana Through its Partnership with United Way

At United Way of Central Indiana, solving our community’s most pressing issues is at the heart of our history. For over a century, we’ve committed ourselves to convening on the problems facing our six-county region...

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Feeling the Effect of the Basic Needs Fund

By: Nate Lichti, senior director, Basic Needs Fund. Right now. A veteran is no longer homeless and out of work. With some transportation and food assistance, he has now completed a six-week training course and...

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United Way of Central Indiana Awards an Additional $1 million in Basic Needs Fund Grants

22 community-based organizations will receive funds to address housing, food, health and transportation access for thousands of struggling households INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana today announced the final round of grant recipients of...

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A Way with Words: Reflections from an Early Childhood Project Manager

By Anne Gabbert, Early Childhood Project Manager at United Way of Central Indiana More than twenty-five years of experience working in the field of early childhood education did not adequately prepare me for stepping back...

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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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Building community by strengthening our families

Building community by strengthening our families. By Doran Moreland “You can do it. You can be somebody.” Those are the honest sentiments spoken from Elisa, captured in video this past summer when we learned of...

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United Way of Central Indiana’s 2018 – 2019 Annual Report

In the last year, we’ve achieved significant milestones that have provided our volunteers with a purpose, our advocates a voice, and our donors an opportunity to see how their gifts are making a notable impact...

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