A father finds hope in re-entry advocacy

After being convicted of a non-violent crime, Carl was sentenced to 13 years in prison, leaving behind his daughters and life as he knew it.

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Veteran just wants to support his family

As a father of two, Jason was willing to do anything to care for his family. Since leaving the military, he had been unable to find a stable job that would pay the family's bills. He took a chance and it paid off.

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Inspiring neighborhood engagement

CoraLyn says, “when it comes to community development, it is easier (in some ways) to put in a new pocket park or construct a building because you have visible and tangible markers of progress.  People development is not so simple.

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United Way youth delegation tapped to help identify, address, global education challenges

Seven Central Indiana youth volunteers have been invited to Washington D.C. on Monday (Oct. 5) to help identify and address global education challenges.

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Individuals with disabilities bring value to the workplace. Meet Mark.

Every morning, Mark clocks in and heads upstairs to ensure that the conveyor belts loaded with gray totes are moving along smoothly.

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Graduate of culinary job training program continues to succeed

Visitors to The Alexander hotel are always greeted with smiles from the staff. One of those smiles belongs to a graduate of the Culinary Job Training program at United Way supported Second Helpings.

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Employment offers fulfillment and independence for individuals with disabilities

Earning an income not only leads to greater independence for individuals with disabilities, but also improves the economy by lowering the unemployment rate, creating more taxpayers, and reducing the need for government assistance.

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Blindness doesn’t stop Don from working to support his family

Don has retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative disease that has left him totally blind. He had no idea how hard getting a job was going to be.

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Because getting by is not the same as getting ahead

In this LIVE UNITED testimony, Angela Carr Klitzsch tells the story behind the subtle, but significant shift in JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s giving.

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Center for Working Families helps mom ‘Earn It, Keep It, Grow It’

“Janelle” originally came to CAFÉ in August 2014 seeking rent assistance. She found so much more.

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