Friday Success Story: Restaurant offers opportunity, gains valued employee

Alex has a learning disability and mobility issues. He also has an outgoing personality, a great smile and he wants to work. After high school, that desire led Alex to Sycamore Services, a United Way supported organization that works to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.

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Friday Success Story: A second chance

Erikka quickly realized how much her mistakes cost her when no one wanted to hire her after her release from jail. Erikka’s persistence and determination led her to a program focused on improving the long term employment prospects of adults with criminal histories.

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Your gifts, Boubacar’s journey

Imagine being a child with mental challenges and learning you must adjust to living in a new continent, learning a new language, and then moving into adulthood with responsibility for earning a living.

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Global Youth Service Day brings together Central Indiana youth

Central Indiana celebrated Global Youth Service Days on April 12 and 13 with 692 youth volunteers from Central Indiana participating in volunteer service projects.

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Friday Success Story: Rebuilding a life after incarceration

A high school graduate with some college experience, a bad decision earned Rob a conviction on burglary and drug dealing charges when he was nineteen.

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Friday Success Story: Empowering people with disabilities to live independently

Ensuring people have the tools and support needed to achieve financial stability and independence is a priority in United Way’s mission to help people learn more, earn more and lead safe and healthy lives.

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Friday Success Story: Computer skills aid older adult’s job search

Heritage Place of Indianapolis offers older adults legal, insurance and financial information along with a wide assortment of educational programming, including its popular computer classes.

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Friday Success Story: Employment dreams come true

From infancy to age 3, Noble of Indiana’s First Steps Early Intervention program provided occupational, developmental and speech therapies that were vital to helping Chris reach critical milestones in his early development.

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Your gifts, Gloria’s story: from poverty stat to income stable

In September, Gloria got a new job and enrolled in college. A single mom, she and her son just moved into a new home, and she enrolled him in a new school. Those might sound like typical transitions. But just over a year ago, such new beginnings seemed out of the question for Gloria.

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United Way Offers Four Workshops in Fall Series

The fall calendar for United Way of Central Indiana’s (UWCI) Nonprofit Training Center includes sessions on grantwriting for beginners, diversifying your board, multichannel fundraising and more, announced United Way.

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