United Way of Central Indiana prides itself in educating the community about important issues. From leadership and board development, to poverty simulations and training seminars for local nonprofits, United Way strives to strengthen our community impact work through educational opportunities.
Leadership United is a comprehensive community leadership and board development program of United Way of Central Indiana offered each year from September through May. During the nine-month term, participants commit to approximately 10 business days of training, or roughly one day per month. That translates to an impressive 75 hours of leadership and board development training.
The Nonprofit Training Center helps nonprofit organizations in Central Indiana learn how to govern and manage themselves effectively. We want ALL our community residents' needs to be met, so we make our NTC services available to ANY nonprofit organization in Central Indiana.
The NTC provides practical, affordable training and technical assistance through:
Immersive Learning Experiences are powerful, experiential opportunities designed to deepen our understanding of complex issues that exist in our local community. By participating in an immersive learning experience, community members walk in the shoes of a neighbor, a fellow citizen struggling for self-sufficiency and a better life. Our programs focus on education about the issue at a local level, facing the issue through a virtual experience and then debriefing as a group to share our perspectives with others.
Poverty Simulations: Learn how to engage in reducing poverty in your local community and increase your understanding of the dynamics of poverty. Experience, on a small scale, the struggle for self-sufficiency many people in Central Indiana face.
In One Moment
Brief, simple experience to simulate budgeting with limited resources; quickly develops a more complete understanding of the issues surrounding poverty.
Time: 30 minutes
Number of participants: Unlimited
Real Life. Real Choices.
Deeper dive into real-life Central Indiana family scenarios and how you can help; budgeting activity with tough choices to be made.
Time: 45-60 minutes
Number of participants: Unlimited
Gaining Perspective Through Immersion
Become part of a low-income family struggling to make ends meet in a simulated community; highly immersive and impactful.
Time: 2.5 - 3 hours
Number of participants: 55-88 participants
Questions about Immersive Learning Programs? To find out more, contact Margie Worrell at email@example.com or 317-921-1203.
Youth Leadership United is meant to expand opportunities for young people to participate as community planners and decision makers within youth-serving and other nonprofit organizations and help United Way's youth-serving agencies and other nonprofits achieve age diversity on their boards and committees.
There is no cost to apply. If accepted to the program, a $100 fee will be charged per participant. A recommendation letter is required in order to submit your application (Who should you ask for a recommendation letter and how should you ask them? Here are some tips!). If you are in need of financial assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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The SAVI community assessment & planning tool is designed to help you learn more about your community’s population, social and economic issues, and resources. Use this tool to create a customized data report about the community of your choice.Learn more
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