Upcoming Events

Feb 28

On My Way Pre-K Pilot

5 - 6:30 p.m.  |  Women United

Enjoy a happy hour as Connie Sherman shares insights and updates on the On My Way to Pre-K city initiative that has been in place since April 2015.

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The exclusive First Wednesday Luncheons feature perspectives from community leaders and CEOs in Central Indiana.

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Activism has been instrumental in political and social movements. What lessons can we learn from past acts and how can we use what we've learned to solve the many challenges existing today? Dr. Allan Boesak explains.

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To promote the opportunities for our youngest learners to interact with text, teachers need to be intentional about the environments they create. 

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As leaders, it’s worth putting in the time to prepare a sound budget. In this interactive session, you will learn the purpose and components of a budget and how to create your organization’s budget.

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Set our leaders of tomorrow up for success! Meet us at Katz, Sapper and Miller and join a big assembly line to package literacy kits for Central Indiana's children.

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Mar 25

Defining Yourself as a Teacher

9 a.m. - noon  |  Training Seminar  |  Boone

Define who you are as a teacher. What do you believe? How do you view your profession and your place in it? What do you want to be? Working first individually and through group activities, we will create a vision of our goals for ourselves as a teacher.

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Nobody wants to think about a natural disaster hitting the city they love. But in the event one did, we know Hoosiers would come together and fight for our neighbors in need. And just how would that happen? With dedicated volunteers, like you.

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If you are a board president or moving into a leadership position on a nonprofit board, this workshop can provide tools and techniques for understanding group dynamics, handling conflict and conducting effective meetings. This is a workshop for board members ONLY.

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Preparing well-written grant proposals is an essential element in the fundraising effort and sustainability of every nonprofit. This workshop will give a greater understanding of what is involved in grant proposal writing and more funding for your nonprofit.

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Apr 13

Diversity Beyond Race

5:30 - 7 p.m.  |  Social Gathering

Let's discuss what diversity is and what it is not. We often default to race when explaining diversity but it has a much bigger span of control in all of our lives. At this event we will create a dialog around the challenges and wins of embracing diversity.

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Beginning with interactive role-playing, participants will experience being informally labeled, as many families are, by cultural, behavioral and physical distinctions. We will look at how a positive mindset fosters better understanding.

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Join us for a beer, and chat with philanthropic, like-minded young professionals in Central Indiana.

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Reading aloud helps children gain the knowledge and skills neccessary for learning how to read. We know this not just from research but also from paying attention to the profound impact reading aloud can have on children’s language development, including vocabulary, spelling and grammar; their imaginations and views of world; and their capacity for problem-solving.

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May 01

Salary Negotiation Workshop

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.  |  Training Seminar  |  Emerging Leaders

For a young professional, negotiating a salary or asking for a raise can be a daunting task. Join us for this event to learn tips on how to negotiate with ease.

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We operate with the core belief that children do not need to “get ready” to be readers and writers; instead, we believe they already are readers and writers—albeit on their own terms—as they live and learn inside literate communities (Glover & Ray, 2008). In challenging widely held beliefs about “readiness” we wish to capitalize on what children do know rather than focus on what they don’t know.

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May 18

Kinky Boots

Join the Diversity Leadership Circle for a very special night out on Broadway with Kinky Boots! Through this special offer, you have early access to seats for the show and with every seat purchased, broadway in Indianapolis will donate a significant portion of sales back to United Way of Central Indiana. Plus, after the show, we'll stay for an exclusive post show chat with select members of the cast!

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This workshop creates a safe place to learn about nonprofit financials. Budgets, balance sheets, cash flow statements, restricted vs. unrestricted funds and accrual vs. cash accounting will be explained in lay terms. Our presenters have spent extensive time providing controllership services for nonprofits.

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United Way needs volunteers for its ReadUP tutoring program. Can you spare one hour a week to help 3rd graders catch up to their classmates?

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