UWCI News and Stories
Lou Gossett Jr., award-winning actor, social activist and humanitarian, headlined the 31st celebration of United Way of Central Indiana’s Diversity Volunteer Awards on Saturday morning.
“Terrell” can be cooperative or stubborn, shy or outgoing, happy or angry, confident or insecure. At United Way supported Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville he is free to be all of these things.
At 13, “John” started experimenting with alcohol. He drank frequently throughout high school but managed to keep up his grades. In college, however, his drinking got out of control and he dropped out after one semester.
Eleven outstanding volunteers will be recognized by United Way of Central Indiana in conjunction with Indiana Black Expo at the 31st annual Diversity Volunteer Awards on Saturday, July 19.
As preparations are made for the 2014-15 school year, United Way of Central Indiana is looking to hire 20 AmeriCorps Literacy Tutors. Literacy Tutors not only change the world of children who are struggling in school, they experience professional and personal growth as they serve the community.
In 2011, WTHR’s Community affairs senior producer Young-Hee Yedinak was honored at the 28th Diversity Volunteer Awards event for outstanding service. Now, she’s using her award-winning experiences to co-chair the Diversity Awards.
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.
The fall calendar for United Way of Central Indiana’s Nonprofit Training Center includes sessions on grantwriting for beginners, conflict management with staff and volunteers, nonprofit financials in lay terms and more.
Escaping domestic violence can be incredibly difficult and Mary faced more barriers than most. As an elderly woman, she had chronic health issues and mobility difficulties that made it seemingly impossible to leave.