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Equine-assisted therapy promotes development for child with special needs

April 24, 2015  |  Health  |  Hamilton  |  Friday Success Story

Watching a child progress from scooting to crawling, then standing and finally taking those first big steps is one of the great joys of parenthood. For Leo’s parents, it seemed like these celebrations might never come.

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OneAmerica Foundation commits $250,000 to early education

April 20, 2015  |  Education  |  Marion  |  News Release

The OneAmerica Foundation, Inc. announced a $250,000 commitment to the Indy Preschool Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships to children from low-income families to attend quality preschools.

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Connected to help when furnaces breaks down

April 17, 2015  |  Basic Needs  |  Marion  |  Friday Success Story

Last winter, Joyce's furnace broke down leaving her without heat because she didn’t have the money to be able to have it repaired. Unsure of where to turn, she called 2-1-1.

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Capacity building grants awarded allowing more pre-k scholarships

April 16, 2015  |  Education  |  News Release

Governor Mike Pence today announced that capacity-building grants totaling more than $435,000 have been awarded to 40 early learning providers around the state.

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Making sure your child is ready for kindergarten

April 15, 2015  |  Beth Stroh

Dropping your kids off at school for the first time can be nerve-wracking for any parent. You’ll wonder, “Are they ready? Are they prepared academically for this new chapter? Are they prepared emotionally and socially?”

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Gender-variant teen finds acceptance

April 10, 2015  |  Health  |  Marion  |  Friday Success Story

The stresses of school, physical and emotional changes, wanting to fit in, peer pressure, worry about making decisions for the future – adolescence isn’t easy for anyone.

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Roche is doing things differently

April 10, 2015  |  Education  |  Marion  |  Megan Hagedorn

Roche Diagnostics has strategically chosen to partner with Brook Park Elementary School’s ReadUP program.

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Upcoming Day of Caring includes unique volunteer opportunities

April 08, 2015  |  Admin

Volunteers from throughout Central Indiana will be taking a pause from the work day to improve our community by giving their time and talents at local nonprofits.

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Counseling helps teen change behavior and stay in school

April 03, 2015  |  Health  |  Marion  |  Friday Success Story

Sam had been exposed to drugs and aggressive behaviors for much of his upbringing. Though his fmaily moved, that experience had already been a bad influence on him.

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Students get fitted for new shoes during IPS Spring Break

April 03, 2015  |  Basic Needs  |  Admin

During "IPS Spring Break" families were fortunate to participate with Samaritan's Feet in getting new shoes and socks for their spring break.

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United Way's Monte Carlo Night

United Way's Monte Carlo night will transform the Duke Energy Event Cent...

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Harley-Davidson motorcycle ride

This charity ride starts and stops at IndyWest Harley-Davidson and is open t...

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