UWCI News and Stories
About two years ago, Clair was diagnosed with dementia. Even then she fought to hold on to her independence and stayed in her apartment as long as she could. But when it became increasingly difficult to manage her own affairs, especially financial matters, she reluctantly agreed to move in with her daughter.
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.
Mayor Greg Ballard commented on the State’s selection of Indianapolis as one of five communities to pilot Indiana’s new Early Learning Grant Program.
“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.