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Day of Caring: Lessons I've Learned

July 28, 2014  |  Guest Blog Post

Kim Borges of Regions Bank provides best practices that her company has adopted in the past seven years of Day of Caring service.

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HoosierCorps volunteers improve community

July 28, 2014  |  Matt Cooper

HoosierCorps volunteers serve 20 hours each month as a part of receiving mortgage assistance through the Hardest Hit Fund. So far, 664 families have kept their homes by participating in the program.

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Friday Success Story: Adult day services keep mom at home

July 25, 2014  |  Health  |  Marion  |  Friday Success Story

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.

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A look back at the 2014 Diversity Volunteer Awards

July 22, 2014  |  Admin

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.

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Indy Chosen to Pilot Early Learning Scholarship Program for Low Income Children

July 22, 2014  |  Education  |  Marion  |  News Release

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.

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Friday Success Story: A Place to be a Kid

July 17, 2014  |  Education  |  Hamilton  |  Friday Success Story

“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.

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Friday Success Story: Starting a Life

July 11, 2014  |  Income  |  Marion  |  Friday Success Story

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.

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United Way to honor 11 volunteers at Diversity Awards

July 10, 2014  |  News Release

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.

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Experience life-changing growth; Become a tutor with ReadUP Corps

July 09, 2014  |  Marion  |  Admin

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.

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WTHR’s Young-Hee Yedinak LIVES UNITED

July 03, 2014  |  Guest Blog Post

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.

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Emerging Leaders Professional Advancement Series

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