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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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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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United Way News

July 01, 2014  |  Matt Cooper

Each month, we'll post updates about United Way and our agencies. There's (nearly) always something going on!

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Friday Success Story: Restaurant offers opportunity, gains valued employee

June 27, 2014  |  Income  |  Hendricks  |  Friday Success Story

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.

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Nonprofit Training Center to offer seven workshops in fall series

June 24, 2014  |  News Release

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.

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Friday Success Story: Breaking free of domestic violence

June 20, 2014  |  Basic Needs  |  Marion  |  Friday Success Story

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.

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Women United: Breakfast with Ann Murtlow

Now that she's crossed the year mark, we've invited Ann Murtlow back...

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Volunteer Leader Training

Volunteer Leaders are volunteers who want to learn to create high-impact, we...

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