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United Way Extends Deadline for IPS Life-Changing Educator Awards

January 24, 2017  |  Education  |  News Release

United Way of Central Indiana has extended the submission deadline for the Hubbard Life-Changing Educator Awards to Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Any teacher or principal from the Indianapolis Public School (IPS) system is eligible to win. Three teachers and one principal will be awarded $25,000 each, and up to six finalists will be awarded $1,000 each at a special ceremony in the spring.

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Growing Families

January 20, 2017  |  Basic Needs  |  Friday Success Story

After years of trying to have children on their own, Jason and Michelle began considering adoption. Meanwhile, Meredith, a student, had just found out she was pregnant. See how United Way, Catholic Charities Indianapolis and you made their story possible.

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Free tax assistance available beginning February 2 for eligible Central Indiana residents

January 19, 2017  |  News Release

Each year, thousands of Central Indiana residents pay hundreds of dollars to file their taxes, without knowing they may be eligible for free filing. Indy Free Tax Prep, a network of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites, works to help ease the financial burden of the tax preparation process and ensure individuals and families with a household income of $64,000 or less receive their full tax refund.

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SAVI Magazine: Building Economic Prosperity with Truly Affordable Housing

January 17, 2017  |  Income  |  Guest Blog Post

SAVI’s latest report is out. How do you think Indy’s housing market fares when compared to other metropolitan areas? 

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United Way to collaborate with MLK Community Center on MLK Day

January 10, 2017  |  News Release

United Way of Central Indiana will team up with the MLK Community Center on January 16, for a day of service, providing support to students and families of IPS School 43 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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United Way Selects 29 High School Students for Youth Leadership United

January 09, 2017  |  News Release  |  Boone, Hamilton, Hendricks, Marion

The 2017 United Way Youth Leadership United Class has been selected! Youth Leadership United (YLU) is a leadership program that prepares high school students to understand the nonprofit system and how to serve on nonprofit boards and committees.

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Finding His Support System

January 06, 2017  |  Basic Needs  |  Friday Success Story

After coming out as a transgender male, Van Heart, like many people challenging traditional gender boundaries, struggled to find the kind of support he needed in his school and at home. As he grew lonelier, he knew he needed to find an outlet. Then, he found Indiana Youth Group

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KAR Auction Services assemble 2-1-1 kits for Central Indiana homeless

January 06, 2017  |  Basic Needs  |  News Release

KAR Auction employees assemble and delivered 450 2-1-1 kits to Salvation Army Indiana Division headquaters as part of United Way engagement campaign.

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Great Families 2020 grant deadline January 9

January 05, 2017  |  Income  |  News Release

United Way of Central Indiana announced today that the deadline for non-profit agencies and organizations to apply for Great Families 2020 – the five-year initiative to improve family stability – is 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 9.

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United Way receives $10 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to replenish Capital Projects Fund serving partner agencies

January 05, 2017  |  News Release  |  Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Marion, Morgan

United Way of Central Indiana will continue to provide capital projects support to local nonprofit agencies thanks to a $10 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. The Capital Projects Fund supports the construction and renovation needs of human service organizations in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion and Morgan counties.

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Pre-K Statehouse Advocacy Day

Join other pre-k champions from across the state for the 2017 Pre-K Statehou...

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Tocqueville Society First Wednesday Luncheon

The exclusive First Wednesday Luncheons feature perspectives from community ...

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