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Finding his Independence

December 02, 2016  |  Education  |  Friday Success Story

“Trent” arrived at St. Mary’s Child Center a sweet little boy, but tremendously shy. But his real struggle was at lunchtime; he wouldn't eat. Fortunately, a well-trained staff and a caring bus driver were there to help. Read Trent's story.

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United Way Invites Nominations for IPS Life-Changing Educator Awards

November 28, 2016  |  Education  |  News Release

What’s it like to be singled out as a “life-changing teacher” and handed a prize check for $25,000? Daphne Draa, a teacher from the IPS Center for Inquiry School 2, can tell you in one word – exhilarating.

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Ready for Their Futures

November 25, 2016  |  Friday Success Story

Chelsea, Eric and Devonta are three very different high school students with varying backgrounds and experiences. But one thing they have in common is a brighter future because of Project Ready.

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Honoring Yvonne Perkins

November 16, 2016  |  Ann D. Murtlow

At United Way of Central Indiana, Yvonne Perkins was our unrelenting volunteer advocate in our fight to help struggling families achieve self-sufficiency.

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A Bright Spot in a Bleak Election Cycle

November 06, 2016  |  Ann D. Murtlow

United Way of Central Indiana has been a proud supporter of the Transit Drives Indy Coalition. Why? Because the Marion County Transit Plan would more than triple the number of households in poverty with access to transit—which means access to jobs, critical health care, education and more.

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Shaping a Healthy, Happy Life

November 04, 2016  |  Health  |  Friday Success Story

After losing her husband too soon to congestive heart failure, “Susan” wasn’t ready to face the same fate herself. If she wanted a happy, healthy life, she knew the time to act was now. So, she joined the Barbara B. Jordan YMCA.

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United Way of Central Indiana names Vice President of Public Policy

October 28, 2016  |  News Release

United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) has named Christina Hage as its new Vice President of Public Policy.  She will provide leadership for UWCI’s public policy and governmental affairs work at the federal, state and local levels.

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Conquering Fears

October 28, 2016  |  Education  |  Friday Success Story  |  Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion, Morgan

When Abby began volunteering as a United Way ReadUP tutor, she was partnered with Aries. “My first day I was very, very nervous and unsure of what to expect,” Abby admitted. But Aries’ lively and funny personality quickly put her to ease. Abby couldn’t wait to get to started.

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Jimmie McMillian Rides for United Way

October 24, 2016  |  News Release

Jimmie McMillian, Senior Corporate Counsel for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, rode his Harley-Davidson for 35 hours and 2,255 miles from IMS to the Verizon IndyCar Series finale in Sonoma, California, to kick off a United Way 2017 fundraising campaign supported by IMS.

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Help in the Most Critical Time of Need

October 21, 2016  |  Basic Needs  |  Friday Success Story

“Annette” shared a second story apartment with her daughter and granddaughter. While their family didn’t have much, they did have a lot of love for each other. Then one night in early January, Annette woke to an apartment on fire. As the flames rose, her apartment quickly began filling with heat and smoke – she knew she had to act fast.

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