Veterans Day is especially significant to Woodrow Hairl. "It means to me that I did something for my country—for people that weren't even born. They have a better position now," he said. The 86-year-old WWII veteran served under General S. Patton from 1945-46, traveling throughout Europe as a member of the U.S. Army. Read more.
In September, Gloria got a new job and enrolled in college. A single mom, she and her son just moved into a new home, and she enrolled him in a new school. Those might sound like typical transitions. But just over a year ago, such new beginnings seemed out of the question for Gloria. Read more.
Growing up in a rough neighborhood, James Hill needed forward-looking guidance as he was coming of age. Hill’s mother registered him with Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis, a United Way agency, when he was just five years old. Now a 17-year-old high schooler at Arsenal Tech, Hill still stands by the organization, graciously acknowledging its positive impact on his life. Read more.
Child care centers and charter schools in Central Indiana's neediest areas are now eligible to apply for United Way of Central Indiana's (UWCI) Student Success Grants along with under-performing public elementary schools, announced United Way today. In its second year, the program will award up to $750,000 overall to improve student outcomes. Read more.
I hope ReadUP puts me out of business! I’m the Executive Director of Indy Reads, the only non-profit providing free tutoring to adults in Central Indiana who struggle with reading and writing. Many of us in the community are very familiar with the struggles our schools face. We often talk about graduation rates, but the point when a student drops out of schools is the mid-point of this story. Read more.
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