United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI)





Grantee Information

Federal Awards: $7 million over three years (2016-2019)

Focus Area: Youth Development and Economic Opportunity  

Geographic Focus: Four urban neighborhoods in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana

For almost 100 years, United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) has worked to improve the quality of life for the 1.6 million residents of Indianapolis and its surrounding communities. As a community leader and grantmaker, UWCI identifies community needs, develops strategies and builds collaboration between funders and providers to deliver outcome-based services.

The SIF grant will focus on strengthening families in targeted communities in Indianapolis by following Aspen Institute's two-generation model.  Great Places 2020 will addresses key factors that impact family stability—finances, employment, education, health and social capital--through a two-generation program model that serves the whole family unit.

UWCI and its' subrecipients will work together to provide integrated neighborhood based Family Economic Success (FES) and Early Childhood Education (ECE) services to at least 1,000 families. Parents will participate in the FES intervention to improve financial stability  through education and training, employment and asset building services based on the Center for Working Families model, and children will participate in an ECE program to improve their school readiness.

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