United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI)

  • Education
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Resident Involvement
  • Economic Mobility

Website
http://www.uwci.org/

Primary Contact
Demetrius Glover
Vice President of Strategic Information
Contact via email

Mission statement

The United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) is a not-for-profit that exists to help residents in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion and Morgan Counties learn more, earn more and lead safe and healthy lives. United Way works to bring together businesses, community organizations, volunteers, government, private foundations and nonprofit agencies around a shared vision — improving lives; maximizing the impact of everyone involved.

Actions

United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) is working on the following actions:

Resident Involvement

Strategy

Work to ensure that residents, non-profits and government agencies understand where there are opportunities for citizens to engage and where there are gaps.

Action

Maintain and grow a volunteerism clearinghouse and tracking mechanism

Start Date:

August 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

50%

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Status on February 1, 2017
Implemented platform to allow people to post and find volunteer opportunities. Now working to grow and expand the number of opportunities and volunteers.
Resident Involvement

Strategy

Work to ensure that residents, non-profits and government agencies understand where there are opportunities for citizens to engage and where there are gaps.

Action

Working with mission aligned partners, schools and community development organizations, identify gaps in volunteer needs

Start Date:

July 1, 2017

Completion Date:

July 31, 2018

Progress

0%

Corporate Citizenship

Strategy

Work to ensure that residents, non-profits and government agencies understand where there are opportunities for citizens to engage and where there are gaps.

Action

Highlight local champions, initiatives and community programs that address specific interests, needs and concerns

Start Date:

August 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

0%

Corporate Citizenship

Strategy

Work to ensure that residents, non-profits and government agencies understand where there are opportunities for citizens to engage and where there are gaps.

Action

Create a menu for businesses of all sizes, that presents volunteer and community engagement opportunities around social and community issues, such as education, tutoring, mentoring, food insecurity, skills development and literacy

Start Date:

January 1, 2017

Completion Date:

June 30, 2017

Progress

0%

Corporate Citizenship

Strategy

Work to ensure that residents, non-profits and government agencies understand where there are opportunities for citizens to engage and where there are gaps.

Action

Leverage 5 meaningful projects and initiatives each year that address core social issues in identified communities at risk

Start Date:

August 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

25%

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Status on February 1, 2017
Five events have been planned since Aug 1, 2016.
Resident Involvement

Strategy

Develop a strong, compelling communication plan and message for the various communities, stakeholders and residents of Marion County.

Action

Aggregate data from community agencies, institutions and consulting firms to support the purpose and benefits of community engagement and volunteerism (part 1 of 5)

Start Date:

July 1, 2017

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

0%

Resident Involvement

Strategy

Develop a strong, compelling communication plan and message for the various communities, stakeholders and residents of Marion County.

Action

Disseminate local and national findings on how community engagement and responsibility grows communities, neighborhoods, businesses and people (part 2 of 5)

Start Date:

July 1, 2018

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

0%

Corporate Citizenship

Strategy

Develop a strong, compelling communication plan and message for the various communities, stakeholders and residents of Marion County.

Action

Collaborate with other Plan 2020 partners to develop a compelling message and strong communication plan (part 3 of 5)

Start Date:

July 1, 2018

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

0%

Corporate Citizenship

Strategy

Develop a strong, compelling communication plan and message for the various communities, stakeholders and residents of Marion County.

Action

Help identify themes, project and initiatives that support and promote Plan 2020, specifically Serve Indy (part 4 of 5)

Start Date:

July 1, 2018

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

0%

Corporate Citizenship

Strategy

Develop a strong, compelling communication plan and message for the various communities, stakeholders and residents of Marion County.

Action

Help identify and engage media partners (part 5 of 5)

Start Date:

July 1, 2018

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

0%

Education

Strategy

Ensure that local child care centers and institutions of early childhood education are of high quality.

Action

Create and maintain a network of partner organizations / referral agencies for partnership potential for children from birth to 5 years of age

Start Date:

January 1, 2011

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

37%

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Status on February 1, 2017
Education

Strategy

Ensure that local child care centers and institutions of early childhood education are of high quality.

Action

Assess the need, supply and demand for high quality child care in Marion County

Start Date:

January 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

100%

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Status on February 1, 2017
Completed every year
Education

Strategy

Ensure that local child care centers and institutions of early childhood education are of high quality.

Action

Manage, house and publish yearly reports on progress toward child care goals, and include an evaluation and re-assessment of current capacities and opportunities for growth the following year

Start Date:

January 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

100%

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Status on February 1, 2017
Updated 5 times a year
Education

Strategy

Ensure that local child care centers and institutions of early childhood education are of high quality.

Action

Develop and implement a framework for parental engagement in early childhood education

Start Date:

July 1, 2017

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

5%

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Status on February 1, 2017
Completed as part of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grant
Education

Strategy

Ensure that local child care centers and institutions of early childhood education are of high quality.

Action

Create a campaign to increase utilization of available resources for early childhood development and K-12 education

Start Date:

January 1, 2012

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

50%

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Status on February 1, 2017
Campaign for early childhood development has been in place since 2012, but campaign for K-12 education has not yet been started.
Education

Strategy

Help more students graduate on-time.

Action

Assist in getting at least 90% of high school students to graduate on time

Start Date:

January 1, 2014

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

88%

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Status on February 1, 2017
Current graduation rate is 88%
Education

Strategy

Ensure that more K-12 students are able to read at their grade level.

Action

Assist in getting at least 90% of 3rd grade students reading at their grade level

Start Date:

January 1, 2010

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

74%

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Status on February 1, 2017
Economic Mobility

Strategy

Grow supportive services for adult workers seeking to overcome barriers to gaining employment at wages that will get them out of poverty.

Action

Expand the number of Centers for Working Families to 13 in Marion County, and increase the number of families served by each center

Start Date:

July 1, 2015

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

77%

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Status on February 1, 2017
Currently there are 10 centers.

Affiliate Projects

United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) is working on the following projects:

Economic Mobility

Great Families 2020

http://www.uwci.org/great-families-2020

Using a federal grant from the Social Innovation Fund, a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Great Families 2020 initiative targets neighborhoods on Indianapolis’ near West Side, Northwest/Midtown, near Eastside and Far Eastside to establish neighborhood support networks that provide integrated services in post-secondary education and workforce development, early childhood education, financial support, and health and well-being to families living in poverty. Modeled after what is known as the Two Generation approach, Great Families 2020 is a framework developed by Ascend at the Aspen Institute, a nationally recognized hub for innovative ideas and collaborations that move children and their parents toward educational success and economic security. By establishing a neighborhood network of comprehensive, integrated services that serve the whole family, more children are prepared to enter kindergarten ready to learn, more parents acquire the skills needed for a career, and more families become financially stable.