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Journal Gazette: Pre-K sends students on their way

Hundreds of families are taking advantage of Fort Wayne Community Schools' pre-K program, which this academic year expanded to include full-day classes at some schools. It also began accepting On My Way Pre-K grants at all elementary schools with Title I pre-K.

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Journal Gazette: Family aid plan needs an update

It's important to remember that many families in this region and this state struggle to get by. Individuals and private charities do wonderful things – but there's a vital role for public policy in eradicating the problems of poverty here and around Indiana.

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Kokomo Tribune: Opening opportunities: On My Way Pre-K starts slow, gaining momentum

When Skeilar Havermale turned 4, her mother, Danielle Rust, began looking at preschool. It wasn’t so much about finding someone to watch Skeilar. Rust has a younger daughter who is just 17 months old, and Rust watches them both during the day and works at night, when her husband takes care of the two young girls.

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WFFT: Free Tax Preparation Begins Saturday

The program is a partnership between the United Way and Volunteer Center. People who earned $54,000.00 or less in 2017 are eligible for the program.

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WPTA 21: Free Tax Help from United Way for Those Who Qualify

Free tax prep help from United Way for those who qualify. See full video clip.

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Journal Gazette: Debtors’ Cycle

If a family falls a little behind, and needs a little cash, a so-called “payday lender” may be more than happy to help out. In Indiana, a down-on-his-or-her-luck applicant can get a two-week loan for up to $605.

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