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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.