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.
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.
PBS39 | PrimeTime39: Early education boosts Indiana’s chance for success
Pre-K Update. Guests - Get Nichols, David Nicole, Amanda Davis and Catherine Hill. This area's only in-depth, live, weekly news, analysis and cultural update forum, PrimeTime 39 airs Fridays at 7:30pm.
Journal Gazette: United Way to refocus its work money
United Way of Allen County excels at studying data, identifying problems and crafting solutions, according to the nonprofit's president and CEO.