FAMILY OPPORTUNITY FUND, CENTER FOR WORKING FAMILIES FRAMEWORK

Organization name: United Way of Central Indiana

Program Type

Financial aid & financial literacy programs
Leadership skills & college/career prep programs

Ages Served:

0-4 Years
5-11 Years
12-18 Years
19-25 Years

Overview

Brief Program Summary: Family Opportunity work supports integrated programs that improve the education, financial stability and overall health of the whole family. The Center for Working Families framework, developed in 2004 by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is an evidence-based model of integrated service delivery designed to address the challenges of the working poor population and provide those community members with the financial capabilities, strategies, and tools needed on a path to self-sufficiency. Traditional workforce development and employment supports are bundled to assist with accessing public benefits, and financial literacy education and coaching.
Success Metrics: Impact demonstrated through community partner outcomes, utilizing a 2Gen (2 generational) approach building family well-being by intentionally and simultaneously working with children and the adults in their lives together. Focus areas include Education,

Demographics

Number Served & Racial Distribution:

Total Number of Individuals Annually Served

2,800

Black or African Americans Annually Served

65%

Hispanic or Latinos Annually Served

5%

Geographic Scope:

− Central Indiana Counties: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion, Morgan,
Putnam
− Additional/Other Areas of Focus: N/A

Resources

Annual Operating Cost: N/A
Initial Start-Up Cost: $0

Contact Information

Organization Name: United Way of Central Indiana
Website: https://www.uwci.org/
Respondents Name: Jesamyn Sparks
Email: jesamyn.sparks@uwci.org

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