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CICF News / College Readiness & Success
February 24, 2014

CATEGORIES: College Readiness & Success, Community Impact, Research & News

FAFSA Challenge designed to increase on-time completion of financial-aid request forms

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November 14, 2013

by Linda Broadfoot, Executive Director of Indianapolis Public Schools Education Foundation

CATEGORIES: Inspiring Insights, College Readiness & Success

Linda Broadfoot, the Executive Director of the Indianapolis Public Schools Education Foundation, believes that the beautiful IPS buildings full of energetic young people can be a source of inspiration for the city.

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August 28, 2013

CATEGORIES: Donor Story, Community Impact, College Readiness & Success

Associate Accelerated Programs help Ivy Tech students double up on college credits – and exceed expectations.

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July 24, 2013

CATEGORIES: College Readiness & Success, Scholarships, Efroymson Family Fund

Several organizations, including CICF and Efroymson Family Fund announced matching gifts during the event.

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May 16, 2013

CATEGORIES: College Readiness & Success, Research & News, Scholarships

College tuition is rising faster than inflation, and students – both those who graduate and those who do not – face increasingly high levels of debt.

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April 2, 2013

CATEGORIES: College Readiness & Success, Family Success, Research & News

Recent studies show poverty is growing in the U.S. in practically every demographic. Use this interactive infographic to learn more.

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March 5, 2013

CATEGORIES: College Readiness & Success, Research & News

Missing school in early grades is connected to lower test scores – but communities can address the trend with system-level interventions.

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February 26, 2013

CATEGORIES: Legacy Fund, College Readiness & Success, Family Success

Created in Westfield, the Youth Assistance Program helps kids stay in school and out of trouble. With Legacy Fund's help, the program is now expanding to Noblesville in order to serve the whole county.

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January 23, 2013

CATEGORIES: Legacy Fund, Scholarships, College Readiness & Success

A 2005 Lilly Scholar finishes up three years of teaching – and learning – in the Peace Corps.

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December 1, 2012

CATEGORIES: College Readiness & Success, Donor Story

Curious about who’s behind the code? Or how to create your own Personal Foundation?

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October 4, 2012

CATEGORIES: Legacy Fund, College Readiness & Success, Scholarships

Legacy Fund 21st Century Scholars Enrollment Challenge spurs increase.

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August 14, 2012

CATEGORIES: College Readiness & Success, Grants, The Indianapolis Foundation

Chronic absenteeism leads to higher drop-out rates and reduced educational achievement. If the Indiana Partnerships Center has its way, that’s about to change.

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June 5, 2012

CATEGORIES: College Readiness & Success, Grants, The Indianapolis Foundation

Marian University teaches youth programs’ staff how to stop summer learning loss in Indianapolis.

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May 18, 2012

CATEGORIES: College Readiness & Success, Community Impact, The Indianapolis Foundation

Students’ math skills, reading proficiency and health can take a serious hit during summer months. Summer programs and parent engagement can transform summer into a time to learn.

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May 15, 2012

CATEGORIES: College Readiness & Success, Community Impact, Grants

Local girls use cardboard, hangers and masking tape to build a robotic arm – and possible career options – with help from Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis.

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May 10, 2012

CATEGORIES: College Readiness & Success, Scholarships, Community Impact, Legacy Fund

The Challenge is designed to bolster enrollment efforts made by school representatives and will now include both Marion and Hamilton counties.

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April 18, 2012

CATEGORIES: Scholarships, College Readiness & Success

Thirteen students from Marion and Hamilton counties have been named recipients of four-year, full-tuition scholarships as the CICF 2012 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars.

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April 17, 2012

CATEGORIES: College Readiness & Success, The Indianapolis Foundation, Grants

Latoya was a quiet seven-year-old when she started taking arts classes through the Indianapolis Art Center's ArtReach program in 2003. So how'd she end up teaching them?

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March 29, 2012

CATEGORIES: Scholarships, College Readiness & Success

The Two Oaks Scholarship supports a 2012 Ivy Tech Community College graduate who has been admitted to IUPUI and plans to pursue a bachelor's degree dedicated to helping or serving others.

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March 28, 2012

CATEGORIES: College Readiness & Success, Grants, The Indianapolis Foundation, The Glick Fund

Central Indiana continues to struggle with unemployment and many workers face joblessness for the first time. Facing the challenge, libraries and WorkOne partner to provide local job hunters with knowledge, skill and hope for new work.

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December 9, 2011

CATEGORIES: College Readiness & Success, The Indianapolis Foundation

Nearly 4,800 of all eligible freshmen enrolled in post-secondary degree program due to CICF challenge initiative

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June 21, 2011

by Roderick Wheeler, CICF Grants Officer

CATEGORIES: College Readiness & Success, Community Impact

Education is an investment in which our city is expected to see a positive rate of return for every dollar invested and every degree earned. Read more in Wheeler's article published in the June 11 issue of Indianapolis Business Journal.

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April 28, 2011

CATEGORIES: College Readiness & Success, Community Impact

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