Impact Areas

Teacher Appreciation in Wayne and Union Counties

Teacher Appreciation in Wayne and Union Counties

May is dedicated to appreciating teachers in Wayne and Union Counties. More specifically, May 2-6 is teacher appreciation week. Especially during the last two years, teachers have been teaching through an unprecedented event that required them to change at a moment's...

Food Insecurity in Wayne and Union Counties

Food Insecurity in Wayne and Union Counties

For those of us who don’t struggle to put food on the table or always know where our next meal is coming from, food insecurity in Wayne and Union Counties doesn’t seem like a problem.    Photo Credit: Canva When you have the resources to make grocery trips every...

What is Gender Inequity?

What is Gender Inequity?

Today, we are hearing a lot about racial inequity and inequality. However, we cannot overlook other types of inequity, including gender inequity. You may be wondering, what is gender inequity? Photo Credit: Canva We know this can be a complicated topic, which is why...

Indiana Has A High Infant Mortality Rate

Indiana Has A High Infant Mortality Rate

Baby Safety Education and Resources Did you know Indiana has a high infant mortality rate?  In fact, the Hoosier State had the 14th highest infant mortality rate. Sadly, this represents 6.5 infants dying per 1,000 live births. The Indy Star article reported 2019 was...

Nonprofit Spotlight: Community Care

Nonprofit Spotlight: Community Care

Every year our program partners work to offer resources to individuals and families in need. Within Wayne and Union counties, there are always families, especially now after the effects of COVID-19, who could use additional support. In the last two years, more...

Give the Gift of Books: Top 10 Children’s Books of 2021

Give the Gift of Books: Top 10 Children’s Books of 2021

There is nothing better than giving the gift of knowledge. While a book might not be that 100-piece Lego set or Barbie dream house, it is no less of a meaningful gift. A book is a vehicle for the imagination, especially for children. They can learn about places and...

Nonprofit Spotlight: Union County Public Library

Nonprofit Spotlight: Union County Public Library

As you may know, literacy is the cornerstone of a child's education; almost everything they learn after the third grade requires reading. They need to know how to read books, textbooks, signs, flyers, and so much more. The inability to read significantly impacts a...

Nonprofit Spotlight: Amigos Richmond Latino Center

Nonprofit Spotlight: Amigos Richmond Latino Center

Hispanic refers to Spanish speakers or those descended from Spanish-speaking families. Latino refers to people who are from or descended from Latin America. As of 2020, 3% population of Wayne County's population identifies as either Hispanic or...