Another great success story to share - made possible by three United Way agencies...
Shortly before Dominic was born, his mother fled the genocide occurring in the Darfur region of the Sudan and immigrated to the States with her two older children. She had been blinded in an attack and Dominic’s father was killed.
Dominic’s mother is employed full time at Bosma Enterprises’ production facility. She now has five children (Dominic is the middle child) and has almost no discretionary income after paying the family’s rent and other monthly bills.
Dominic, a Fox Hill Elementary student, was matched with Greg Beck by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana in June 2008. Greg, worried because Dominic’s mother couldn’t afford to enroll him in a quality summer program where he would have opportunities to develop and grow with other kids, contacted the Summer Youth Director at Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center at Crooked Creek (FBGNC).
As a result of Big Brother Greg’s concern, Dominic received a scholarship from FBGNC, allowing him to attend the full 10-week program. Dominic had an awesome summer. He made many friends and was also able to be a part of FBGNC’s Skool of M.A.D.D. Arts (Music, Arts, Drama, Dance).
United Way of Central Indiana’s mission of helping to “sustain vital human services for those who need help most” includes support of agencies whose programs contribute to one or more of its priority outcomes: e.g., all children and youth attain life skills and develop competencies needed for success now and in the future.
For the 2009/2010 funding year, UWCI has allocated Community Fund dollars totalling $829,811 in support of programming at these three agencies. (Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center at Crooked Creek - $195,253; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana - $573,731; Bosma Enterprises - $60,827.)