United Way awards grants as part of "Great Families 2020" initiative

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett speaks at the "Great Families 2020" event.

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Four Indianapolis groups devoted to helping the city's most vulnerable families got a big boost Friday.

They were awarded more than $2.7 million in grants through a United Way initiative called "Great Families 2020." It is designed to help neighborhoods with the greatest needs.

The money will fund programs aimed at improving kindergarten readiness, mental health, employment and financial literacy.

"That means the neighborhoods these families call home will be able to take significant steps toward greater self-sufficiency," said Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett.

The four agencies awarded grants are the Hawthorne Community Center, CAFE, The MLK Center and the Marion County Commission on Youth.

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