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When tech gets personal

When tech gets personal

Learning new technology takes patience and confidence

Oasis Connections instructors Emanuel Pope, Carita DeVilbiss and Jerry McAfee aim to provide their students the one thing they need most to make technology work for them: confidence.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (4385)/Comments (0)/
Tutoring takes on history to celebrate the past with the future

Tutoring takes on history to celebrate the past with the future

Tutors and students from Indianapolis explore history together

By sharing a little bit of her own family story, Oasis tutor Betty Dotson gave one little girl a chance to connect the dots of history in a creative way.
Sunday, February 12, 2017/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (10029)/Comments (0)/
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Something to talk about with someone who cares

Something to talk about with someone who cares

Peer discussion groups help people open up and know they are still needed

“The best way to release feelings is to open up and talk about it," says Brenda Kirkland, who loves her role as a volunteer facilitator with the OASIS Peers for Productive Aging program in Indianapolis. 
Monday, June 06, 2016/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (16531)/Comments (0)/
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Tutors double their impact with more frequent sessions

Tutors double their impact with more frequent sessions

High-Impact model allows these sisters to provide more support for the twin girls they tutor

“Tutoring has been a way to reconnect and an opportunity to spend time together,” says Karen Schneider, who tutors at the same school each week with her sister Margie.

Thursday, June 02, 2016/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (16040)/Comments (0)/
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One tutor, one child, two lives changed

One tutor, one child, two lives changed

Flora Bryant sees first-hand the power of one-on-one support to help a child succeed

Third grade was a turnaround year for Marquis. With help from his OASIS tutor Flora Bryant, he improved his reading scores dramatically. Flora is pleased, but not surprised. 
Friday, September 04, 2015/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (20405)/Comments (0)/
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Ava Bush shares her positive approach to living with diabetes

Ava Bush shares her positive approach to living with diabetes

Her own journey has paved the way to encourage others to live active and healthy lifestyles.

Ava Bush helps others at Indianapolis OASIS realize that managing diabetes is just part of what they must do to be healthy. She’s learning strategies, too, thanks to a program that teaches self-management skills for people with the condition.
Friday, June 12, 2015/Sarah Lovegreen| Profile/Number of views (22900)/Comments (0)/
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