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    April 30th, 2015

      The Bethany Retreat House serves as a quiet place in the midst of demanding lives where people can find both space and resources for prayer and reflection. Rooted in the mission of Jesus Christ and the tradition of Blessed Catherine Kasper, Bethany is dedicated to help individuals nurture their inner life and respond to […]



     

    April 29th, 2015

      Last year in August 2014, the Foundations awarded contracts to Dillard Consulting, LLC and Indiana University Northwest to study a select group of Foundations of East Chicago’s (FEC) funded nonprofit organizations.  Dillard Consulting, LLC focused on the expectations of the Foundations based on the strategic plan.  Value adds were examined from the Foundations and […]



     

    April 22nd, 2015

    The Challenger Learning Center, in partnership with the School city of East Chicago and the Northwest Indiana Educational Service Center, through a grant received from the Foundations of East Chicago are collaborating to promote science and literacy on voyage to Mars. This collaboration proposes to improve the ability of East Chicago 6th grade educators to […]



     

    April 20th, 2015

    The Challenger Learning Center, in partnership with the School city of East Chicago and the Northwest Indiana Educational Service Center, through a grant received from the Foundations of East Chicago are collaborating to promote science and literacy on voyage to Mars. This collaboration proposes to improve the ability of East Chicago 6th grade educators to […]



     

    April 17th, 2015

    The Challenger Learning Center, in partnership with the School city of East Chicago and the Northwest Indiana Educational Service Center, through a grant received from the Foundations of East Chicago are collaborating to promote science and literacy on voyage to Mars. This collaboration proposes to improve the ability of East Chicago 6th grade educators to […]



     

    April 16th, 2015

    The Challenger Learning Center, in partnership with the School city of East Chicago and the Northwest Indiana Educational Service Center, through a grant from the Foundations of East Chicago are collaborating to promote science and literacy on voyage to Mars. This collaboration proposes to improve the ability of East Chicago 6th grade educators to educate, […]



     

    April 14th, 2015

    The Challenger Learning Center, in partnership with the School city of East Chicago and the Northwest Indiana Educational Service Center, through a grant received from the Foundations of East Chicago, are collaborating to promote science and literacy on voyage to Mars. This collaboration proposes to improve the ability of East Chicago 6th grade educators to […]



     

    April 8th, 2015

    “Building Our Community—Supporting the Promise of Tomorrow!”   PACE Route Saved The East Chicago Community Development Foundation worked with the city administration to leverage financial resources to retain bus service between East Chicago and the UPS facility in Hodgkins, Illinois.   The opportunity to save the service came about through a unique set of circumstances: […]



     

    April 6th, 2015

    The Foundations were formed in September 1997, as two nonprofit, private foundations funded with river boat money from Showboat, now Harrah’s East Chicago Casino. The Foundations were an outcome of Mayor Robert A. Pastrick’s Task Force on Gaming.  The two foundations were designed with specific purposes: one with a community focus, and the other with […]



     

    April 3rd, 2015

    “Building Our Community through Strengthening Partnerships” Mission Improve the City of East Chicago by working with organizations to provide funding and leverage of other resources to raise the health, safety, and productivity of the community.   Vision The East Chicago Community Development Foundation envisions economically strong and self-sufficient community working to improve the quality of […]