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    December 31st, 2015

    The groups and organizations that dedicate their time and resources to ECHO Middle School Matters, a program helping students in East Chicago to use technology to excel in reading and math, also benefit the people of East Chicago in other ways. Here are what some of these organizations do on a daily basis:   -East […]


    December 30th, 2015

    The Educational Talent Search (ETS) program at Purdue Calumet assists Hammond and East Chicago middle and high school students prepare for post-secondary education by helping both student and parents understand the college enrollment process. Applicants to the program must demonstrate need for assistance as well as desire and dedication to obtain a post-secondary education. Once […]


    December 29th, 2015

    It takes hard work by many dedicated organizations to create a program that does so much good for the community of East Chicago. The organizations involved in ECHO Middle School Matters know all about that. Some of the community groups that contributed to this program are:   -LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens): In […]


    December 28th, 2015

    Each year, FEC awards grants to help fund select community programs. One of last year’s recipients is Feed My Sheep. Feed My Sheep’s most successful program to date is its PEARLS program, which stands for Poised, Educated Adolescents Reaching for Life’s Successes. PEARLS is a program that reaches out to 9-14 year girls in the […]


    December 24th, 2015

    Each year, the Foundations of East Chicago (FEC) awards various types of grants to local programs that benefit the people of East Chicago. One type of FEC grant, is the collaboration grant.   Collaboration grants are issued to programs created by a collaboration of three or more community organizations. The programs must contribute to the […]


    December 23rd, 2015

    Each year, the FEC scholarship program helps more and more local residents to achieve their educational goals. The program helps high school seniors as well as adults who are going back to school. Scholarship recipients are selected based on their academic success as well as their leadership characteristics and community involvement. Over the past seven […]


    December 22nd, 2015

      The Foundations of East Chicago (FEC) has filled the vacancy of the Executive Director position with Director of Office Administration, Rosa Peña.   FEC, a nonprofit organization which awards grants and scholarships to benefit the residents of East Chicago, IN, was founded in 1997. Russell Taylor served as the organization’s first Executive Director. At […]


    December 22nd, 2015

    Several organizations in East Chicago, IN have collaborated to help local middle and elementary school students to succeed through a program called ECHO Middle School Matters.   This program provides students at Block Middle School, West Side Middle School and Harrison Elementary School with educational after school activities involving digital technology. ECHO helps to ensure […]


    December 21st, 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. Bethany is dedicated to help individuals cultivate their inner life and respond to God whom dwells within.  Bethany impacts the community by helping people find their own peaceful […]


    December 18th, 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 with Voyage to Mars. This collaboration intends to improve the ability of East Chicago 6th grade educators to […]