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    March 31st, 2017

    For 18 years, the Early Learning Partnership of Northwest Indiana (ELP) has been working with region parents to ensure the proper development of young children and to get them ready for kindergarten. ELP believes that children who receive adequate early childhood education are more likely to have success in school and in the workforce, and […]


    March 30th, 2017

    The Foundations of East Chicago (FEC) proudly announced $595,123 in grant awards to 25 nonprofit organizations for 2017.   Out of 36 applications requesting nearly one million dollars in funding, FEC awarded funds to 25 nonprofits that most closely exemplified the FEC pillars to receive a combined amount of $595,123. FEC’s pillars of focus include […]


    March 30th, 2017

    Young children typically look to adults who care for them for reassurance in life, especially when it comes to traumatic events that occur. In this case, the caregiver is the most important adult in their life. Here are some steps a caregiver can take to help reestablish that sense of stability for the child:   […]


    March 29th, 2017

    The Early Learning Partnership of Northwest Indiana (ELP) is a nonprofit organization that provides programs which help parents to adequately prepare their young children to enter kindergarten, setting them up for greater educational and professional success in the future. The organization has four main goals:   -To enhance parent knowledge of child development and improve […]


    March 28th, 2017

    As the Nazareth Home continues their childhood traumatization awareness program, they take steps towards exposing the toll trauma takes on a child. The majority of the time, these effects of trauma follow the child into adulthood, which then affects their everyday life. Take time to view this video that describes some of the effects that […]


    March 27th, 2017

    The Early Learning Partnership of Northwest Indiana (ELP) offers a variety of programs to Northwest Indiana parents and families that work to ensure that local kids have a healthy home environment and are getting proper educational support outside of school.   -Parents as Teachers (PAT): This program provides home visitation to families with teen parents, […]


    March 24th, 2017

    As the Nazareth Home progresses with its program assisting children that have experienced trauma, they have taken time to prioritize and decide what the main objectives of the program will be.   The main focus of the program is to provide the staff and volunteers with the proper training to ensure that they are a […]


    March 24th, 2017

    Back in January, the Foundations of East Chicago (FEC) partnered with the School City of East Chicago to bring the students of the city the first ever Scholarship, College and Career Resource Fair. Over 50 college, scholarship and career vendors were present, and over 1,200 Northwest Indiana high school students attended the fair.   “We […]


    March 23rd, 2017

    While there are plenty of programs out there to help school-aged children stay on the right educational path, there are far fewer organizations that focus on the youngest residents of East Chicago, those that have not yet started kindergarten.   The Early Learning Partnership (ELP) developed their Ready to Soar program in 2013 when they […]


    March 23rd, 2017

    Persistence was the name of the game for University of St. Francis graduate, college athlete and Foundations of East Chicago (FEC) scholarship recipient Josiah Brown.   Josiah began his journey at East Chicago Central High School in 1996. After two years as a Cardinal, he transferred to Indiana Academy to finish out his final two […]