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    December 11th, 2015

    On June 26th and 27th 2015, E’Twaun Moore’s Basketball Camp took place for the 4th year in a row at East Chicago Central High School. The camp operates one weekend annually in East Chicago and is open to students entering grades 4 through 9.  The camp is organized by E’Twaun D. Moore (EDM) Foundation, Inc. […]


    December 9th, 2015

    In the summer of 2015, The Northwest Indiana (NWI) Food Bank changed the many lives of low income families. The majority of the students in East Chicago qualify for free or reduced-prices on school meals (breakfast and lunch). However, Summer vacation can pose the threat of under nourishment for some children. NWI Food Bank recognized […]


    December 7th, 2015

    2015 has been an eventful and impactful year for Foundations of East Chicago (FEC) and affiliates!  New programs, scholarships, cultural events, education, and outreach has made 2015 rich with diversity.   Today we highlight Moms Taking Charge, a program sponsored by FEC, which operates as a support system for mothers who are the heads of […]


    July 15th, 2015

    FEC has been distributing college scholarships to East Chicago residents since 1998. That year, the organization gave out scholarships totaling $20,000. Since then, FEC has been awarding more and more scholarship dollars each year and in 2014, the organization broke records.   The year 2014 has been the best year to date for the FEC […]


    June 1st, 2015

    Foundations of East Chicago offers the citizens of East Chicago many educational programs and opportunities. The organization works to prepare students at both the middle and high school levels for the next step in their educations. FEC also offers assistance with college financial aid, training for regional trades and a variety of scholarships. Many East […]


    May 29th, 2015

    Foundations of East Chicago has helped many individuals and organizations in the community. It has also launched several programs of its own to benefit the area. One of these programs, Greenhouse Fellowship, works to revitalize the city of East Chicago in a new and inventive way.   Greenhouse Fellowship is a program comprised of eight […]


    May 27th, 2015

    Foundations of East Chicago has consistently had a positive effect on the community through its support of various nonprofit organizations as well as individuals, particularly students.   One of the primary ways that FEC is able to show support for the citizens of East Chicago is through its distribution of scholarships. FEC offers scholarships to […]


    May 25th, 2015

    In 2007, Foundations of East Chicago experienced the beginning of what would be a five-year funding freeze for the nonprofit organization; an ordeal that would be difficult for even larger organizations to survive.   The nonprofit organization helps its grantees through funding received from Ameristar Casino. However, in 2007, political unrest halted the flow of […]


    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 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 […]