St. Stan’s School in East Chicago is a Catholic elementary school for students pre-K to 8th grade and has been open for over a century. The school strives to teach the minds and hearts of children and developing the whole person so they can be future contributors to the community. In addition to an education that is accredited and meets all state and federal education requirements, the school offers a number of academic and athletic programs. Before and after school care, science club, girls and boys sports and other extracurricular activities are just a few of the options open to youth in East Chicago and surrounding communities.
However, to continue with these programs and education, the school needs to replace their current roof. The school building is approximately 58 years old and despite efforts to maintain it over this period, replacing it would be more practical and overall more cost effective.
St. Stan’s received a matching grant from Foundations of East Chicago (FEC) to help cover the cost of a new roof. Along with preventing leaks, the roof and new insulation will provide more efficient heating and cooling of the building.
Learn more about other FEC grantees and how they are making a difference in the community.