GARY | Members of the Indiana University Northwest Brother 2 Brother College Success program, also known as the Student African American Brotherhood organization, and the IU Northwest Student Government Association are rallying together to help restock the library shelves of Dunbar-Pulaski Middle School in Gary.
When Dunbar-Pulaski closed in 2009 due to budget cuts, their library books were sent to another school, which was later taken over by the state. Unfortunately, when Dunbar-Pulaski reopened, the materials were not returned in a timely fashion. As a result, the library’s shelves were vitally empty.
To assist the middle school, the student groups reached out directly to Lake County Public Library director Ana Grandfield, who agreed to donate more than 4,500 books to help rebuild the Dunbar-Pulaski library.
The Brother 2 Brother College Success Program is an organization established to assist IU Northwest students to excel academically, socially, culturally, professionally, and in the community. The group is primarily comprised of male African American and Latino students who strive for academic excellence and commit to planning and implementing programs that benefit their communities.
The IU Northwest Student Government Association provides IU Northwest students with a voice in university and community affairs.
12:30 p.m.: Lake County Public Library, 1919 W 81st Ave., Merrillville – collection of books
1:30 p.m.: Dunbar-Pulaski Middle School, 920 E. 19th Avenue, Gary – donation of books to library