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Hour Glass museum hosts Ogden Dunes Stories Project

Hour Glass museum hosts Ogden Dunes Stories Project

OGDEN DUNES | The history of a Northwest Indiana beach community was on display Sunday at the Hour Glass Museum.

August 31, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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United Way of Porter County Americorps program recruiting for 2014-2015 program

PORTER COUNTY | AmeriCorps is an opportunity to get things done in Northwest Indiana, while making a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It is a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in Lake, Porter and LaPorte C…

August 13, 2014 9:29 pm
AmeriCorps program participants serve at PCACS

AmeriCorps program participants serve at PCACS

VALPARAISO | The PCACS’ latest AmeriCorps program member is diving in to help with the Energy Assistance Program.

December 20, 2013 9:32 pm

Civil War trail among region recipients of top state history honors

A historical preservation and tourism initiative honoring region Civil War veterans is among three Northwest Indiana entities capturing top honors from the Indiana Historical Society this year.

November 06, 2013 5:30 pm

Center for Workforce Innovations seeks career advisors

Volunteers are needed to serve as career advisers at Calumet, Highland, East Chicago and Westville high schools.

October 09, 2013 3:00 pm

Anew Life agency gets $1M grant to help Gary youths

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, announced Anew Life Youth Development Corp. of Gary will receive $1.04 million for its YouthBuild Gary program.

July 12, 2013 1:59 pm

Museum exhibit tells history of Valparaiso downtown neighborhood

VALPARAISO | It’s where they grew up, and it’s where they live now.

June 23, 2013 7:30 pm
Community leader finishes thesis research on HIV/AIDS awareness

Community leader finishes thesis research on HIV/AIDS awareness

EAST CHICAGO | Candace Florence, an East Chicago, IN native, is the daughter of the proud parents Byron “Duke” Florence and Janice Florence.

May 13, 2013 7:45 am Photos

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Mayor Freeman-Wilson Joins Nationwide Effort to Recognize Impact of National Service

Mayor Freeman-Wilson Joins Nationwide Effort to Recognize Impact of National Service

GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson joined more than 800 mayors across the country for the first-ever Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, a nationwide bipartisan effort to highlight the impact of national service in tackling city problems.

April 10, 2013 3:55 pm Photos

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Father-Daughter duo serves as AmeriCorps tutors

Father-Daughter duo serves as AmeriCorps tutors

VALPARAISO | Educators, retired businesspeople, graduate students -- AmeriCorps has had volunteers from all walks of life and a range of ages. But this year Porter County is benefitting from the efforts of a unique pair. Michelle and Bob Hynes are a father-daughter duo stationed at Valparais…

February 03, 2012 12:11 pm
Project will put books in children's hands

Project will put books in children's hands

AmeriCorps members of the Porter County United Way Partnership serving in Lake, Porter, LaPorte and Starke counties are collecting new books for school children in kindergarten through grade 3.

January 11, 2012 12:00 am
AmeriCorps volunteer extends service at Taltree

AmeriCorps volunteer extends service at Taltree

Anna Mroz, of Valparaiso, answers the call of service as a member of AmeriCorps.

October 27, 2011 12:00 am
Born Learning Trail turns play into learning

Born Learning Trail turns play into learning

PORTAGE | Alexandra Warwick hopped and skipped between the letters painted on the asphalt trail at the Woodland Park playground Wednesday afternoon.

July 20, 2011 6:00 pm Photos

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Woman profits while working for nonprofit

Woman profits while working for nonprofit

VALPARAISO | The road to AmeriCorps for Megan Telligman started with a course in philanthropy at Valparaiso University.

May 19, 2011 12:00 am
VU grad finds a home helping the homeless

VU grad finds a home helping the homeless

VALPARAISO | While doing an internship at Housing Opportunities early last year, Shannon Mellgren asked a part-time AmeriCorps worker about what she did.

May 19, 2011 12:00 am
New position opens door for AmeriCorps service

New position opens door for AmeriCorps service

VALPARAISO | When her husband, a Valparaiso native, got a job in Valparaiso two years ago, the couple arrived too late for Gina Wagenblast to get a teaching job despite her 15 years of experience and a master's degree.

May 19, 2011 12:00 am
AmeriCorps brings valuable talent at low cost

AmeriCorps brings valuable talent at low cost

VALPARAISO | The AmeriCorps program got its start 21 years ago and is now in its fourth year in Northwest Indiana, but its future is uncertain because of federal budget cuts.

May 19, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Volunteers help local schools, nonprofits

Volunteers help local schools, nonprofits

AmeriCorps volunteer Shannon Mellgren, of Valparaiso, works at the Housing Opportunities food pantry. Mellgren helps low-income individuals and families get their neccessary items every week at the pantry.

May 10, 2011 12:10 pm
Volunteers help local schools, nonprofits

Volunteers help local schools, nonprofits

Shannon Mellgren, of Valparaiso, helps a visitor collect neccessary items Tuesday at the Housing Opportunities food pantry as part of her AmeriCorps work. Mellgren started her one-year position with Americorp in August.

May 10, 2011 12:10 pm
Unite with us to address many human needs

Unite with us to address many human needs

Shannon Mellgren, right, of Valparaiso, helps a woman collect items last spring at the Housing Opportunities food pantry as part of her AmeriCorps work.

May 10, 2011 12:10 pm
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