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…
VALPARAISO | The PCACS’ latest AmeriCorps program member is diving in to help with the Energy Assistance Program.
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.
Volunteers are needed to serve as career advisers at Calumet, Highland, East Chicago and Westville high schools.
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.
VALPARAISO | It’s where they grew up, and it’s where they live now.
EAST CHICAGO | Candace Florence, an East Chicago, IN native, is the daughter of the proud parents Byron “Duke” Florence and Janice Florence.
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.
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…
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.
Anna Mroz, of Valparaiso, answers the call of service as a member of AmeriCorps.
PORTAGE | Alexandra Warwick hopped and skipped between the letters painted on the asphalt trail at the Woodland Park playground Wednesday afternoon.
VALPARAISO | The road to AmeriCorps for Megan Telligman started with a course in philanthropy at Valparaiso University.
VALPARAISO | While doing an internship at Housing Opportunities early last year, Shannon Mellgren asked a part-time AmeriCorps worker about what she did.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shannon Mellgren, right, of Valparaiso, helps a woman collect items last spring at the Housing Opportunities food pantry as part of her AmeriCorps work.
Megan Telligman is compiling a history of the Visiting Nurses Association as part of her AmeriCorps work.
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