Brandi Sims just graduated from Merrillville High School this spring, but already has a plan for the next few years of her life mapped out.
GARY | Eddie Melton said his two young sons especially inspire him to make a difference in the lives of African-American men and boys in Indiana.
NIPSCO manager Eddie Melton was named by Gov. Mike Pence to the chairmanship of the Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males.
A number of initiatives designed to help all Gary schoolchildren graduate high school and successfully go on to college and careers are coming together.
EAST CHICAGO | Education of parents and the children of those in poverty is among the tools needed to combat poverty in the region, according to a panel discussion held Friday.
GARY | The Mentoring Trust and the Urban League of Northwest Indiana are launching a mentoring initiative April 17 at Marquette Park Pavilion.
Andrew recently turned 2 years old and he has a passion: trains!
The 21st Century Scholars program aims to help low-income, at-risk children get a college education so they can break the cycle of poverty. That's easier said than done.
GARY | Members of the business community gathered in Gary’s Miller section for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome Promet Energy, one of the first African-American owned and operated, full service energy management providers in the market.
Between traveling for work and pleasure and mild weather, this winter is a blur. But I want to hit some highlights, because there have been many this January and February.
To collaborate or not to collaborate? That is the question. To paraphrase The Bard, I pose this question on the heels of a meeting I was in recently.
As we now move into our fifth year of providing an annual progress edition, the One Region, One Vision initiative has continued to evolve from the modest challenge to a movement being embraced on so many levels by many different people and organizations.
I am sure many of you saw the A1 story on the Tolleston Middle School cleanup this weekend, but unless you were there I'm not sure anyone can really appreciate the dynamics and wonderful chemistry that has been created.
GARY | On Friday and Saturday, over two hundred volunteers showed their support at former Tolletson High School for the beginning of a "dream come true." Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and Congressman Pete Visclosky were among the volunteers dressed and ready to work.
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