Northwest Indiana is a great place to live, work and raise a family. These facts are sometimes disregarded when we read about high crime rates, poverty and unemployment. But tremendous work is being done all around us on a daily basis by countless unsung heroes. They are the individuals (pro…
GRIFFITH | Serving the community, working with its leaders and helping make Northwest Indiana a better place is what Lou Martinez said he'll miss the most
Consider this as you read our special report, "The Price of Poverty": Are cuts to social service agencies and education the right move as poverty increases in Northwest Indiana? What more can or should be done?
Tina, a 36-year-old mother of three in South Haven, defines it as the fight to find work when every broken-down car means another lost employment opportunity.
Millions of dollars in federal and township poor relief flood Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties every month, outpacing statewide rates, a Times computer-assisted analysis of state, federal and local data shows.
The Times convened with local executives from area organizations and agencies that work with the poor and those in need to advise on today's special section on The Price of Poverty.
The Lake Area United Way is committed to improving our communities through the areas of education, income and health. Helping to fight hunger is a key part of our mission because it directly impacts each of these areas.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Board of Commissioners wants local union leader Randy Palmateer to be the county's representative on the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority.
For 27 years, Dave Sikes has been watching out for Lake County’s most vulnerable citizens. Fortunately for them, his vision comes from the heart.
When asked by The Times to look into our crystal ball and forecast the future of the region’s nonprofit sector, we can predict two things for sure: Today there are 3,000 nonprofit health and human service organizations in Northwest Indiana and that number is only certain to grow. Second, the…
Lou Martinez is president of Lake Area United Way.
MERRILLVILLE | Several hundred stakeholders gathered Tuesday at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza for the official unveiling of the 2012 Quality of Life Indicators Report issued by One Region.
In 2011 Andrea Proulx Buinicki built upon a 16-year career in fundraising by starting her own philanthropy consulting firm, Giving Focus. The Valparaiso resident came up with the name of her firm because in her business she wants to focus on the act of giving.
Earlier this year, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce unveiled its new long-range economic development plan called Indiana Vision 2025. The plan’s ambitious goal is to make our state an even better place to live, work and raise a family.
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.
Julie just shakes her head at me on many of the things I do, and with some of my Christmas rituals and actions there is probably much justification. As many of you know, the Christmas season is my most favorite of the year and I cannot get it going fast enough. Lights go up on the first warm…
Here's an interesting tidbit: A recent national survey found that when shown the United Way logo, 97 percent of all Americans can readily identify it and have a positive response to it. But when asked what United Way does or what we stand for, most folks are stumped.
On Oct. 13, Lake Area United Way will celebrate 40 years of service to this community. Our history is one of helping. Last year alone, nearly 207,000 local residents received assistance from United Way-funded agencies.
MUNSTER | Pepsi has stepped up once again as one of the Salvation Army Munster Corps strongest supporters with a mountain bike for their Lake County Appreciation Dinner silent auction at 6:00 p.m on Tuesday, May 10 at the Avalon Manor, 3550 U.S. Highway, Merrillville.
Throughout 2010, Lake Area United Way's Board of Trustees engaged in a strategic assessment of the entire organization and now is taking steps to transform and reposition United Way for many years to come.
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