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Sharon Kish

Jump start into kindergarten

Jump start into kindergarten

PORTAGE | Pairs of students took turns rolling a die Tuesday morning.

July 22, 2014 4:35 pm Photos


Tweens 'canstruct' superhero structures

Tweens 'canstruct' superhero structures

VALPARAISO | About 120 middle-schoolers from Lake and Porter counties assembled Friday at Ivy Tech for a summer project that will test their math and science skills and help feed the hungry.

June 27, 2014 5:30 pm Photos


United Way of Porter County welcomes New Regional Director of Early Childhood Education Initiatives

VALPARAISO | United Way of Porter County (UWPC) is excited to welcome Kim Olesker to their team. She will fill the role of Regional Director of United Way Early Childhood Education Initiatives and will serve all three United Ways (LaPorte, Porter and Lake Counties) in Northwest Indiana.

June 11, 2014 9:03 pm
Day of Caring starts early with youth fishing trip

Day of Caring starts early with youth fishing trip

VALPARAISO | Thirteen lucky members of the South Haven Boys & Girls Club were treated to a day of fishing and swimming Saturday as part of the United Way of Porter County’s Day of Caring.

July 21, 2012 7:45 pm Photos


Porter County launches plan to end homelessness

VALPARAISO | The homeless problem in Porter County is growing, but a coalition is working on a plan it hopes will end homelessness within 10 years.

April 14, 2012 7:00 pm
Sharon Kish

Sharon Kish

Sharon Kish is president of United Way of Porter County.

February 19, 2012 12:00 am

Preparing for the unexpected

VALPARAISO | During an emergency, a power outage is an inconvenience for most people.

September 25, 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



Battle of the Bands to benefit youth agencies

VALPARAISO | After a successful event last year, the United Way of Porter County’s Power of Youth council is bringing back their county-wide Battle of the Bands: Battle Against Drugs.

April 04, 2011 12:00 am

Diversity initiatives cut across county lines

Launched more than a decade ago at Pierce Middle School in Merrillville, the popular diversity program espoused by STAND, or Socially Together and Naturally Diverse, continues to get top grades when it comes to moving race relations forward.

February 20, 2011 12:00 am
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