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Resource Center

What is a Parent Resource Center (PRC)?

Families today have many concerns.

The Parent Resource Center at IPI is where caregivers can share their concerns and find solutions. The Parent Resource Center connects caregivers to resources in the community that provide services in employment, childcare, education, healthcare, after-school programs, finances, etc.

Check out the Community Bulletin Board below for current opportunities and events being offered in the community.

PRC Services

Family Support Services Family Life Coach Parent Support Group

Community Bulletin Board

Opportunities and events being offered in the community:

Dated Offerings | Free Stuff | Stuff for your Kids | City/Township Offerings
Job Readiness Opportunities | Job Offerings | Other Stuff

Dated Offerings

  1. Beyond the Baby Blues NWI Peer Support Group on November 5 at NorthShore Health Centers, 2490 Central Avenue, Lake Station, IN at 10:30am. Guest Speaker is Janet Veirs, a clinical social worker who specializes in women's mental health issues, transforming depression, anxiety and distress from traumas into growth & well-being. This group is open to anyone experiencing or has a history of Post-Partum Depression and Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders. To register call 219-763-8112, ext 5579 or email

  2. COMMUNITY RESOURCE NIGHT on November 6 from 6pm to 8pm at Dynasty Banquets, 4125 Calumet Ave., Hammond. FREE to the public! Get information on Civil Rights | Veterans | Education | Human Services | Health/Fitness | Housing | Employment. Childcare provided. There will also be food and prizes. For further information or to register, contact the Hammond Human Relations Commission at 219-853-6502.

  3. Calumet College of St. Joseph's Fall Open House on November 8 from 10am to 12:30pm at 2400 New York Ave, Whiting. During the Open House you can:
    • Meet faculty, staff, students, alumni & clubs
    • Tour the campus
    • Learn about scholarships and financial aid
    • Meet with an admissions counselor
    • Participate in interactive activities
    • Take part in panel discussions.
    For further information or to RSVP, contact 219-473-4215 or visit online at

  4. The Fantastic Finishing Quilting Guild Presents their 10th Bi-annual Quilt Show "Love is the Thread that Binds Us." Saturday November 8, 2014 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at SS. Monica & Luke Church, 645 Rhode Island St., Gary. Quilt Raffle, a Gallery of Quilts, shopping, and freebies. Donation: $5.00.

  5. Devoted 2 Healing's Raw & Vegan Festival at the YWCA, 150 W. 15 Ave., Gary on November 9 from 10:00am – 5:30pm. Introducing healthier life styles through raw and vegan foods, and by applying holistic practices that lead to a healthier immune system. Healthy Lifestyle with Hiawatha Cromer. Begin Your Healing Today with Berlina Baker. Integrative Medicine with Dr. Nchedkwube. FREE admission to the public.

  6. Disaster Prep Workshop at the Gary Neighborhood Services (GNS) Center, 300 W. 21st Ave. on November 9 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. In the case of emergency, flash flood, snowstorm, tornado, hurricane. Would you know what to do, where to go? Who would you contact? Come and find out with the assistance of several Northwest Indiana Community Partners and the IU Northwest school of Nursing. Free raffle giveaway. Everyone is invited!

  7. Multicultural Wellness Network MOTTEP, Northwest Indiana Community Action (NWICA), Lake County Minority Health Coalition, and Methodist Hospitals Northlake present Caregiver Resource Fair "Taking Care of You" on Monday, November 17 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Methodist Hospitals Northlake, the Administration Building (North side of the hospital), 600 Grant St., Gary. There will be Refreshments, Vendors, Health & Wellness information, FREE health screenings, Massages, Door prizes, etc. Come join the fun! For more info, call 219-883-0431, x33 or 219-985-9504 or visit

  8. Health Fair. Nov. 22 from 12pm – 4pm at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, 100 N. Lake St., Gary. Take part in any of the following healthy activities:
    • Healthy Kid’s Activities, such as Junior Ranger program and Nature Play Zone
    • Park Prescription
    • Healthy Cooking Demonstrations
    • Free Flu Shots
    • Blood pressure screenings
    • How to use the park to stay healthy
    • Yoga for Beginners
    • Healthy Heart Talk
    For more information, call: 219-395-1858 or visit

  9. Lakeshore Classic: The "Cavalcade of Champions" on November 28 at West Side High School, 9th Ave. & Gerry St., Gary. The Lakeshore Classic will salute all of the region’s State Basketball Champions from 1940 to the present. Other highlights will include an area high school basketball challenge, college and university fair, vendor displays and more! Call 219-885-7407 or 219-746-6339 to purchase tickets and for game schedules. 2-Day Event: $10 Adults, $5 Students.

  10. Beyond the Baby Blues NWI Peer Support Group on December 3 at NorthShore Health Centers, 2490 Central Avenue, Lake Station, IN at 10:30am. This group is open to anyone experiencing or has a history of Post-Partum Depression and Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders. To register call 219-763-8112, ext 5579 or email

  11. Babies R Us Baby Fair on December 6 at 1335 E. 79th St., Merrillville, IN from 12:00pm - 3:00pm. Enjoy a fun, hands-on experience as you visit in-store with Babies R Us' local partners and the medical community, browse the latest products, and create or update your registry. Plus there’s even more in-store for you: Giveaways | Raffles | Ask the Doctor | and more… Call 219-736-1028 for further information.

Free Stuff   (back to menu)

  1. FREE Stuff: Clothing, Furniture, TVs, Kitchen Appliances (e.g., microwaves), even Medical Supplies.

  2. Free food and clothing are given away to the community every 4th Saturday of the month at Zion Progressive Cathedral International in Gary from 11am to 2pm. Contact (219) 882-ZION(9466) for further information.

  3. Get your Free Lunch at the Salvation Army, 513 W. Chicago Ave., East Chicago, Monday through Friday from 12pm to 1pm. Contact (219) 398-2939 for further information.

  4. Pantry on the Go is a program where the NWI Food Bank loads up its truck and goes into distressed communities throughout Lake and Porter Counties that do not have access to a traditional food pantry to set up a temporary food pantry to distribute free food. The food they give out is based on the food pyramid, so they give away grains, dairy, protein, fruits, and vegetables. Their goal is to get a lot more fresh produce out into the community.

    All distributions take place on a Wednesday from 4-6pm Central Time. Saturday distributions at the Renaissance Towers Apartments take place from 9:30am-11am. This service is available to all Northwest Indiana residents in need of food assistance. Please bring valid proof of Indiana residence (driver’s license, state ID, utility bill, etc.) for service.

    Upcoming Pantry stops include:

    • November 5th from 4pm - 6pm at St. John Township Community Center, 1515 US 30, Schererville
    • November 12th from 4pm - 6pm at First Church of Nazarene, 9330 Kennedy Avenue, Highland
    • November 19th from 4pm - 6pm at American Legion, 121 Skwait Legion Avenue, Michigan City
    • November 24th from 4pm - 6pm at Living Hope Church, 7500 Grand Blvd., Merrillville
    • December 3rd from 4pm - 6pm at Duneland Falls Banquet, 1100 N. Max Mochal Hwy (SR149)

    If you are in need of a pantry, please visit NWI Food Bank's I Need Help page for a full listing of their member pantries and soup kitchens.

    Other services offered by NWI Food Bank:
    • The Kids Cafe'® Program provides free meals and snacks to low-income children through a variety of community locations where children already congregate--such as Boys & Girls Clubs, churches or public schools. In addition to providing meals to kids, all Kids Cafe'® programs also offer a safe place where, under the supervision of trustworthy staff, a child can get involved in educational, recreational and social activities.
    • The BackPack Program is designed to meet the needs of hungry children at times when other resources are not available, such as weekends and school vacations. Backpacks are filled with food that children can take home on the weekends. The food is child-friendly, nonperishable and easily consumed. The backpacks are discreetly distributed to children on the last day before the weekend or holiday vacation.

Stuff for your Kids   (back to menu)

  1. The Gary Youth Services Bureau announces Year-Round AfterSchool Programming for Gary Youth:
    Director Ken Patrick Barry, in partnership with the Superintendent of Public Parks Lori Latham, has created multi-site out-of-school time programs for youth ages 4 to 20 beginning Monday, September 29, 2014. Utilizing park pavilions as community youth centers, the YSB hopes to serve over 500 youth daily.

    Programs will include:
    • academic enrichment
    • tutoring through a partnership with the Food Bank of Indiana’s Project HOPE
    • free hot meals
    • nutrition education
    • fitness and physical education
    • boys and girls mentoring
    • fall baseball and girls softball sponsored by Major League Baseball’s RBI program with help from the Gary Railcats
    • girls and boys basketball
    • cooking classes
    • chess
    • visual and performing arts
    • and more.

    The YSB will also launch "The Underground", a safe place for teens to socialize, explore their creative interests, engage in test prep, learn about college and careers, learn how to be entrepreneurs, take advantage of leadership and service learning opportunities, and help create innovative programs.

    For more information, contact (219) 881-5270 or email

  2. The Women for Christ Ministry of Christ Baptist Church invite the children and youth in the community to their Tutoring Program, each Tuesday beginning August 26, 2014, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm for the 2014-15 school year. For more information, contact (219) 938-5504.

  3. Looking for some awesome CHILDCARE? Visit the Riley Child Center in Hammond, across from the Purdue-Cal campus, to learn more. Also, check out this flyer. To schedule your tour, contact (219) 989-2343.

  4. Community Organizations for Families and Youth (COFFY) is seeking youth volunteers to help promote anti-violence throughout our community. They ask that you complete and return to them this Gifts Talents Skills Matrix, to learn how best to apply to the cause those talents you bring to the table. For more information, contact Albert Gay at (219) 757-1836.

  5. New Generation Youth & Family Services presents a FREE Pregnancy Prevention Workshop on the 4th Thursday of every month, excluding holidays, at 839 Broadway, Suite LLB95, Gary from 6 pm - 7:30 pm. This class is for males and females aged 12-18. Refreshments will be served.

    Students will learn the following:
    • Discuss the risky behaviors sex, alcohol and drugs that youth are involved in
    • Discuss decision making tools to help decide to abstain or protect
    • Discuss the consequences of unprotected sex
    • Bring awareness to the economic impact of pregnancy on youth, family & community
    • Discuss how utilizing drugs and alcohol leads to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Drug Addicted Babies

    Contact (219) 951-4063 for further information.

City/Township Offerings   (back to menu)

  1. The Gary Health Department (1145 W. 5th Ave., Gary) is offering FREE flu shots for Gary residents only. Flu shots will be given every Thursday beginning October 2, 2014. Appointments preferred, however walk-ins are accepted. Must show proof of residency. For further information, please call the Health Department at 882-5565.

  2. To increase access to civic legal aid for residents in North Lake County, Indiana Legal Services, Inc. (ILS) now has staff in East Chicago on Mondays & Wednesdays. A paralegal, fluent in both English & Spanish, is available from 10am - 4pm on these days at the Catholic Charities office at 3901 Fir St. in East Chicago's Indiana Harbor neighborhood.

    ILS, a nonprofit organization, provides FREE legal counsel to low-income persons, seniors, and victims of domestic violence on civic legal issues that threaten an individual's ability to obtain (or maintain when threatened) basic necessities. ILS attorneys handle civil cases relating to families | housing | employment | public benefits | healthcare | consumer law matters. ILS cannot accept cases that might generate attorney fees.

    To be eligible for FREE services, a person must have a household income that is less than 125% of the federal poverty income level, meaning an income of $14,353 for a 1-person household or an income of $29,438 for a 4-person household. Clients must be US citizens or documented immigrants, except in certain limited circumstances.

    If you have a civic legal problem that requires immediate attention, call ILS at 888-255-5104.

  3. Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, located at 450 W. 100 North in Valparaiso, offers FREE admission the first Tuesday of every month. For more information, contact (219) 742-2571 or visit them online at Click here for their Calendar of Events.

  4. Open Stage: Life Spoken Through Your Art, every last Tuesday of the month from 7pm - 9pm at 444 Caribbean Grill, 444 S. Lake St., Gary. If your art is Singing | Poetry | Drawing | Painting | Acting | Etc., ARISE Gary wants you to come out and share your talent. For more information, contact (219) 885-9384.

  5. Mommy & Me Story Time, 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:30 am at New Chicago Library, 2007 Central Ave., Lake Station. This 30 minute lapsit program uses song, rhymes, and finger play to encourage interaction and foster language development and motor skills. For more information, contact NorthShore Health Centers at (219)763-8112 ext 5579 or

  6. The City of Gary is launching a campaign to help keep residents informed on the progress of potholes being filled and how to report a pothole that needs to be filled. 1) Call it in to (219) 881-1311, 2) Submit it online at, 3) Download the City of Gary 311 app and report it there. Visit this link for details and to download the app:

  7. Are you a resident of East Chicago, Hammond, Highland, Munster or Whiting? Then the North Township Trustee is at your service, providing assistance to those in need. The Township provides: food | shelter | utility service | clothing | medical/prescriptions | burial/cremation. Are you eligible? Click here to find out.

    Their programs include:
    • Dial-a-Ride
      FREE bus service within the East Chicago, Hammond, Highland, Munster and Whiting communities between 8am and 3pm. Will take you to the doctor's appointment, grocery shopping, fitness center, dentist, etc. Call 219-932-2530, #4 for further information.
    • School Clothing & Supplies
      Giving youth school necessities.
    • Emergency Victim Relief
      Supplying disaster victims with everyday necessities.
    • Wicker Park
      Volleyball, golf & tennis lessons. Special events and activities.
    • Workfare
      Clients working for assistance.

    To apply for service, click here. Or contact their offices at:
    1. 5947 Hohman Avenue
      Hammond, Indiana 46320
      Phone: 219-932-2530
      Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm
    2. 2105 Broadway Street
      East Chicago, Indiana 46312
      Phone: 219-398-2435
      Tuesday-Friday 8am-6pm

    Click here for a list of family services providers in the Township area.

Job Readiness Opportunities   (back to menu)

  1. Seeking Volunteers: The IRS is looking for people to provide free tax help next year. The Urban League of NWI will be operating the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program for the 2014 income tax filing system. The program offers FREE income tax preparation assistance for taxpayers with income of $53,000 or less. Positions needed: Volunteer Tax Preparers | Volunteer Screeners/Greeters. No experience necessary. Free tax law training. Computers & materials provided. Please contact Tersina Jones, Site Coordinator, at (219) 887-9621 or at for more info.

  2. In need of resume development? Refining your interviewing techniques? Assistance with job searches? Contact the Urban League TODAY! They provide these and other employment services FREE every Wednesday from 9:30am - 1:30pm at 3101 Broadway, Gary. Just call (219) 887-9621.

  3. Department of Labor YouthBuild-Gary, a FREE program offering classes to young adults ages 17 – 24 who want to earn their diploma, is now having open enrollment. There is still time to join, but space is limited. If you want to earn your High School diploma, to learn and get certified in the carpentry trade, and earn money for college, visit for more information. Or contact Anew Life Youth Development Corp. at (219) 880-2552.

  4. If you are interested in starting a business, or have a business and need some assistance, call 219-644-3513 to set up an appointment with NWISBDC Business Advisor Bill Gregory. Or visit, apply to be a client by filling out a business survey and submit. A business advisor will call you to set up an appointment at the Gary Annex Building. There is no charge for our services unless you sign up for a workshop.

  5. Looking to start a small business? Meet one-on-one the 1st Tuesday of each month, 9am - 12pm at 839 Broadway, with a counselor offering technical, legal, and financial support for entrepreneurs in Gary. Services include advice on business plans, start ups, expanding businesses, incorporating, financial projections, and applying for small business loans. Contact Kyle Johnson at (312) 275-3000, x133 for further information.

  6. Legacy Foundation in Merrillville is looking for an enthusiastic student who is eager to learn about nonprofit outreach and communications including creating marketing materials, managing social media and email blasts, and writing and updating web content. This individual will help us strengthen our current ties with the Lake County community while helping the Foundation develop new relationships. The Communications Management Intern will assist with special events and community outreach initiatives. Student will gain experience in marketing, fundraising, event planning, and nonprofit management.

    Key Responsibilities
    • Acquire testimonials, stories, and pictures from Legacy fund holders and grantees
    • Work with marketing consultant to upload messages, photos, and videos to website
    • Manage social media efforts (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn)
    • Assist with publishing email blasts through Mailchimp
    • Assist with event planning projects
    • Design communication materials and invitations for special engagement initiatives

    Qualifications and Desired Skills
    • Current undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in Nonprofit Management, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, or related field
    • Detail oriented, dependable, professional
    • Positive Attitude
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Publisher
    • Experience in Adobe Creative Suite InDesign and Photoshop
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    Time Commitment
    • 20 hours per week
    • 15 weeks (October 2014 – January 2014)

    To submit your resume, please click here.

  7. Urban League of Northwest Indiana is seeking volunteers to mentor and tutor youth in the areas of Algebra | English | Public Speaking. Retired teachers are welcome! For more information, contact the Urban League at (219) 887-9621 or visit their website at

  8. Project: AWAKE (Assisting Workforce by Advancing Knowledge for Employment). Learn in-demand skills at NO COST to begin a new career in Advanced Manufacturing. Click here for further details.

Job Offerings   (back to menu)

  1. Applications for Gary Police Officers - New Recruits are now available through Monday, December 1st. Applications are available at the security desk of the Public Safety Facility, 555 Polk St., Gary, Monday - Friday between 8:30 am until 5:00 pm, and also by an e-mail request to Applications will be accepted in the Public Safety Facility's Community Room from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Monday, December 1, 2014 ONLY. Any questions, please contact Ms. Angela Brown at 219-882-4319 or by e-mail at Applications must be returned, in person, by applicant.

  2. INDOT is seeking 12 full-time highway technicians to help oversee construction projects across NWI. The pay rate is $15.40/hour with full benefits. Construction Highway Technicians must have a high school diploma or equivalent and be able to perform basic math calculations. The position also performs general highway maintenance duties during the winter months and new hires must be able to obtain and maintain a commercial driver's license within 90 days. Please apply online at

  3. Food Bank of NWI is seeking a Volunteer/Special Events Associate. The salary for this position is $20,000/yr. Click here for further information. Please apply by submitting your resume to Pamela Perkins at

  4. Hartsfield Village, a Continuing Care Retirement Community, is seeking:
    • (RN) Nursing Care
    • (C.N.A.) Nursing Care
    • (LPN) Nursing Care
    • Cook & Lead Cook
    • Housekeeper/Laundry (casual)
    • Prep Cook (FT & casual)
    • Wait Staff (casual)
    • Dietary Aide (PT)
    • Dining Room Supervisor
    Contact 219-933-8332 for further information.

  5. Legacy Foundation in Merrillville is seeking a part-time Scholarship Administrator for approximately 20 hours/ week to provide programmatic and administrative support for scholarship activities. This position will be responsible for providing support in all aspects of the of the administrative process: from application through award life cycle.

    This position will include the following activities:
    • Application update and review
    • Conversion from paper-based to electronic application system
    • Coordinate selection committee reviews
    • Process applications, awards and payments
    • Comprehend fund criteria and match application to funds available
    • Post award monitoring of scholarship progress to ensure all award conditions are met
    • Communicate effectively and with timeliness to scholarship recipients, selection committee and staff
    • Ensure compliance with scholarship policies and procedures
    • Maintain and update scholarship marketing materials
    • Perform and annual audit of scholarship funds for annual report
    • Coordinate scholarship selection and award notification process
    • Facilitate meetings with school guidance counselors, conduct college workshops and attend local informational events

    • Demonstrated ability to be well-organized self-starter and work effectively with a team, with a proven ability to multitask, set priorities, meet deadlines, and be detail oriented
    • Fluent in computer applications, including e-mail, internet browsers, database programs, and Microsoft Office Suite
    • Bachelors degree or equivalent, plus 3 years related administration or education related experience
    • Knowledge of Lake County region and schools preferred

    *This position offers a flexible schedule and would be ideal for former school personnel, including teachers and guidance counselors!

    To submit your resume, please click here.

  6. Salvation Army needs Truck Drivers. Chauffeur/CDL license. $10-$12/hour. Vacation, Holiday, and Sick hours available. Apply at the Salvation Army ARC, 1351 W. 11th Ave., Gary. Please bring your current license along with your current medical card/physical when applying. For more information, contact Lafayette Duling at (219) 882-9377.

  7. Job Title: Electrician
    Company: Silgan Containers Manufacturing Corp.
    Experience: 5 to 20 years
    Salary: Not Provided
    Job Location: Hammond, IN
    Job Code: 1718 Division
    Please send resume to the company listed or contact the Urban League at (219) 887-9621 further information.

  8. Job Title: Teller Supervisor I/II
    Company: First Midwest Bank
    Experience: Open
    Salary: Not Provided
    Job Location: Hammond, IN
    Requisition Number: 14-4037-FT
    Please send resume to the company listed or contact the Urban League at (219) 887-9621 further information.

  9. Job Title: Dialysis Patient Care Technician CRC Valparaiso
    Company: Davita, Inc.
    Experience: 4 to 20 years
    Salary: Not Provided
    Job Location: Valparaiso, IN
    Please send resume to the company listed or contact the Urban League at (219) 887-9621 further information.

  10. Job Title: Teller I/II
    Company: First Midwest Bank
    Experience: 1 to 2 years
    Salary: Not Provided
    Job Location: Park Forest, IL
    Requisition Number: 14-6028-PT
    Please send resume to the company listed or contact the Urban League at (219) 887-9621 further information.

  11. Job Title: Pharmacy Technician - Full Time Days
    Company: Kindred Healthcare
    Experience: 1 to 20 years
    Salary: Not Provided
    Job Location: Hammond, IN
    Please send resume to the company listed or contact the Urban League at (219) 887-9621 further information.

  12. Job Title: Teller I,II,III
    Company: First Midwest Bank
    Experience: Open
    Salary: Not Provided
    Job Location: Country Club Hills, IL
    Requisition Number: 14-6028-PT
    Please send resume to the company listed or contact the Urban League at (219) 887-9621 further information.

  13. Indiana American Water is seeking a Senior Manager for its Field Services Production. Duties include managing both the field operation and production areas within a state or state district, ensuring cost effective, high quality customer service and operational integrity. Click here for further information or to apply. Or, contact the Urban League at (219) 887-9621.

  14. US Steel is looking for a Maintenance Technician, MTE Learner.

    Job Description:
    The Maintenance Technician Electrical job is a core component for our maintenance forces and requires a trained and experienced individual to continue our success as one of the world's largest steel producers. The Maintenance Technician Electrical performs all electrical maintenance functions necessary to maintain all operating and service equipment using standardized and specialized tools and equipment including mobile equipment, pendant and overheard cranes and forklifts. As a Maintenance Technician Electrical, you will install, maintain, repair and operate a broad range of electrical systems and electrical equipment in a heavy industrial environment to maintain continuous operations.

    Job Responsibilities:
    • Troubleshoot, install, maintain and repair a broad range of electrical and and electronic systems and equipment using schematics, AC/DC systems, and PLC's
    • Provide assistance in operating functions as necessary
    • May work alone with minimal supervision or with other maintenance technicians
    • Work in various areas of the plant locations is required.

    Click here to apply.

  15. ARKA Express is looking for Local, Regional and OTR CDL-A Drivers. Click here for further details.

  16. Lake County Auditor's Office is seeking a part-time auditor. Click here for further details.

  17. Indiana University Northwest is seeking a Custodian. Click here for further details.

  18. Cintas has a few open positions at their Hammond location. Looking for upbeat, reliable individuals, with either customer service, sales or business experience. Cintas is currently looking to hire a handful of Service Sales Representatives in Training. Starting pay is between $12.00 and $15.00 per hour and it is a 4 day work week, with full benefits package. Candidates can apply online at

  19. ArcelorMittal is seeking Maintenance Workers (Electrical and Mechanical). Consider going through their Steelworker for the Future program to qualify today. The program even offers paid on-the-job training at an ArcelorMittal facility. And those who graduate the program have the opportunity to work at ArcelorMittal at a potential average annual income of $90,000 plus benefits.

  20. Join the Fresh Coast Wave Ad Sheet's Sales Team Today. The Fresh Coast Wave Ad Sheet provides associates with the globally recognized "Professional Selling" Training Program. Work full or part time from home and earn as much working part time as many earn working full time in other professions. If you have the determination to succeed, the Ad Executives at the Fresh Coast Wave Ad Sheet want to discuss exciting income earning opportunities with you. Contact them at 219-888-9009 or email them.

Other Stuff   (back to menu)

    Once accepted as a Balfour Scholar, students attend a 5-day residential visit to Indiana University-Bloomington. Academy students will participate in informational sessions and activities to develop their abilities to make informed and personalized decisions regarding their collegiate and career paths. Then throughout their senior year, students will continue to receive mentoring and access to resources to help make the transition to college a smooth one. The analytical skills learned through this program are transferable in nature and will allow students to leverage resources on any campus.

    Students should apply if they:
    • Are completing your junior year of high school
    • Are enrolled in a college preparatory curriculum (Core 40 Diploma or Core 40 with Academic Honors Diploma in Indiana)
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
    Note: Priority given to African American, American Indian, and Latino/a students

    The three brief essay questions include:
    1. Why do you want to go to college?
    2. Why are you interested in attending the 2014 Balfour Scholars Pre-College Academy? What do you hope to gain from this experience and how do you think it will help you in the future?
    3. If selected, are there any specific academic programs (majors) and/or student services you would like to be connected with while you are on campus?

    Applications also must include a copy of your transcript and recommendation letter from teacher or guidance counselor. For more information: Steve Corona, Executive Director, Latinos Count. (260) 740-2527

  2. The Groups Scholars Program now offering IU undergraduates 4 years of funding.
    The Groups Scholars Program provides financial support for tuition and fees as well as other costs related to attending Indiana University Bloomington. The program will soon expand to provide up to four years worth of assistance. Until this year, the program was funded for the freshman year only—but through a reallocation of resources, IU now plans to ensure that participants in the Groups Scholars Program will receive assistance for a full 4 years. Additionally, IU has announced that those students who are already participating in the Groups Scholars Program will also receive assistance for the remainder of their undergraduate education.

    Eligible students are the first in their family to attend college with limited financial resources from all racial and economic backgrounds. Admission requirements for the IU Groups Scholars Program are available online.

    Once admitted into the Groups Scholars Program, students commit to participation in a 6-week on-campus "boot camp" prior to the start of their freshman year, an intense series of sessions designed to prepare the students for the rigors of college-level studies. That summer program entails prep courses in math, critical reading and English composition, while familiarizing the students with the campus as well as academic expectations. Other key resources, including tutoring and peer mentoring services, aid Groups students in their pursuits of academic excellence and personal achievement.

    The IU Groups Scholars Program admits more than 200 students each year. For more information about the program, visit the Groups Scholars website.

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