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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. Living Hope Church invites you out to its Bag of Blessings - Thanksgiving Food Giveaway at 9000 Taft St. in Merrillville on November 20 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. They will be giving away FREE perishable items. Bring your own bags or boxes. Call (219) 769-3601 for further deets....

  2. Come be a part of the City of Gary's Annual Thanksgiving Celebration & Give-away on November 21 from 10am - 2pm at the Genesis Convention Center in Gary. You must register to attens. Registration ends 11/13 - applications can be competed at the City Hall Customer Service Desk or online at Please include copies of proof of residency. All approved recipients will be notifed by either mal and/or phone. For more info, call (219) 881-4815.

  3. Recycled Holiday Crafts (Upcycling): Participants learn the importance of recycling while making crafts for the holidays. Participants will make snow globes using old pasta jars and 3D snowflakes using junk mail that comes around Black Friday. Jars and other supplies will be available, but if students wish, they may bring their own (recycled) supplies. Everyone takes a craft project home. All ages welcome. Meets at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens classroom on November 21 from noon - 2pm at 450 W. 100 North in Valparaiso. $10/Child, 1 Adult with child Free, Adults $10, Seniors free. REGISTER HERE.

  4. Join the Grace Closet of Pathway Church on November 22, 2015 for their annual FREE Community Thanksgiving Dinner and Coat Drive from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at 4410 Central Ave. in Lake Station. For more deets, please call: (219) 962-2786.

  5. Come out and learn about NorthShore Health Centers' Diabetic Education Group on November 24 at 1pm at 2490 Central Ave., Lake Station in the Lake Station Medical Conference Room. Contact (219) 763-8112 for additional information.

  6. Come join in on the FUN Thanksgiving weekend: the Lakeshore Classic is here! November 27 and 28 at West Side Leadership Academy, 9th Ave. & Gerry St. in Gary starting at 6pm both nights. It's basketball at its finest: Gary West Side Lady Cougars vs. John Marshall Lady Commandos, followed by Gary Roosevelt Academy vs. East Chicago Central on 11/27; Thea Bowman Academy vs. Wendell Phillips Academy, followed by Gary West Side Academy vs. Tinley Accelerated HS on 11/28. Contact (219) 885-7407 for all the deets.

  7. You are invited to the Child Care Resource and Referral Open House on November 30 at 1401 E 144th St. in East Chicago from 5:30 PM-7:30 PM. Come and check out their new office serving the Northwest Indiana area. Staff will be available for Q&A on ways to meet the growing needs of families and childcare providers in Northwest Indiana. And... there will be Light Refreshments | Art Activities for Children | Prizes. Contact Deborah Hartzler at (219) 757-1847 for more deets...

  8. Join NorthShore Health Centers for their Cookies with Santa on December 8, 2015 from 11:00am- 1:00pm at 2490 Central Ave. in Lake Station - FREE. Visit with Santa | Raffle baskets| Baby Christmas craft | & more!! RSVP by 12/1/15 at (219) 763-8112, ext. 1811 (ask for Michelle).

  9. Kids Afternoon Out at the Movies at 3pm at 4800 Harrison St. in Gary on January 9th. Popcorn and snack included. Movies will be current. Parents welcome. Contact Chaplain Cielocha at 219-487-4267 for more info.

  10. Kids Afternoon Out at the Movies at 3pm at 4800 Harrison St. in Gary on February 6th Popcorn and snack included. Movies will be current. Parents welcome. Contact Chaplain Cielocha at 219-487-4267 for more info.

  11. Kids Afternoon Out at the Movies at 3pm at 4800 Harrison St. in Gary on March 5th. Popcorn and snack included. Movies will be current. Parents welcome. Contact Chaplain Cielocha at 219-487-4267 for more info.

Free Stuff   (back to menu)

  1. Prom Genie is a Not-For-Profit Organization 501(c)3 that provides free prom dresses to High School Girls in Hammond and the NWI area. Please contact them for further information: (219) 230-6483,, or

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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:

    • Coming Soon...

    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. Free tutoring for City of Hammond students in grades 9-12: CR Works is offering free tutoring Monday-Thursday at 5625 Hohman Ave. in Hammond. The service is available for City of Hammond students in grades 9-12. Students arrive at their office Monday thru Thursday usually between the hours of 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and leave by 6 p.m., often coming at least a couple of days a week. Students-athletes or others in after-school clubs can obtain special hours upon request. Parents will need to fill out an application and provide income, residency and identity verification. Please call them between the hours of 9-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday at (219) 852-6224 for more information. Ask for Tom or Maribel. Se habla Espanol.

  2. Your 'tween or teen looking for a cool afterschool gig (i.e., job)? The Highland and Dyer MOPS groups are in need of Childcare Workers for their bi-weekly meetings. Workers over 16 are paid a flat $25 per meeting. Workers under 16 earn $15 per meeting. If a worker brings a child or children in their care with them, $5 is deducted from their rate. The Highland MOPS meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday every month. Email Lori Koedyker for more info. The Dyer MOPS meet on Fridays. Email Kayla Holajter for more info.

  3. Year-Round AfterSchool Programming for Gary Youth:
    The Gary Youth Services Bureau, in partnership with the Superintendent of Public Parks Lori Latham, is now providing multi-site out-of-school time programs for youth ages 4 to 20. 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

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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. Indiana University Northwest offers a leading Adult Education program that promotes professional development, lifelong learning and personal enrichment for residents in Gary and throughout Northwest Indiana. The program offers evening or weekend classes on the IU Northwest campus, plus an extensive array of impactful online courses. Please visit their website for all the deets...

  2. Another Chance Outreach Center presents Moving Forward 2, FREE community services for women living in Lake County. These workshops are centered around the theme: Moving Forward from Substance Abuse II, covering topics such as:
    • Substance Abuse
    • Domestic Violence
    • Strong Families
    • Relapse Prevention
    • Parent Reunification
    • Financial Management
    • Health & Wellness
    • HIV Awareness
    • Life Skills
    Workshops will be held at Another Chance's transitional living facility or at a location in Lake County. All participants will be given a clinical assessment, group therapy, and 1-on-1 counseling from a Licensed Addiction Counselor. Contact Jaylen Johnson for further information: 219-487-5448 or

  3. Early Learning Partnership offers GROUP CONNECTIONS to all Lake County families with children birth to kindergarten at NO CHARGE. GROUP CONNECTIONS are fun opportunities for parents or caregivers and their child(ren) to build social connections with each other, engage in focused parent-child interaction, and increase knowledge of ways to support children's development. Oh...and each family receives a FREE BOOK!

    GROUP CONNECTIONS meet in Griffith, Hammond, and Whiting:

    • Wicker Memorial Park Clubhouse, 2125 Ridge Rd., Highland
      10:30-11:30am on 11/18/15
      Contact Lina, 219.228.2574, or Erin, 219.228.2575, for more info.

    • Miller Elementary School, 6530 New Hampshire, Hammond
      5-6pm on 11/24/15
      Contact Hilda, 219.228.2578, or Lorena, 219.228.2636, for more info.

    • Whiting Administration Bldg., 1500 Center, 2nd FL, Whiting
      11am-12pm on 11/25/15
      Contact Marisol, 219.228.2577, for more info.

    • Beiriger Elementary School, 601 N. Lillian St., Griffith
      1:30-2:30pm on 11/11/15
      Contact Maria, 219.924.4030, for more info.

    Or...visit Early Learning Partnership's website TODAY!

  4. ARISE, in partnership with Artopia Arts and Crafts Cultural Academy, is offering Arts and Crafts Classes for all ages every Saturday from 12pm until 3pm. Please contact ARISE at 219-885-9384 for more information.

  5. Gary Neighborhood Services is providing Utility Assistance Monday through Friday starting at 7:45 AM on a first come first served basis at 300 W. 21st Ave. in Gary. For more information, click here, or call (219) 883-0431.

  6. Law firm offers expungement services FREE to veterans:
    The Scott King Group, a Northwest Indiana law firm with its practice concentrated on criminal defense services, will provide legal services for military veterans eligible for expungement of prior criminal histories FREE OF CHARGE in Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton and Jasper counties.

    Interested veterans can schedule appointments and must provide proof of military service in order to qualify.

    Attorneys will review the necessary information and if the veteran qualifies for expungement under Indiana law, the necessary documents will be prepared and filed with the court without cost to the veteran. And should a court hearing be needed, the attorney will attend, again without cost to the veteran.

    "I have seen media accounts and have also had clients describe the challenges faced by many veterans getting appropriate employment after their military service," King said. "There are any number of reasons for these challenges that are outside our expertise, but in this small way, we see an opportunity to try to help people who have helped us with their sacrifices."

    For more information, visit or call (219) 769-6300.

  7. The Village Mama's Circle meets every Thursday at 5:30p at 839 Broadway, Suite 202S in Gary. Come join this loving, supportive circle of women raising children in Gary. Please bring a dish, snack, or non-alcoholic beverage to share. Contact Ebony at (219) 881-5270 for more info.

  8. NWI Community Action is now offering the Individual Development Accounts Program (IDA). IDA is a special savings account for peoples with low to moderate incomes. IDAs are designed to assist individuals in achieving self-sufficiency bycombining financial literacy education with a matched savings account.

    Your money is matched to encourage and help you to save enough to buy an asset, such as a house or business. Each month you are expected to make regular deposits into an IDA, and when you meet your savings goal for the year, the State of Indiana will match every $1.00 that you've saved with $3.00.

    You can use your combined IDA savings to:
    • Buy a home
    • Further your education or enroll in a job training program
    • Start or expand a small business.

    To be a participant in the 4-year Indiana IDA Program you must:
    • Be a resident of the State of Indiana
    • Have earned income
    • Have household income which is below 175% of the federal poverty level
    • Be able to save $25/month or $300/year
    • Attend 8 hours of Financial Literacy Training
    • Attend training and/or counseling sessions in specific to their chosen asset goal.

    If you are interested in participating in IDA, contact Annette King at (219) 794-1829, ext. 2441.

  9. Hudson Campbell Sports & Fitness Center Weekly Class Schedule

  10. The City of Gary Recycling Department offers FREE tire collections at 900 Madison St. Monday thru Friday. Gary citizens can drop off 4 tires between the hours of 8am to 2pm. They also offer FREE shredding to Gary citizens at 900 Madison St., Wednesdays and Fridays from 8a-2p.

  11. Click HERE for Gary Public Transportation Corporation (GPTC) Schedule Updates.

  12. The Urban League of NWI offers Digital Literacy Classes. In just 7 lessons, you will be get the proper training and skills that you need, such as:
    • Introduction to Computers
    • Common Computer Terminology
    • Computer Functions, performance, and Features
    • Computer Operating Systems
    • Preparation for College
    • Internet, World Wide Web, Email, Blog, Instagram, and the Cloud
    • Spreadsheet and Database Development

    Contact the Urban League at (219) 887-9621 for more information.

  13. Optometry Services now available at North Shore Health Centers' Lake Station location, 2490 Central Avenue! Sliding scale fees are available for patients who are uninsured.

    Offering a range of services, including:
    • Comprehensive Eye Exams (for patients as young as 3 years old)
    • Diabetic Eye Exams
    • Cataract Evaluations
    • Glaucoma Evaluations
    • Eye Infections Management
    • EyePACS Photography
    • Contact Lens Services
    • Optical Dispensary.

    Hours: Monday, Thursday: 8:30am - 5p; Tuesday, Friday: 8:30am - 12p; Wednesday: 10:30am - 7p. For appointments or more information, please call 219-763-8112.

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

  15. 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.

  16. Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, located at 450 W. 100 North in Valparaiso, offers FREE admission the first Tuesday of every month. And during the winter, don't forget to pick up your snowshoes at the gatehouse (available for both children and adults) to explore their snow-covered trails; they are free with admission, on a first come-first served basis. For more information, contact (219) 742-2571 or visit them online at Click here for their Calendar of Events.

  17. 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.

  18. Beyond the Baby Blues NWI Peer Support, 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:30pm to 7pm at Portage Public Library, Conference Room, 2665 Irving St., Portage. This support group is for women experiencing Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorder, including depression, anxiety and panic disorder. Come and share your struggles and stories. For more information, contact NorthShore Health Centers at (219) 763-1508 or

  19. NorthShore Health Centers presents its FamilyFoodFun monthly meetings, which include story and floor time activities, a cooking/nutrition class, as well as raffles and giveaways. Families will enjoy a home-cooked, hot lunch while also receiving updates on NorthShore's services and community events. Held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 11am at NorthShore's Lake Station site (2490 Central Ave.), this meeting is FREE for families whose youngest child is between 1 month to 2 years of age. RSVP is required via phone or e-mail. For more information, contact NorthShore Health Centers at (219) 763-8112, ext. 1811 or at

  20. The City of Gary has 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:

  21. 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. The Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship & Training Fund - Hobart Campus is accepting applications for Carpenter and Milwright Apprenticeship programs. Applicants must be at least 17 years old and have a High School diploma or GED. For more info, call (219) 947-3348 or visit their website at

  2. Did you know that in as little as 6 months, you could be earning as LEAST $30,000/year in one of these industries: Manufacturing | Healthcare | Transportation, Distribution & Logistics | Hospitality & Tourism? Scholarships are available. Go to your local WorkOne office to find out if you qualify or call (877) 607-0680.

  3. Not sure which direction you should be going?
    • Are you between 17-21 years of age?
    • Do you have a career in mind?
    • Do you know if it is the right career for you?

    Let WorkOne help you:
    • Exposure to various aspects of an industry
    • Internships & Job Shadowing
    • Paid & unpaid community service work experiences
    • Entrepreneurship
    • and MORE!

    Contact your local WorkOne youth representative, Ms. Kris, today to discuss eligibility and to complete an application: 3522 Village Circle, Gary | (219) 981-4100, x308. Or click here to learn more about the WorkOne Youth Programs available throughout Northwest Indiana.

  4. Indiana Plan for Equal Employment works to provide opportunities for minorities, women, and disadvantaged workers in the construction industry. It is a pre-apprenticeship program that assists these populations as they work towards acceptance into a formal apprenticeship program.

    The training seeks to provide individuals with a basic understanding of the education that is required in any building trades program. Following training, individuals will have broader opportunities for employment as they are placed into construction jobs at a training rate that provides more valuable experience for them to gain acceptance into a formal apprenticeship.

    Indiana Plan’s northern Indiana office is located in the Urban League building. If you have any questions or would like to seek a career in the construction trade, please contact Brian Shipp or Tamara Bradley at 219-884-4503.

  5. The Urban League of NWI offers a Job Preparedness Program at their offices in both English and Spanish. Available on Wednesdays and Thursdays, by appointment, from 10:00 AM—2:00 PM, the program helps individuals in their job search, helps connect them with the right people, and helps set themselves up for future success.

    The following is a list of services the program provides:
    • Email Creation
    • Resume Building
    • Cover Letter Creation
    • Mock Interviews
    • Dress for Success

    They also offer specialized services and workshops that train beginners on different computer skills such as basic computer knowledge, creating an email account, internet job search, and introduction to business and entrepreneurship.

    For more information, feel free to contact the Urban League at (219) 887-9621.

  6. Come join the Bethel Career Resource Network (BCRN) Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:00pm at Bethel Church/Crown Point, 10202 Broadway. Meetings begin Wednesday, 9/9 and continue through Wednesday, 10/14. Come seeking a job or looking for new hires. Good opportunity to make new connections. Assistance offered in writing resumes and interviewing skills. Call (219) 663-9200 for more info.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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. Peoples Bank has part-time teller positions available within Northwest IN. Qualified applicants need prior customer service experience and enjoy talking with people. Prior banking or retail experience is also helpful.

    Responsibilities include: 1) acknowledging customers’ needs with suggestions of appropriate Bank’s products and services, and 2) processing financial transactions. Interested applicants please complete an on-line application.

    For over 100 years, Peoples Bank has maintained a philosophy of commitment to the customer, a belief that has allowed Peoples Bank to thrive and continue to serve the people of Northwest Indiana. It’s the same philosophy that drives Peoples now as it did in 1910 when the Bank first opened for business.

    Headquartered in Munster, Indiana, Peoples Bank provides a wide range of consumer, business and wealth management products along with electronic banking services, as well as a tradition of high-quality performance to the residents of Lake and Porter Counties. Peoples has been chosen as a Best Places to Work in Indiana for the past three years.

    Peoples is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

  2. Lake Ridge Schools has JOBS! Please CLICK HERE to learn more...

  3. Able Paper & Janitorial Supplies is looking for a Delivery Person. Call Scott at 219-746-9233 for more information.

  4. The East Chicago Water Department is seeking a P/T Field Worker. Duties include performing field work functions associated with reading and recording water usage data from meters. CLICK HERE for a full job description and for instructions on how to apply.

  5. PACMORE is currently seeking a Maintenance Mechanic for 2nd and 3rd shift for their manufacturing plant located on 1844 Summer Street in Hammond, IN. The Maintenance Mechanic will ensure that production and processing equipment is in working order in order to meet production goals and will work with production staff to develop machine requirements for new product introductions.

    Hours for 2nd Shift - Tuesday thru Saturday - 3:45 p.m. to 12:15 a.m.

    Hours for 3rd Shift - Tuesday thru Saturday - 11:45 p.m. to 8:15 a.m

    For more information, CLICK HERE.

  6. Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is having WorkOne accept and screen applications for full-time employment at SIA for Production Associates. Just fill out an application at the following link if you are interested in applying: FYI: the fastest way to the job order is to enter - Keyword: production associate and city: Lafayette. The job order is #8689408. At the bottom of the job order is a link to the application to complete.

  7. Gentle Dental Family Care is seeking a Dental Assistant. They are seeking a mature individual who is sold out for Christ, and is flexible, trainable, and willing to be part of dental team that serves Christ in a very special way.

    Job duties will include, but are not limited to, assisting Dr. Garza with procedures on patients, cleaning the operatories (procedure rooms), sterilizing of instruments, general housekeeping of the office, filing charts, calling insurances, and scheduling appointments. Experience is not required, but helpful. Dr. Garza is willing to train the right person. For more info, contact their offices at (219) 924-7733 or stop by at: 844 N. Cline Ave. in Griffith.

  8. Lake Ridge Schools (NW Indiana) is seeking a new Program Director for its 21st CCLC program named Hi-Def. For more info, CLICK HERE or visit HERE.

  9. G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc. is an international securoty organization that provides a large array of security services to business, industry, and government. Currently G4S USA is seeking minority and female applicants, as well as those who are disabled or veterans, for a variety of full-time and part-time positions for Security Officers and Administrative Support. Those interested in learning more about G4S USA and these opportunities, please visit their website at or contact the Urban League of NWI at (219) 887-9621.

  10. Albanese Confectionery is seeking to fill Sales Positions. Those interested in learning more or applying, please visit their website. When apply, please include with your cover letter that you were referred by Stephanie Ward of Bethel.

  11. Albanese Candy Outlet Store is seeking a full-time Candy Bagger from October to December. Must be able to work on feet and lift up to 50 lbs. Those interested in learning more or applying, please visit their website. When apply, please include with your cover letter that you were referred by Stephanie Ward of Bethel.

  12. LUKE OIL-LIQ-GO TEAM is seeking a full-time Warehouse Assistant/Delivery Driver, $9-$11/hr starting. Those interested in learning more or applying, please email D. McGuffey.

  13. Cedar Lake Ministries, a non-denominational camp and conference center in Northwest Indiana, is seeking Housekeeping Positions. Will train, but experience is a plus. Those interested in learning more or applying, please contact Sanusi Mutuwa at 219-374-5941 or via email.

  14. Cedar Lake Ministries is seeking a Guest Services Representative. This is a 28 - 32 hr./week position, including some evening and weekend hours. It is on the frontline of our guest services ministry and provides general front office support and performs a variety of clerical duties and related tasks in a fast paced office.

    Candidate should be personable, organized and have very good phone, writing & verbal communication skills. They must be able to demonstrate good computer skills with competence in the use of Microsoft Office software. Should be able to multi-task under pressure.

    Those interested in learning more or applying, please contact Sanusi Mutuwa at 219-374-5941 or via email.

  15. Moody Bible Institute/Global Ministries has various openings available. Those interested in learning more or applying, please contact Audrey Gross at 312-329-4100 or visit their website at

  16. YRC FREIGHT is seeking Various Position, including Dock Workers. Begin as part-time replacement employees. One can work up to 40 hours/week, primarily nights and weekends. If work is satisfactory, many will be hired as full-time employees with good benefits. Those interested in learning more or applying, please visit their website.

  17. Indiana Collegiate Action Network is hiring a Full Time Program Coordinator. Required: Bachelor’s degree in public health or related field, with experience working on a college or university campus or other organization addressing student health, specifically substance abuse. Strong technology and communication skills a must. Must be able to travel in state. Job responisbilities include:
    • Maintain Facebook and website pages
    • Plan and organize annual ICAN conference
    • Plan and organize annual ICAN/ICRUD trainings
    • Assist with development and promotion of annual substance abuse survey, assist with campus recruitment
    • Assist with promoting and awarding annual mini grants, providing technical assistance to campuses as needed
    • Others duties as assigned

    Please contact Lisa Hutcheson if interested in applying.

  18. Construction Workers Needed for East Chicago company. Hoist Liftruck Manufacturing, Inc. is looking for highly skilled contruction workers for a variety of positions (wages from $16-$30 per hour):
    • General Laborers
    • Concrete Finishers
    • Pipefitters
    • Carpenters
    • Drywall Hangars
    • Iron Workers
    • Plumber Fitters
    • Electricians
    • Truck Drivers
    • Landscapers

    Candidates should possess 2 years of construction experience and be able to perform construction site tasks. Candidates are expected to operate and handle numerous construction instruments and power tools. Must be able to pass background and drug screen. Interested candidates must refer themselves to the job order on - #8666958 and attach a resume showing their experience. Qualified candidates will be contacted via email by WorkOne with an invitation to a screening session.

    • Driver Trainees
    • Newly Licensed CDL Drivers
    • Experienced CDL Drivers
    For the Basic CDL Qulaifications required for this opportunity, click here, or...Call TODAY for more info: 219-880-2284 or 219-427-6883, ask for Bennie.

  20. Have you contacted the City of Gary Job Line yet for the latest job opportunties? Well, what are you waiting for? Call it TODAY: (219) 881-4386. Or you can submit an email for a current listing:

  21. CN–North America’s Railroad is now hiringl They are seeking talented people who will positively contribute to their company and culture. New hires start off on the right foot with paid training, and many will spend time at their state-of-the-art training facility on the CN Campus, located in Homewood, IL, just 30 miles south of Chicago.

    They offer the total package:
    • long-term jobs with a competitive salary
    • training and career development
    • remarkable health benefits
    • a pension plan
    • a share purchase plan
    They invest in their people for the long-haul, ensuring they have the tools, skills and support they need to succeed, everyday.

    To join their hard-working team, please create a profile and submit an application through their jobs website at You can also review the position videos they have posted, as well as sign up for their job alerts.

    Questions? Contact Patrick Crain at or phone 708-332-3521.

  22. NICTD (South Shore) has posted new career opportunities for: Track Machine Operators (Class A CDL Required)/Laborers, Mechanical Department Project Engineers, and Entry Level Shop Machinist. Click HERE to view the job opportunities on the NICTD website.

  23. 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.

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  1. Off to College? Begin your Scholarship Search with the Legacy Foundation TODAY!

    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

  3. 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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