Lake Area United Way

Lake Area United Way

Today:   We find out more about the Lake Area United Way's 2019 campaign -- continuing 0n the effort of 2018 by the nonprofit, to help Lake County "working poor" families with affordable childcare and into jobs paying livable wages.  Statistics show 22-percent of Lake County households are considered in the "working poor" category, and that is on top of an additional 15-percent of local households in poverty.

Lake Area United Way

Lake Area United Way honors its volunteers and community-based employees for their efforts this year with the second annual STAR Awards celebration to be held in Munster on December 5th.   STAR stands for Serving Together Achieves Results. 

Lisa Daugherty, the President and CEO of the Lake Area United Way, came on "Regionally Speaking" on Monday to talk about the awards program to be held at the Center for the Visual and Performing Arts in Munster -- as well as talk about the new role that the organization  is playing in Lake County.

Lake Area United Way

Today:  Lake Area United Way honors its volunteers and community-based employees for their efforts this year with the second annual STAR Awards celebration to be held in Munster on December 5th.  We learn more about the awards from Lisa Daugherty, President and CEO of the Lake Area United Way, as well as find out more about the new role that the organization plays in Lake County.

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The Lake Area United Way's "United for Families Network" is opening an opportunity for adults who are high school dropouts or who didn't complete their high school studies to get Core 40 diplomas -- the same diplomas that they would've earned had they stayed in school. 

The new Excel Center, supported by Goodwill in northwest Indiana, is patterned after a successful center in South Bend. 

Lake Area United way

Today:  Lisa Daugherty, President and CEO of Lake Area United Way, Guy Fisher of Goodwill's operations in northwest Indiana and Cindy Cavanaugh, the Director for the new Excel Center in Hammond are in the studio to talk about the United Way's "United for Families Network" and how the new Excel Center, supported by Goodwill, will give adults who are high school dropouts or who didn't complete their high school studies the opportunity to get Core 40 diplomas.  The new center in Hammond is patterned after a successful one in South Bend.