Calumet Project (Hammond, IN)

Name

  • Name:Bessie Dent
  • Title:Program Coordinator

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Calumet Project
  • Address:6819 Indianapolis
    Hammond, IN 46324
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:219-845-5008
  • Main fax:219-845-5032

User Address

  • Address:6819 Indianapolis
    Hammond, IN 46324
    United States

User Phone

  • Direct phone:219-845-5008
  • Other fax:219-845-5032

User Email

Location

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General

  • Mission:
  • The Calumet Project stands for saving and creating jobs of dignity with wages that improve the quality of life in our communities, environmentally sustainable and socially economic development, and economic, social and environmentally justice for people in the region.

  • History:
  • The Calumet Project was founded in 1984 as a joint project of the church-based United Citizen Organization of East Chicago, Indiana and the community-labor coalition Midwest Center for Labor Research based in Chicago, Illinois. In 1989 the Calumet Project was incorporated as an independent, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization.
    The Calumet Project is a grassroots coalition based in Northwest Indiana. The groups mission is to unite clergy, congregations, community activists, environmentalists, labor unionists, and neighborhood residents in striving for the economic, and social revitalization of the region. The Calumet Project stands for saving and creating jobs of dignity with wages that improve the quality of life in our communities, environmentally sustainable and socially responsible economic development, and economic, social, and environmental justice for people in the region. From current census data we know that Lake County has a population that is 25.3 African American and 12.2 Latino. If we look at the urban core, people of color make up a substantially larger part of the population: Gary, 89 East Chicago 87.9 Hammond 37.6.
    The work of the Calumet Project focuses on the industrialized cities of Gary, Hammond, and East Chicago. Northwest Indiana has never recovered from the devastating recession and wave of plant closures that began in the early 1970s. The once-vibrant commercial and retail centers of East Chicago and Gary now languish as a sea of vacant lots and boarded up buildings. With the exception of currency exchanges, blood banks that pay for blood, river boat gambling, and payday loan stores, the cities of Gary and East Chicago, lack the basic commercial infrastructure needed to serve most of the150,000 residents.

  • Year established:1984
  • Endowment:Unknown

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Board Members
    Lois Bell
    Carlotta Blake-King
    Veleta Brannon i
    Ray Kotka
    Steven Kozel, Sr
    Anna Flores Martell
    Charles Petersen
    Sandra A. Trass
    John Stankovic
    Carl Wolf

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Staff
    Bessie Dent

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Unknown
  • IRS Section:
  • Tax ID:35-1748816

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