Education, Training and Employment

  1. Catholic Charities
    6919 Indianapolis Blvd.                                
    Hammond and East Chicago, IN
    (219) 844-4883
    (219) 397-5803
  2. God First Ministries
    801 East Chicago Avenue, East Chicago, IN 46312
    Minister Bobbie Hawkins                 
    (219) 378-1965

    Provides free basic computer training by appointment only, food pantry and spiritual counseling (Fridays 6:30 pm)

  3. Hammond Innovation Center                          

    5209 Hohman Avenue, Hammond, IN  46320
    Greg Boyan – Executive Director
    (219) 750-1202

    Small business incubator assisting start-up companies.

  4. Hammond Area Career Center                          
    5727 Sohl Avenue Hammond, IN 46324
     (219) 933-2419

    Secondary academics, secondary business, vocational shops, basic skills classes, ESL/citizenship, GED prep, computer training and literacy classes.

  5. Hessville Bible Church
    6512 Grand Avenue, Hammond, IN 46323
    Rev. David A. Kiesling
    (219) 844-8900

    Christian School – kindergarten to high school – 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Affordable self-defense program from 4:30 to 7p.m. Tuesday-Thursday.  

    Teen & Junior Club, Growing Kids God’s Way Program twice a year.

  6. Hispanics for Higher Education
    9116 Spring Street, Highland, IN  46322
    Judith Garibay-Herrera
    ​​​​​​​(219) 801-8201

    Provides citizenship classes with ESL and Immigration Services.

    ESL classes from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
    Citizen classes from 5 to 7 p.m. ​​​​​​​Monday through Wednesday.

  7. Homeless Children and Youth Services
    Lafayette Elementary School
    856 Sibley Street, Hammond, IN 46320
    (219) 933-2472

    Facilitates the enrollment, attendance and success of the homeless in 

    Hammond Public Schools.

  8. Indiana Wesleyan University
    Education Center
    8415 Georgia St., Merrillville, IN  46410
    Lisa Spurr, Corporate Development
    (219) 689-3571              

    Provides higher education tailored to adult students.

  9. Ivy Tech Community College

    410 E. Columbus Dr., East Chicago, IN  46312
    R. Louie Gonzalez, Executive Dean
    (219) 392-3600

    Higher Education and vocational training.

  10. KV Works

    300 Legacy Plaza West, LaPorte, IN 46350
    Tom Rayshich, Workforce Strategist/Business Services
    (219) 362-1511

    Employment, recruiting, and placement.

  11. Living Water MBC/Foundation
    6511 Jefferson, Hammond, IN 46324
    Rev. Fr. Homer Walker Jr.
    (219) 937-4547

    GED – Preparing for their Future Family Counseling.
    Domestic Abuse Intervention.
    SAFE – Safety and Family Education.
    YADA – Youth Against Domestic Abuse.

  12. Mt. Zion Baptist Church
    1047 Kenwood Street, Hammond, IN 46320
    Rev. William Collins
    (219) 931-4337

    Counseling service by appointment only.
    Addiction counseling, work-release and tutoring programs.
    Partnership with local drug program. 

    Food pantry fourth Friday of the month.

  13. North Township Trustee’s Office – Frank J. Mrvan

    5947 Hohman Avenue, Hammond, IN 46320
    (219) 932-2530

    2105 Broadway, East Chicago, IN 46312
    (219) 398-2435

    Helps clients seek employment.

  14. Northwest Indiana Center for Data and Analysis 

    3400 Broadway, Gary, IN  46408
    (219) 981-5612

    Education and research for data, which are helpful for proposal 

    development and reporting.

  15. New Life House of God

    636 Conkey Street, Hammond, IN 46324
    Pastors Grant and Renee Allison
    (219) 937-1055

    Provides daydare and waives copay for families unable to pay.
    Counseling by appointment only. Clothing and food assistance.
    Youth Program open to all. Minsitry refers to Hammond Career Center for Educational Programs.

  16. Purdue University
    Purdue Extension Lake County Office

    2293 N. Main St., Room A-312, Crown Point, IN 46307
    Brad Clinehens, Extension Educator/Economic & Community Development
    (219) 755-3240

    Assistance in the areas of planning, leadership, civic engagement, workforce development, entrepreneurship, youth programs, community and public policy engagement.

  17. Purdue University Calumet
    Educational Talent Search

    2200-169th Street, Hammond, IN 46323
    (219) 989-2460

    Federally funded TRIO program assists targeted participants in the Hammond, East Chicago and Lake Ridge schools in preparation for post-secondary enrollment. Available to families are various financial aid programs that encourage high school and college dropouts to re-enter academic programs.

  18. Sawyer College
    7833 Indianapolis Blvd., Hammond, IN 46324

    Director of Admissions, Wayne Hampton
    Johnny Craig, Executive Director
    (219) 844-0100

  19. School City of Hammond                             

    Adult Education Department

    5727 Sohl Avenue, Room 336, Hammond, IN  46320
    (219) 933-2419

    ESL and GED classes for adults.

    Citizenship test preparation classes.

    Workforce education.

  20. Tradewind Services

    3198 E. 83rd Place, Merrillville, IN 46410
    Pamela Wise
    (219) 945-0100

  21. Unity Church of Christ
    740 River Drive, Hammond, IN 46324
    Rev. Geraldine Colvin
    (219) 931-5284

    Classes for adults varies.
    Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. for children and teens. 

  22. WorkOne Northwest                                        

    5265 Hohman Avenue, Suite 1A, Hammond, IN 46320
    (219) 933-8332

    Providing unemployment and work registration.