Community Action Awards

Just as your voice matters, what you do matters.

Legacy Foundation is pleased to announce that we will be giving out Community Action Awards to ideas generated through On the Table discussions. Ten participants at On the Table will be awarded $1,000 each for a project resulting from their On the Table conversations.

Organization involved

Project Summary

Project Name

Video (if submitted) or photo

AMFB Mentors

Youth will play the game of “LIFE” and visit stations such as banks, car dealerships, mortgage lenders and more! Additionally, parents will participate in a workshop targeting family strengthening in financial literacy.

#Adulting is Hard

City Life Center

Group of 6th – 8th grade youth will research and interview those doing good things throughout the city of Gary. Interviews will be conducted with a wide range of individuals: youth, adults, city leaders, etc. The podcast will be broadcasted via social media.

What’s Good Gary

Franciscan Health

Project will consist of planning, implementing, and evaluating a pre/post natal education event. This event will provide education as well as other incentives (diapers, wipes, gas and grocery cards, etc.) towards lifting some burdens or barriers to the root causes.

Supporting Families from Infancy to Adulthood

Gary Commission for the Social Status of Black Males (GCSSBM)

Host an event in Gary, IN where 50 young African-American women from Gary can discuss challenges they face and solutions to how they can help create policies for the Commission to present to the Gary Common Council and Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson.

Engaging Young Black Women in Gary, Indiana

Girls on the Run NWI

Match up two Spring 2017 Girls on the Run sites, in opposite parts of Lake County, and send each team on a field trip to their “Sister Site.” The girls will have a change to get to know each other, as well as be exposed to an entirely new community.

Field Trip!

Lady’s N Charge

During Thanksgiving, pack baskets that include a full turkey meal to give to needy families. Families are chosen through social workers at schools as well as women’s shelters.

No Child Left Hungry

Miller Beach Tourism Bureau

Officially launching the Miller Beach Tourism Bureau with a photo contest, which will award cash prizes to the residents and visitors who’s photos best evoke that theme.

My Miller Beach Photo Contest

Open Hearts Therapeutic Riding Center

Purchase/build a movable stepping stone/wheelchair accessible ramp for physically and mentally handicapped children to assist in “mounting” the therapy horses.

Building up at Open Hearts Therapeutic Riding Center

School City of Hobart’s Building Brickies

Host a monthly free networking dinner to build community relationships through community service.

Connecting the Community

Steel City Academy

A student led initiative and business that will beautify the community and create safe spaces for recreational activities by allowing students to garden and landscape.

Steel City Landscape