Founded on June 1st, 2013, The Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne, Inc., doing business as FortWayne.Education in Fort Wayne, Indiana and as Lifetime.Education in Detroit, MI, and Boston, MA is an educational 501(c)3 non-profit that serves those impacted by homelessness, poverty, mental illness, and substance abuse through free specialized classes and tutoring at partner sites throughout Fort Wayne, Indiana.
We believe we can all do more when we work together. This is why the Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne, Inc. was founded and operates based completely on partnerships. We are a volunteer-based organization that takes education to our clients, wherever they are in Fort Wayne, free of charge.
Why We Started
Prior to founding the Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne, Inc. Dmitriy Usher & Mariange Ayala served as AmeriCorps*VISTA members working in literacy based non-profits and federal anti-poverty initiatives. There, they discovered their passion for service.
As our mission expanded and evolved - so did our name. We began operating primarily as Lifetime.Education when we began servicing Detroit, Michigan and Boston, Massachusetts.
The Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne is operated by two full-time staff and many volunteers.