We’re two years old!

Happy Birthday Lifetime.Education!
Happy Birthday Lifetime.Education!

Today is our birthday!

Two years ago today, we officially opened for business as the Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne, Inc.

In that time, we’ve built partnerships and educational programs with a lot of amazing agencies and groups in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 

You can see a few of our partnerships by clicking here.

Today, on our 2nd birthday, our name officially becomes Lifetime.Education. You’ve probably seen the name and logo on our pictures, Facebook posts, and other places already!

Why did we choose Lifetime.Education?

We’ve always been about education. It’s how we’re best able to contribute and make a difference.

Our new name reflects who we are, what we do, and our belief that no matter what ones current circumstances are, education can always improve ones quality of life.

Although we started with the goal of serving those experiencing homelessness, our programs quickly  grew to include all those impacted by homelessness, poverty, mental illness, and substance abuse.

As we go forward:

With our new home city, Detroit, will come new partnerships. While we maintain and support our programs in Fort Wayne, new programs will begin in the Metro-Detroit area.

We will continue to seek out and build partnerships and, as our mission states, “increase and expand access to educational opportunity” in the Metro-Detroit, Michigan and Fort Wayne , Indiana areas.

We’re so thankful for our wonderful volunteers and the generous support of community members, like yourself. We’re looking forward to years of progress to come!

To see how you can contribute, click here.

 

Lifetime.Education: Education lasts a lifetime!
Lifetime.Education: Education lasts a lifetime!

Walking-Home 2015

As you may or may not have seen, the Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne is a participating agency in the upcoming Walking Home 2015 event. Walking Home, formerly known as Homeward Bound, is a charity walk that benefits the agencies throughout Fort Wayne serving the homeless in our city.
The event is Sunday, April 26th, 12:00 pm  at Headwaters Park.
We need your help.
We’re asking all of our volunteers to come and walk for us. More than that, we’re asking you to invite your friends, family, and fellow community-minded citizens to come out and help support the work we do.
Whether you walk and donate, or just walk, we are so very thankful for any support you can give us.
Registering to walk does NOT require a donation.
Please visit http://walking-home.com/registration/ to sign up today.
When you register, please be sure to pick ‘Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne’ from the list of agencies. This will ensure our agency is credited with your support!

Check your e-mail!

FortWayne.Education volunteers,

This is a friendly reminder to check your e-mail!

Remember that we use e-mail to remind you to log hours, tell you about new opportunities we have, and other important information!

If you haven’t yet, visit the webmail page and bookmark it for later use. If you’re tech-savy, add the e-mail to your phone by picking ‘Exchange’ as a new acount.

Visit http://mail.fortwayne.education to get started!

Fortwayne.Education webmail login page http://mail.fortwayne.education
Fortwayne.Education webmail login page http://mail.fortwayne.education

 

Group ESL (English as a Second Language) class starts today for Crime Victim Care of Allen County

There’s nothing like the smell of just-opened books!

This shipment of Laubach Way to Reading program books just arrived and will be headed out tomorrow for the first class of our group ESL (English as a Second Language) program for Crime Victim Care of Allen County.

We’re excited to advance our partnership with this amazing agency and we know the tutors and the students are about to embark on an amazing journey.10835115_658573380935156_8332001765035994722_o

Digital Skills

The Homeless Coalition is proud to be launching two new Digital Skills courses this month with partners here in Fort Wayne.

Janeann, who has been with the Homeless Coalition since February of last year, will be training members and staff of the Carriage House to prepare them for teaching Digital Skills to other members. In addition to serving the Homeless Coalition at such facilities as Hope House and Carriage House, Janeann is a professional trainer of digital technologies and operates her own company – KeyPoint Training, in addition to contracting for Microsoft.

Today, the Homeless Coalition has doubled the size of its computer lab at the Carriage House in preparation for what we are sure is going to be a very successful course!

Dave, a computer professional and teacher by trade, has been with the Homeless Coalition since April of last year. Dave has served at Wellspring Interfaith Social Services through the Homeless Coalition as well as helping out with our Community Flu Shot Clinics. Starting this month, Dave will be instructing residents of Hope House in Digital Skills.

HCFTW tutors, Dave and Janeann, with HCFTW founder Dmitriy Usher.
HCFTW tutors, Dave and Janeann, with HCFTW founders Dmitriy Usher and Mariangel Ayala.

 

“Longest Night” walk honors the memory of those that have perished while experiencing a homeless crisis.

Channel 10 was on location yesterday evening to cover the “Longest Night” walk, hosted by the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission. The walk honors the memory of individuals that lost their lives over the past year while experiencing homelessness in Fort Wayne. The Homeless Coalition was represented by founding Board of Director Officers Dmitriy & Alex Usher. Scroll down to watch the video from wane.com or visit their page by clicking here. Untitled      

Fort Wayne Area Planning Council on Homelessness; December 2014 Meeting

The Fort Wayne Area Planning Council on Homelessness held a meeting today at Citizen’s Square in the Omni Room. Individuals from organizations throughout Fort Wayne serving individuals experiencing homelessness came together to be part of a dialogue on how we, as a city, can move forward. This particular FWAPCH meeting had record attendance – everyone from agency leaders, to city department heads, the Deputy Mayor, and even a representative from Senator Donnelly’s Office attended to listen, offer suggestions, and learn. In addition to record attendance, this FWAPCH meeting was also featured on wane.com and Channel 15.  You can check out the video by clicking here, or look at the pictures by clicking the photograph below.

Agency Heads from across Fort Wayne participated in today's meeting.