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Hammond Education Foundation

Program Description

In order to make that vision a reality in the School City of Hammond, a district where 85% of students are enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program, we must recruit, train, and retain the very best educators. We believe that an empowered teaching force is the lever in addressing the very real gaps affecting our school district and community. Our investments reflect that belief.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 4%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 2%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 50%
  • African American: 44%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 45
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing
  • Undocumented Students (5)


  • More than 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Purdue University-Main Campus

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 13%