Evansville,Ind. (WEHT) – African Americans helped build the Higgins Boat that transported troops to shore in World War Two. Andrew Jackson Higgins invented the … More »
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Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you won’t find some activity at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.
Special Olympics Allen County helps athletes with intellectual disabilities have the opportunity to play and compete in sports.
A job shadow program for middle school students in Fort Wayne offers more than a job shadowing experience.
For the last seven years a group of local writers has come together to share original stories and discuss social issues. The group is called Cop a Story.
Fort Wayne’s MLK Club is more than an organization that honors the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It also provides academic scholarships for college-bound Fort Wayne area students.
Now in its fourth year Savor Fort Wayne has 48 restaurants offering three-course value-priced meal deals.
A native of Puerto Rico who now lives in Fort Wayne is trying to help victims of Hurricane Maria. He’s behind a project to rebuild one of the landmarks in Caguas, Puerto Rico called La Estrella de la Paz.
Fort Wayne barber Lewis King gives a lot more than a shave and a haircut at his shop at 502-A East Pontiac Street. He and a team of volunteers load up baskets with food and other necessities to spread holiday cheer to those in need.
Every year the Allen County Christmas Bureau’s Adopt-A Family program makes it possible for neighbor to help neighbor by adopting needy individuals and families.
Girlz Rock helps Allen County girls like develop positive self-images by participating in self-improvement workshops and leadership activities.
Approximately 120 volunteers spend about a week and a half working their fingers to the bone as part of Turkeypalooza.
Read a book to a child and you help them explore opportunities for personal growth. That’s the mindset of Project Reads.
A social-emotional learning program is having a positive impact on the learning environment at a Fort Wayne elementary school.
The Carriage House helps people with mental illnesses lead productive lives.