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Realizing the Dream in Northwest Indiana


On February 17, 2015, Dr. Allen and several other NWI leaders met at Valpo University for a special forum, “A Dialogue on Civil Rights”. It was an opportunity for the brightest minds in Northwest Indiana to talk about this pressing issue in our society.

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Urban League and Infinite Scholars Scholarship Fair

To:    All High School Principals, Superintendents and Counselors

Thank you for bringing your students to our annual Scholarship Fair.  Without your cooperation it would not have been the success it was. The next Annual Scholarship Fair will be held in September 2015. Information will be forthcoming.

Dr. Vanessa Allen

President & CEO


A Community Conversation on Education

The Historic Wiley College has partial and full ride scholarship opportunities for the 2014-2015 school year. 

Financial Need Based and Academic Scholarships are still available.

If you are serious about attending college in Texas, contact Mr. Joseph Morale directly via his email at

Wiley College is also known for the real life 2007 movie, The Great Debaters.  The 1935 debate team defeated the then-reining national forensics champion, University of Southern California.

UL of NWI Presents: In-Power Youth
Mentoring Program - Powered by NIPSCO


 In-Power students at NIPSCO Generating Station November 14th, 2013


Urban League 2014 Scholarship Winners

The Urban League of Northwest Indiana would like to congratulate
the following students and 2014 Scholarship Winners! 

Dr. Mary Steele-Agee
Simone Courtright

Gary Frontiers Service Club
Shakira Burks
21st Century Charter

Luis F. Ruiz

Sheriff John Buncich
David Cox

Dominique Kelley
Lew Wallace

Joseph Trent Morrow
Benjamin Daniels

Caylyn Weatherspoon
Thea Bowman

Rogelio “Roy” Dominguez
Veronica Crisler
Theodore Roosevelt

Dominique Kelley
Lew Wallace

Carolyn B. Mosby
Jade Colquitt
West Side

Avery Nash
Wirt Emerson

Brandi Sims

Eve Hammersly
Calumet New Tech

Valencia Smith

Nevia Buford
Lew Wallace

Shakira Burks
21st Century

Precious Price

Richard Span
Lew Wallace

Alice Gallegos
Calumet New Tech

Rev. Dr. Norman L. Hairston, Sr
Jada Davis
West Side

Eloise Gentry
Jessica Watts

Jada Davis
West Side

Jacob Villalpando
George Rogers Clark

Dr. Bernard C. Watson
Kelon Stewart

Avery Nash
Wirt Emerson

De’Ja Jones
West Side

Jada Davis
West Side

Milagro J. Martinez
Wirt Emerson


Did you know Dr. Bernard Watson was in the film Voices of Color
which was recently shown at the Gary International Black Film Festival?

Dr. Watson is a proud graduate of Roosevelt High School and there is a school named in his honor
(Dr. Bernard C. Watson Academy for Boys) in Gary, IN. Dr. Watson offers scholarships to students
through the Urban League of Northwest Indiana. 



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