2018 Ed Elkins Bowlathon

Saturday Feb 10th from 1:00 to 3:00pm, Prowbowl West in Gateway Plaza.

About Us

About EWSC

The East Wayne Street Center (EWSC) is a non-profit organization focused on strengthening families and individuals empowering them to become self–sufficient. Originally the old Turner Chapel A.M.E. Church built in 1917; the Center has been empowering low-income families and children in Fort Wayne for the past 45 years.  The Center focuses on improving the overall living conditions of impoverished households by stabilizing the home environment, addressing the environmental impediments and paving the pathway to self-sufficiency with education.

Most of the families served by the East Wayne Street Center are single female-headed families. The median annual income for female-headed households with children under six years old is roughly one-fourth that of two-parent families. Research indicates that children from single-parent families are more likely to drop out of school and have trouble keeping jobs as young adults. Seventy-five percent of children in homes below the federal poverty guidelines live with a single parent. Forty percent of the births in Allen County are to single mothers and twenty-four percent of children under age six live in poverty. These Indiana statistics identify the target population for the East Wayne Street Center programs: Family Literacy, Project Solve and Food Bank.

Annual Report

Board of Directors

Diana Jackson, Chairman    
Asst. Director of Diversity/International
Ivy Tech Community College

Kirby Moss, Secretary
Moss Law Offices

Ian Rolland, Treasurer
Retired Lincoln Life President

Kim Barnett-Johnson, Vice President                                   
Dean, School of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Ivy Tech Community College

Clarence Benton
Retired GM Manager

Steve Collins
Fort Financial Credit Union

Gregory Copeland
Copeland Contracting

Donald Gage
Sales & Service Agent

Jean Hershberger
Vice President
Centier Bank

Crystal Milton, MS.ED.
Academic Advisor
IPFW General Studies Dept.

Carolyn Spake-Leeper
CB Richard Ellis/Sturges