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Gary Project Deconstructs Vacant Homes, Salvages Materials

01.30.17 | In the News

The Post-Tribune recently published an article on Delta Institute’s Steel City Salvage Project, directed by Eve Pytel and funded by the Knight Foundation. The piece highlights the long-term positive impacts on the Northwest Indiana economy through utilizing Gary-based contractors and reusing materials locally as opposed to shipping them off to Chicago.


Three Gary ideas finalists in Knight Cities Challenge

01.17.17 | In the News

This Post-Tribune article announces the three Gary finalists in this year’s John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Cities Challenge. In the 2016 Challenge, Delta Institute was awarded $385,000 for Steel City Salvage to establish a reuse facility to reclaim building materials from vacant Gary homes before they are demolished.


Ottawa mulls Peltier factory for bus operation

01.13.17 | In the News

This article from My WebTimes quotes Delta’s Margaret Renas, who helped the community of Ottawa, IL with their Peltier glass factory brownfield site. She provided assistance with community engagement events and with the interpretation of Phase II results. Read the article. 


Grants help Waukegan manage waterfront

12.23.16 | In the News

This article, pulled from the Lake County News-Sun, discusses our partnership with Waukegan, IL. A $60,000 grant will allow Delta Institute to work with the Waukegan Waterfront Working Group.


Food to Market Challenge Awards $500K to Bring Healthy Food to Underserved Communities

10.28.16 | In the News

Delta’s Ben Shorofsky is quoted in this press release from Food:Land:Opportunity where they announce the winners of the  Food to Market Challenge. Delta Institute’s Artisan Grain Collaborative made it to the finalist round.


Knight Cities Challenge grant competition seeks way to revitalize Gary

10.24.16 | In the News

This NWI Times article discusses the new round of Knight Cities Challenge funding that is available for those who want to help cities succeed. Delta’s Steel City Salvage project, which will create a materials reuse facility and marketplace for Gary’s deconstructed materials, is mentioned as a 2015 Challenge winner. Read more.