Steel City Academy will empower the students of Gary with the most rigorous academic skills, cultural fluency, and depth of character so they can choose from boundless opportunities and strengthen the community of Gary.

Steel City Power 

When Steel City students graduate, they will not just be prepared for college -- they will be prepared to lead. Each of us has the power to lead, and we love imagining all the amazing ways Steel City students will lead for Gary, Northwest Indiana, and beyond. During this time when we are selecting our next political leaders, it underscores how important it is that we learn to use our power in order to make the world better. It makes Steel City's core value of POWER seem especially relevant. 

POWER: We seek to make the world a better place. We embrace the opportunities where our skills and talents allow us to lead, and honor those opportunities by acting ethically and justly.

Already Steel City has benefited from the powerful leadership of our many supporters. Community members are contributing their skills and talents to ensure that Steel City Academy becomes the school that kids and families in Gary deserve. 


- Chrissy, Executive Director

Feel the Power! Support Steel City!

What We're Up To

It's been a great month at Steel City Academy! We are gearing up for construction work on our building in the next month. Teacher hiring is well underway and we look forward to introducing you to our new teachers. Finally, we are enrolling students! 

The founding team is working around the clock recruiting teachers at job fairs, hosting open houses at the school, knocking on doors, talking to families at the flea market, and accepting donated furniture for our school. 

If you are interested in helping with our efforts, whether your talents and skills lend themselves to community engagement or good old-fashioned manual labor, please get involved. Your help is needed and appreciated!

Steel City is thrilled to receive ArcelorMittal's grant to implement Project Lead The Way's innovative engineering curriculum for the next three years. We are excited to make such a rigorous program a part of our high school program from the beginning. We are grateful to ArcelorMittal for their grant and look forward to working with them in the future to prepare our students for the local NWI economy, which depends on global skills. 
Steel City Academy volunteers, Carl and Irene, were all smiles canvasing for Steel City !  
School Director Katie Kirley shares Steel City Academy's vision with students and parents. 
Former students and teachers turned out see the new home of Steel City Academy. 
Steel City is excited to implement Project Lead the Way with our 9th graders next year! 

Team Steel City

Board Secretary
Rosemarie Joiner 

Rose is the Club Director for the John Will Anderson Boys and Girls Club of Gary. With over 20 years at different Boys and Girls Clubs in Northwest Indiana, Ms. Rose is a staple of the community. She possesses knowledge of the community and how to garner support for educational initiatives that can only be gained by a lifetime of living and working in Gary. Rose’s unique blend of youth programming, operational facility experience, and community engagement is a critical contribution to the Board of Directors.

Rose attended Indiana University Northwest and served in the United States Army and Army Reserves.

Rose is a Gary resident with two granddaughters, Briana and Arianna. She loves basketball and coaches a Biddy Basketball team. 

You can email her at

Get Involved!

Enroll a student:  We are now enrolling students! If you know a rising 7th or 9th grader, make sure they attend an open house any Monday or Wednesday at 5:30 at 2650 W. 35th Ave (The Arc Bridges building). They can apply online at 
or send referrals to

Volunteer : Interested in spending a Saturday afternoon recruiting students or a morning moving furniture or painting walls? Add your name here, and we'll keep you posted on opportunities as they arise.    

Teach at Steel City: Hiring season is in full swing!  If you are interested in teaching, use the link to check out our website or email for more information. 

Make a community connection: Do you know a great community member or organization that Steel City should be partnering with to support its students and families? Connect with our Director of Culture and Community today! 
New Swag! Get yours now! 

Thank you!

Margie and Scott Morris

Your name belongs here! Please donate today!
Every amount helps bring boundless opportunities to Gary!
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