The Blueprint

Building a path to college and fostering a culture of success
... the only program of its kind in Indiana
Readiness. Access. Success. 

Our Model


Blueprint provides qualified students the tools they need to successfully prepare for college. Our partners, families, teachers, coaches, and community leaders are well-equipped to advise students on their academic journey.



Because the ratio of students per guidance counselor is continually increasing, Blueprint equips teachers with resources to help students determine which college is the best fit for them.


In order to mitigate the risk of students dropping out of college, the Blueprint tracks, mentors, and engages students during their time at university. Our network of families, alumni and educators work diligently to ensure the success of each Blueprint student. 

The Data



of disadvantaged high school graduates who matriculate to college are expected to graduate.

of School City of Hammond, Indiana, high school graduates who matriculate to college are expected to graduate in 4 years.



Our Partners

A comprehensive college readiness, access and success initiative, Blueprint is supported by a coalition of partners to drive college graduation rates:



The Blueprint is administered by the Hammond Education Foundation, a 501 (c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to provide every child in Hammond with access to a quality public education.


Your investment is critical to providing our students access to the very best colleges and universities.


We can't thank you enough.

Please send checks to:

Hammond Education Foundation

Attn: The Blueprint

41 Williams St.

Hammond, IN 46320

To Donate Online:

To Donate via

The Gavit Alumni Fund:


Contact Us

Hammond Education Foundation

attn: The Blueprint

41 Williams St.,

Hammond, IN 46320

219-933-2400 x1044