Euro Hoopz Academy is a team effort; community members have joined hands for the betterment of our future generations.
Founder and President
Calvin Swan, the founder and president of Euro Hoopz Academy, grew up in Chicago as a ward of the state following the tragic death of his grandparents. His parents were never able to care for their children, and as a result, Calvin and his siblings were split throughout the foster care system. Leaving the system at the age of 18, Calvin found himself affiliating with gangs and selling drugs to fill the void in his life and as a way to survive. Throughout his tough childhood and adult life, Calvin’s love for the game of basketball was always present, which ultimately lead to the opportunity of playing basketball in college. With hard work and perseverance, Calvin managed to turn his life around. He is now dedicated with full energy to help youngsters avoid the dangers and heartaches that he faced.
Jason has been a big advocate for volunteer work in the South Bend area. He has volunteered for several years at Hope Ministries, United Way, and Granger church service projects. Jason’s passion is to help fill needs in the community and to assist those around him. His Christian faith has played a significant role in his service and in the several leadership positions that he has held. Jason is a father of three children, which he feels helps him see the need to raise future “givers” in the world.
LaDawn is the proud owner of Labor of Love Childcare, LLC, serving the South Bend area, since November of 2010. Labor of Love is a family childcare home that provides childcare services for families with children 3-6 years of age. Before her current position, Ladawn had over a decade of experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. During that time, she held positions ranging from Teacher’s Assistant to Director.In addition to her experience, she has earned her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Western Governors University. She is currently finishing her Master of Arts Degree in Family and Community Education, from Ball State University. With her credentials and experience, LaDawn plans to offer a comprehensive ‘wrap-around’ childcare program that provides education and activities for the entire family.
Vastenia has worked for over a decade in various jobs dedicated to serving others. For several years she was an Administrative Secretary with Benton Harbor Schools, where in 2010, she was the winner of The Principal’s Award, at Benton Harbor High School, for her dedication and passion for the students. She is currently working at the Indiana Parenting Institute where she manages the programs under IPI and the 21st Century Afterschool Program, which involves South Bend Riley and Washington students. Vastenia received her Associate Degree in Accounting, graduating with a 3.139 CGPA and Honors designation. She is very excited and optimistic about the new challenge of serving on the board of directors of Euro Hoopz.
James F. Groves is s South Bend attorney engaged in civilian and general practice with the law firm of Lee, Groves, and Zales. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a philosophy and classical literature degree from the Great Books Program and also with a law degree. He unred in Me Uniced States Army as an infantry captain, after which he took up the practice of law. Jim has served on various not-for-profit boards, including the St. Joseph Valley Notre Dame Alumni Club (past president), the St. Joseph Valley ScholarsMp Foundation, The Fischoff Music Association, the South Bend Symphony and various others. He is past president of the St. Joseph County Bar Association and has served in numerous other professional organizations.
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Andrew Lewis is a financial services professional who works in business capital underwriting as a Commercial Relationship Manager at 1st Source Bank. Andrew is a graduate of the Judd Leighton School of Business at the Indiana University of South Bend. Andrew has spent the majority of his life working and living in the community of South Bend, and as such has a vested interest in seeing to the growth and success of the local businesses and communities in the South Bend area. In addition to his work with Euro Doom Academy Andrew volunteers with the Human Society of St Joseph County, Junior Achievement of St Joseph County, and sits on the board of Federal Ecosystems Development, a non-profit focused on developing resources and networks to help drive federal R&D and contract dollars to Northern Indiana.
FR. GLENN KOHRMAN
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Father Glenn is currently the pastor of Holy Fantty and St. John the Baptist Parishes on the west side of South Bend. He was ordained in 1992 and has been in both rural and urban ministry assignments. Father Glenn is the author of two books; Reflections of a Catholic Priest offers an insightful perspective on living a holy and therefore happy life in modern society. Additionally, Father Glenn has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.
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Kirby is a retired teacher, coach and athletic director having most recently served as District Director of Athletics for South Bend Community Schools. In 2014, he was tired and recognized, by the NAACP, for his work as leader of the District PBIS Team that produced a new Student Code of Conduct, and began work to reduce the high rate of African…., author of over 25 professional articles and two books. He has been a guest speaker/presenter at state, multi-state, national and international professional conferences and workshops. Kirby earned his degree in Secondary Education from Ball State University..
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