Spanish CBL Community Partners

Please indicate interest in using Spanish when contacting organizations. If you need assistance, please contact Rachel Parroquin at parroquin.1@nd.edu or 574-631-2713. 

La Casa de Amistad

Sam Centellas

sam@lacasadeamistad.org

574-233-2120

746 S. Meade Street, South Bend, IN 

Mon–Thu 9:00 a.m.–noon, 1:00–6:00 p.m.

Student volunteers work with after-school programming, youth programs (pre-K to 12th grade), ENL (English as a New Language) classes, computer classes, and adult citizenship classes. Greatest opportunity to use Spanish is as the receptionist or with adult classes or the Yo Puedo Leer preschool classes. La Casa is a site partner for Spanish CBL classes.

CASH (Community Alliance to Serve Hispanics)

CASH is a student run group that serves as a liaison between Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, and Holy Cross students, faculty and staff volunteers, and social service organizations in the South Bend Hispanic community. CASH is tutoring both at Marycrest (adults ENL and child care) and at Brown Intermediate School. Much of the tutoring is done in English. For more information, contact student leaders via CASH e-mail.

EL CAMPITO, INC. 

Bilingual Child Development Center

Laura Jensen

laura@elcampito.org

574-232-0220

1024 Thomas Street, South Bend, IN

(Mon-Fri) 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; some nights and weekends

Work in classrooms reading, playing, and providing individual attention to children; babysit during parent meetings, garden, spring and fall cleanup, painting, office support, and more. Request to be assigned to the Spanish speaking teachers. El Campito is a site partner for Spanish CBL classes.  

ST. JOSEPH REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER OUTREACH 

(including Sr. Maura Brannick Health Clinic)

Michelle Peters

petermic@sjrmc.com

574-335-3897

(Mon-Thu) 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.; (Fri) 8:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. (Some sites have extended hours)

Trained students are able to room patients, provide clerical assistance, stock exam rooms, and in some cases shadow physicians. Request to work at Sr. Maura Brannick Clinic on Western where most of the patients are Spanish-speaking Latinos.

IMANI UNIDAD

Debra Stanley

WuZuWuZu@aol.com

574-288-2887

Office Hours (Mon/Wed)  8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; (Thu) 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; (Fri) 8:00 a.m-noon.; Service hours (Mon-Sat) 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. or as needed

The focus is to provide HIV and substance abuse prevention, education and advocacy through community efforts. Students are able to assist with the development of activities and materials for use with individual, group, and advocacy services. Indicate interest in working with Spanish speaking clients.

ELKHART GENERAL VOLUNTEER SERVICES

Pam Sandy

psandy@beaconhealthsystem.org

574-523-2761

(Mon–Fri) 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Volunteer shifts available 7 days a week 7:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. depending on the service area and need

Assist patients during discharges; complete patient rounds; provide customer service to patients and families; assist staff as needed. Let Pam Sandy know if you are pre-med/want to use Spanish.

LITERACY TUTORING

(through Robinson Center and NDCAC Literacy Corps)

Juliana Martinez

juliana.martinez.152@nd.edu

574-631-1968

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(Mon.-Thu.) 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Literacy tutor for at-risk children from Title I schools at various places in the community, including Robinson Community Learning Center, Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture, Harrison Boys and Girls Club, Wilson Primary.  Indicate interest in working with children from Spanish-speaking families.

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Leonora Battani

574-647-1359

Language and Latino Outreach Services

ST. ADALBERT SCHOOL

Andrew Currier

acurrier@stadalbertschool.org

574-288-6645

(Mon–Fri) 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

English as a New Language classes, child care, and office assistance

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY OF ST. JOSEPH COUNTY

PLEASE NOTE: This is an opportunity for short term/2-4 contact times in October–December. You must participate in the orientation session in September if you want to do this.

Mary Eme

mary.eme@svdpsb.org

574-234-6000, ext. 12126

Serve as an interpreter for Latino families participating in the Christmas program or helping at Vinnie’s Community Store at 4644 W. Western Ave., South Bend. Christmas Program will involve an orientation (Sept. 27, Geddes Hall, Room B034 @ 5:30-6:30) and a minimum of a 2 hour slot during the week of Oct. 24-28 (9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.) for family sign-ups; possible 2-3 follow-up phone calls per family as necessary to clarify information. Delivery dates for Christmas baskets is end of November through mid-December. For Vinnie’s, students may sign-up for a regular time to assist in the resale shop; many clients are Spanish speaking.

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF ST. JOSEPH COUNTY

Rachael Foster

rfoster@fccin.org

574-968-9660, ext. 1204

School year: (Mon-Fri) 3:00-6:00 p.m.; Summer: (Mon-Fri) 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Academic assistance, homework help, tutoring, and educational support in the form of math/literacy games and other high-yield activities; volunteers and interns also engage both individual and small groups of children in multiple programmatic rotations, including fine/performing arts, computers, recreation, literacy, etc.

”Fun Fridays” at the Harrison Club will offer the greatest opportunity for students to practice Spanish; the ideal time window to volunteer is between 3-5:30. Let Rachael Foster know that you are interested in using your Spanish.

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

Tom Hoogland

tom.hoogland@scouting.org

574-289-0337

Tuesdays 2:15-3:45p.m. Pack 424 Harrison, 3302 Western Avenue; Tuesdays 5-6 p.m., Pack 423, La Casa de Amistad, 746 S. Meade St.; Tuesdays 6-7 p.m. Marycrest Building, 2501 Western (leader Edgar Gonzalez) at Radio Sabor Latino.; Tuesdays 6-7 p.m. Pack 202 Saint Adalbert School, meets at 611 S. Lombardy St. at the Western Ave. branch of the St. Joe Public Library Tuesday 6-7 p.m. (leader Martin Del Abra); UFMC Troop 422, Wednesdays 6-7 p.m. 333 N. Main St.; Fridays 5-6 p.m. @ Mi Pequeño Angelito Daycare 1224 Jefferson Blvd. (leader Mrs. Margarita Salazar). 

Teach life skills to the students of the surrounding school districts, indicate interest in working with a Latino troup.