Community Partners Directory

Taking Education Beyond the Walls of the Classroom

The Center for Social Concerns invites you to push the boundaries of your classroom into the neighborhoods of South Bend and beyond. Come and enter the lives of those who live and study and work there. Indeed, consider the ways that you might begin to be a part of the world’s transformation.

Through the years, thousands of students have taken part in the numerous opportunities offered through the Center for Social Concerns and our many partners. Each student has made an important difference.

 
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Children / Youth / Teen Programs

Ark Angels, Inc.

Focus: 
To illuminate inherent youth value (societally blinded by neglect and underexposure) and use the light of heroic human capital investment to restore great possibility thinking and inspire transformation
Children / Youth / Teen Programs

Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Joseph County

Focus: 
To offer one-on-one mentoring for school-aged children in St. Joseph County
Children / Youth / Teen Programs

Boy Scouts of America—Lasalle Council

Focus: 
To engage youth in educational activities that prepare them to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Law and Scout Oath.
Children / Youth / Teen Programs

Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County

Focus: 
To provide holistic, high-quality, co-educational programming in after-school settings throughout the community.
Children / Youth / Teen Programs

DePaul Academy

Focus: 
To improve the lives of youth through a residential treatment program addressing delinquent behaviors, mild mental health issues, abuse, neglect and trauma. DePaul Academy promotes diverse social and educational interactions essential to the competency development of students.
Children / Youth / Teen Programs

El Campito, Inc. (Child Development)

Focus: 
To promote the educational, social, and economic success of culturally diverse children and families by providing high quality child care and parent programs to those most in need.
Children / Youth / Teen Programs

Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana

Focus: 
To form girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place
Children / Youth / Teen Programs

Girls on the Run

Focus: 
To inspire 3rd–5th grade girls from all walks of life to be joyful, healthy and confident using an interactive curriculum that creatively integrates running.
Children / Youth / Teen Programs

Make a Wish Foundation

Focus: 
Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish® vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition.
Children / Youth / Teen Programs

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Focus: 
To take care of the families of hospitalized children.
Children / Youth / Teen Programs
Children / Youth / Teen Programs

Salvation Army/The Kroc Center

Focus: 
To serve as an unprecedented place of gathering and enrichment which houses an array of education, sports, faith, arts and supportive programs to deliver a world class experience.
Children / Youth / Teen Programs

South Bend Community School Corporation (SBCSC) - Mentoring Dream Team

Focus: 
To connect students with caring adults to help them achieve success in school and reach their dreams.
Children / Youth / Teen Programs

Take Ten

Focus: 
To provide conflict resolution education curriculum that teaches youth and adults to respond to conflict non-violently.
Children / Youth / Teen Programs

YMCA of Michiana

Focus: 
To provide outstanding services that encourage healthy lifestyles for everyone in our community, with particular focus on shaping the values of young people and families.
Children / Youth / Teen Programs

Youth Services Bureau of St. Joseph County, Inc.

Focus: 
To assist youth in crisis or at risk of homelessness, ages 12-22 years of age.