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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Education

Clay High School

Focus: 
Clay High School is South Bend’s magnet high school for the arts. Located in an urban setting, the focus is to prepare the students for a successful transition to adult life.
Disability Programs

Corvilla, Inc.

Focus: 
To provide homes, employment services, and educational and training programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties.
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.
Criminal Justice

Dismas House of South Bend

Focus: 
To bring students and volunteers together with individuals returning from incarceration to help them successfully reenter the community as contributing members.
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.
Health Care

Elkhart General Hospital Volunteer Services

Focus: 
To enhance the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of the communities we serve as the community's provider of outstanding quality, superior value, and comprehensive health care services
Domestic Violence

Family Justice Center

Focus: 
To provide crisis intervention, support, and advocacy to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Hunger Issues

Food Bank of Northern Indiana

Focus: 
To work in partnership with the community to feed the hungry, increase awareness of the effects of hunger, and to lead programs to alleviate hunger.
Aging

Forever Learning Institute

Focus: 
To provide classes for people 50 years of age and better
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.
Education

Good Shepherd Montessori School

Focus: 
To serve children ages 3–14 using the Montessori method, the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, and nature education; we form students to be good stewards of the Earth through weekly lessons and work on local farms as well as permaculture practices on our urban school-farm, and we become good community members by practicing peace and offering service to the poor and elderly.
Poverty

Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc.

Focus: 
To provide jobs, training, and placement services for people with barriers to employment.
Health Care

Grace Hospice

Focus: 
To create hospice care that includes a team of doctors, nurses, social workers, counselors, aides, chaplains, and trained volunteers who work together focusing on the patient's needs.
Disability Programs

Hannah and Friends

Focus: 
To improve the quality of life for children and adults with special needs.
Women's Issues

Hannah’s House

Focus: 
To provide a range of services for pregnant and parenting women facing homelessness, including a maternity home and Bridge of Hope at Hannah's House, a church-based approach to ending homelessness.
Education

Harrison Primary Center

Focus: 
To provide a safe environment in which the school community works together to celebrate diversity, recognize individuality of students, promote development of self-motivated citizens, and improve academic achievement.
Health Care

Healthwin Specialized Care

Focus: 
To enhance the quality of life of the residents living at Healthwin.
Housing and Homelessness

Hope Ministries

Focus: 
To support men, women, and children who are homeless through a variety of Christ-centered programs and services.
Health Care

Imani Unidad

Focus: 
To provide HIV and substance abuse prevention, education and advocacy through community efforts.