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 develop character, leadership, and physical and mental fitness in the young men and women in our area in an outdoor setting
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

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

Salvation Army

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

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.