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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Criminal Justice

Center for Community Justice

Focus: 
To transform the communities of Elkhart County through Restorative Justice.
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.
Criminal Justice

Reading for Life (RFL)

Focus: 
To use literature to teach Aristotelian and Thomist virtues of justice, prudence, temperance, fortitude, fidelity, hope and charity to low-status juvenile offenders. Reading for Life is a diversion program through the St. Joseph County Juvenile Justice Center.
Criminal Justice

South Bend Community Re-Entry Center

Focus: 
To provide re-entry services to offenders being released throughout Indiana. The Center has both a Work Release Program and Level 1 Program component for offenders with two years or fewer to serve.