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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Poverty

Bridges Out of Poverty

Focus: 
To work across sectors, political parties, and economic classes in order to create and implement community solutions to help end poverty and build sustainability
Poverty

Broadway Christian Parish UMC

Focus: 
To offer a ministry of peace, justice, and hospitality to people who find themselves on the margins of society
Poverty

Catholic Charities

Focus: 
To serve those in need as Christ would have us do
Poverty

Christ Child Society

Focus: 
To offer personal service and clothing to all needy children and infants in the love and spirit of the Christ Child.
Poverty

Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc.

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

St. Vincent De Paul Society of St. Joseph County

Focus: 
To offer food, clothing, and household necessities as well as emotional, spiritual, and financial support through one-on-one interactions with those who are less fortunate and living in poverty.
Poverty

Stone Soup Community

Focus: 
To listen to individuals and families in crisis, work with them to solve immediate problems, assess their long term needs and resources, and accompany them as they move toward self-sufficiency.
Poverty

United Religious Community of St. Joseph County

Focus: 
To encourage interreligious dialogue and to provide basic assistance to individuals in need.
Poverty

United Way of St. Joseph County

Focus: 
To mobilize the community collectively to reduce poverty