Community-Based Learning Coordinators

Currently the Center for Social Concerns works with seven Community-Based Learning Coordinators (CBLCs) in local partner agencies. The CSC understands that the formal education of students who become involved in the local community extends beyond the classroom and that the students encounter people in the community who become their teachers as well as their supervisors. The Community-Based Learning Coordinators who work with the Center for Social Concerns are a great resource to students, and it is a pleasure to introduce students to some of the finest teachers in South Bend. The CBLCs are available to help students find placements in their agencies that meet both the needs of the community-based organization and the student. They are aware of the importance of finding ways to connect the students' real life experiences with their academic work. In addition, they are committed to making reflection a part of the student's experience in their organizations.

In addition to working with students, the CBLCs serve as resources to faculty by assisting them in creating course-related community-based learning opportunities. The Center for Social Concerns is able to inform and educate students, faculty, and staff about community service and social action because of this valuable resource. The Community-Based Learning Coordinators are willing and able to find the right placements for students who come to them either individually or as part of a course related assignment.

The CSC partners with the following Community-Based Learning Coordinator sites.

Boys and Girls Club of St. Joseph County

Rachael Foster
Volunteer Coordinator
502 East Sample St. 
South Bend, IN 46601
574-968-9660 Ext. 1204

Center for the Homeless

Peter Lombardo
Director of Community Involvement
813 S. Michigan Street
South Bend, IN 46601
574-282-8700 ext. 81322
plombardo@cfh.net

Imani Unidad

Debra Stanley
Executive Director
914 Lincoln Way West
South Bend, IN 46616
574-288-2887
WuZuWuZu@aol.com

La Casa de Amistad

Sam Centellas
Director
746 South Meade Street
South Bend, IN  46619
574-233-2120
sam@lacasadeamistad.org

LOGAN Center

Shelly Zabukovic
Community-Based Learning Coordinator
2505 East Jefferson Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46615
574-274-6210 
szabukovic@logancenter.org

Robinson Community Learning Center

Kris Arizmendi
Volunteer Coordinator
921 North Eddy Street
South Bend, IN 46617
574-631-9161
karizmen@nd.edu

Saint Joseph HEALTH SYSTEM – Community Outreach

Michelle Peters
Director, Outreach Services
215 West 4th Street, Suite 201
Mishawaka, IN 46544
574-335-3897
petermic@sjrmc.com