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.

Below are the different sites in South Bend where the CSC partners with Community-Based Learning Coordinators.


Boys and Girls Club of St. Joseph County

Rachael Foster

315 West Jefferson Blvd.

South Bend, IN 46601

574-968-9660, Ext. 1204

Center for the Homeless

Peter Lombardo

813 S. Michigan Street

South Bend, IN 46601

574-282-8700, ext. 81322

Imani Unidad

Debra Stanley

914 Lincoln Way West

South Bend, IN 46616


La Casa de Amistad

Sam Centellas

746 South Meade Street

South Bend, IN  46619


LOGAN Center

Shelly Zabukovic

2505 East Jefferson Blvd.

South Bend, IN 46615


Perley Fine Arts Academy

Wanda Thomas


Robinson Community Learning Center

Kris Arizmendi

921 North Eddy Street

South Bend, IN 46617


Saint Joseph Regional Health System – Outreach Services

Michelle Peters

215 West 4th Street, Suite 201

Mishawaka, IN 46544