Spanish CBL Community Partners

Please indicate interest in using Spanish when contacting organizations. If you need assistance, please contact Rachel Parroquin at parroquin.1@nd.edu or 574-631-2713.   

CASH (Community Alliance to Serve Hispanics)

CASH is a student run group that serves as a liaison between Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, and Holy Cross students, faculty and staff volunteers, and social service organizations in the South Bend Hispanic community. CASH tutors adult ENL students and youth, as well as assisting with child care for the ENL classes at Marycrest. Much of the tutoring is done in English. For more information, contact student leaders via CASH e-mail.

LA CASA DE AMISTAD

Sam Centellas
574-233-2120
746 S. Meade Street, South Bend, IN 
(Mon–Thu ) 9:00 a.m.–noon, 1:00–6:00 p.m.

Student volunteers work with after-school programming, youth programs (pre-K to 12th grade), ENL (English as a New Language) classes, computer classes, and adult citizenship classes. Greatest opportunity to use Spanish is as the receptionist or with adult classes or the Yo Puedo Leer preschool classes. La Casa is a site partner for Spanish CBL classes.

EL CAMPITO, INC. 

Bilingual Child Development Center
Carmen Dixon
574-232-0220
1024 Thomas Street, South Bend, IN
(Mon–Fri) 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; some nights and weekends

Work in classrooms reading, playing, and providing individual attention to children; babysit during parent meetings, garden, spring and fall cleanup, painting, office support, and more. Request to be assigned to the Spanish speaking teachers. El Campito is a site partner for Spanish CBL classes.  

HOLY CROSS GRADE SCHOOL

Two-way Spanish Language Immersion Program
Clare Roach
croach1@nd.edu
713-306-7345 (cell--feel free to text)
1020 Wilber Street, South Bend, IN
(Mon–Fri) 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Holy Cross Grade School’s two-way Spanish immersion program welcomes volunteers to enrich the education of its preschool students. Volunteers can expect to read to, engage with, and provide individual attention to students in the Spanish language during the school day. Volunteers interested in providing after-school support to K–8 learners will help students understand key academic concepts and skills by providing individual assistance to students in Spanish. 

ST. JOSEPH REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER OUTREACH 

(including Sr. Maura Brannick Health Clinic)
Michelle Peters
574-335-3897
(Mon–Thu) 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; (Fri) 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. (Some sites have extended hours)

Trained students are able to room patients, provide clerical assistance, stock exam rooms, and in some cases shadow physicians. Request to work at Sr. Maura Brannick Clinic on Western where most of the patients are Spanish-speaking Latinos.

IMANI UNIDAD

Debra Stanley
574-288-2887
Office Hours (Mon/Wed)  8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; (Thu) 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; (Fri) 8:00 a.m-noon.; Service hours (Mon–Sat) 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. or as needed

The focus is to provide HIV and substance abuse prevention, education and advocacy through community efforts. Students are able to assist with the development of activities and materials for use with individual, group, and advocacy services. Indicate interest in working with Spanish speaking clients.

ELKHART GENERAL VOLUNTEER SERVICES

Pam Sandy
574-523-2761
(Mon–Fri) 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Volunteer shifts available 7 days a week 7:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. depending on the service area and need

Assist patients during discharges; complete patient rounds; provide customer service to patients and families; assist staff as needed. Let Pam Sandy know if you are pre-med/want to use Spanish.

LITERACY TUTORING

(through Robinson Center and NDCAC Literacy Corps)
Juliana Martinez
574-631-1968
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(Mon–Thu.) 3:00–4:00 p.m.

Literacy tutor for at-risk children from Title I schools at various places in the community, including Robinson Community Learning Center, Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture, Harrison Boys and Girls Club, Wilson Primary.  Indicate interest in working with children from Spanish-speaking families.

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Leonora Battani
574-647-1359

ST. ADALBERT SCHOOL

Joe Miller
574-288-6645
(Mon–Fri) 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
English as a New Language classes, child care, and office assistance

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY OF ST. JOSEPH COUNTY

PLEASE NOTE: This is an opportunity for short term/2-4 contact times in October–December. You must participate in the orientation session in September if you want to do this.
Mary Eme
574-234-6000, ext. 12126

Serve as an interpreter for Latino families participating in the Christmas program or helping at Vinnie’s Community Store at 4644 W. Western Ave., South Bend. Christmas Program will involve an orientation (Sept. 27, Geddes Hall, Room B034 @ 5:30-6:30) and a minimum of a 2 hour slot during the week of Oct. 24-28 (9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.) for family sign-ups; possible 2-3 follow-up phone calls per family as necessary to clarify information. Delivery dates for Christmas baskets is end of November through mid-December. For Vinnie’s, students may sign-up for a regular time to assist in the resale shop; many clients are Spanish speaking.

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF ST. JOSEPH COUNTY

Reem Hassaen
574-232-2048, ext. 3129
School year: (Mon–Fri) 3:00-6:00 p.m.; Summer: (Mon–Fri) 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Academic assistance, homework help, tutoring, and educational support in the form of math/literacy games and other high-yield activities; volunteers and interns also engage both individual and small groups of children in multiple programmatic rotations, including fine/performing arts, computers, recreation, literacy, etc.

”Fun Fridays” at the Harrison Club will offer the greatest opportunity for students to practice Spanish; the ideal time window to volunteer is between 3:00–5:30 p.m. Let Lety Stanton-Verduzco know that you are interested in using your Spanish.