Building Community, Together

Community Academy

Our 6-week series of workshop-based training builds confidence in growth mindsest methods; these methods become practice, and in an ongoing practice we cultivate community capacity. With four programs built for youth, retirees, adults, and companies, we tailor our Community Studio methodology to each cohort respectively.

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Community Organizing

We help support pilot initiatives and proof of concept ideas (POCs) so that meaningful and aligned work has the chance to get moving. Supporting through financing, space, network, and methodology, we help communities of interest, action, place, practice, and circumstance organize. Helping create a better South Bend? Let's talk.

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Our Mission

At Connect South Bend, it is our mission to build community capacity by facilitating and training community building practices amongst South Bend community members, leaders, and organizations.



Neighborhoods USA


South Bend Heritage Foundation
Regional Neighborhood Network Conference

Average donation: $30 or $10/month

Getting Involved


Give your time to help build community around South Bend - when you give your time you bring your lived experiences, professional experiences, skills, culture, and energy. Share your time with us.


Share in community building by leading one effort that others can help support. We need leaders and we need followers. Don't boil the ocean, choose one thing, reach out to us at, and we will work with you to lead others.

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Bringing people together has exponential benefits. The respect and beauty of groups comes with great responsibility. Help us facilitate organizing the South Bend community - we approach community organizing with three levels: 1. Bringing people together, 2. Together in alignment, and 3. Together in alignment with intent.


Parnering with us financially means you are making a puchase in your community. We lean into you as a partner to help lift the conversation and action around community involvement. Weather monthly expense budgets, marketing budgets, or strategic planning budgets have brought us together, we will lean in, together.

What is going on

You Can Help

To provide community-based training and organizing that facilitates building greater capacity

among the lives, on the streets, and in the homes of South Bend residents.