Cultivate the mind. Inspire the change.

The central philosophy of the South Bend Empowerment Zone lies in the centering of the student- and family- experience via the empowerment of leaders and educators at each school to respond to their needs in service to stronger academic, social, and emotional outcomes for our students.

We are in the process of recruiting Bilingual Educators from Puerto Rico. Click here to learn more! 

Please view this important update regarding potential salary increases for our Empowerment Zone staff!

Our Empowerment Zone Schools

The South Bend Empowerment Zone schools are the primary unit of change

Navarre Middle School

4702 W. Ford Street

Harrison Elementary School

3302 W. Western Ave.

Coquillard Elementary School

1245 N. Sheridan Ave.

Wilson Primary Center

56660 Oak Rd.

Warren Elementary School

55400 Quince Rd.

The purpose of the South Bend Empowerment Zone

Our purpose is to eliminate academic and social-emotional opportunity gaps and cultivate the greatness that exists within each child to confidently thrive and pursue their dreams in our city, nation, and world. We will do this by nurturing the mind, body, and spirit of each child by embracing equity, learning, and change for students, staff, and families. We harness the power of community and relationships to ignite transformation.

Vision

A system of schools that eliminates academic and social/emotional opportunity gaps and nurtures the greatness that exists within each child to confidently thrive in our city, nation, and world.

Mission

The Empowerment Zone nurtures the mind, body, spirit of each child by harnessing the power of community and empowering every student with a high quality public education.

Get Involved

The South Bend Empowerment Zone offers students, families, teachers and staff, and school leaders the opportunity to get engaged and make new connections within our community. Find out what you can do to help make a difference in South Bend

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