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 a system of schools that eliminates academic and social-emotional opportunity gaps and cultivates the greatness that exists within each child to confidently pursue their dreams in our city, nation, and world.
The Empowerment Zone nurtures 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.
Students and Families First
We make collaborative decisions that are in the best interest of students and families by lifting all voices. We will strategically use every resource to meet the individual needs of every student.
We acknowledge the systemic & institutional inequities that currently exist in public education. We will repair harm by shifting away from exclusionary discipline practices and restore relationships between community, students, and educators.
Our schools are relentless in the pursuit of greatness by implementing bold and innovative practices. We hold ourselves and others to high standards and guide students to take ownership of their learning through trust and accountability.
Our Zone Schools
The South Bend Empowerment Zone schools are the primary unit of change
The purpose of the South Bend Empowerment Zone
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!
Students & Parents
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