¡Bienvenidos a South Bend!

The South Bend Empowerment Zone is a non-profit organization that serves Navarre Middle (Grades 6-8), and Coquillard, Harrison, Warren, and Wilson Elementary Schools (Grades Pre-Kindergarten – 5) located on South Bend’s West Side. We offer competitive salaries (New teaching hires starting at $44,880) and a comprehensive benefits package (Including, vision, dental, and an on-site clinic) for our employees. We have small class sizes with most teachers having no more than 24 students. We offer instructional coaching support in each school as well as a robust and culturally responsive curriculum.

Bilingual Educator Recruitment

Thank you for your interest in the South Bend Empowerment Zone! On this page you will find information on our job openings, who we are, how to sign up for our career fair and professional development session, and resources that will assist you in your transition into South Bend. 

Click here to sign up for our career fair and professional development session! 

South Bend has a thriving Hispanic/Latinx population with 15% of its population identifying as Hispanic or Latinx. At the Empowerment Zone, 38% of our students identify as Hispanic or Latinx.

La Case De Amistad is a not-for-profit charitable organization, which functions as a youth and community center on the west side of South Bend. La Casa continues to focus on offering opportunities for Latino youth to help them succeed in today’s society, while fostering cultural pride. Since our founding, La Casa has modified its programming to address changing community needs. As a result, today La Casa not only provides programming for youth; it also offers services for adults, immigrants, seasonal workers and advocacy for local families. For more information, visit https://lacasadeamistad.org/.

The University of Notre Dame and St. Joseph River are two of South Bend’s defining features. But there is much more in our cities, towns and open spaces. No matter how you choose to explore, this is a place to embrace life’s simple pleasures. Learn more at visitsouthbend.com

While there several national chains in the area, including Chase and PNC, some local banks you can connect with are:
– Notre Dame Federal Credit Union
– 1st Source Bank


There are several Hispanic and Latinx-owned businesses that call South Bend home. Some include:

  • Above the Line Bookkeeping and Accounting Services LLC
  • BossUp
  • C2 Your Health LLC
  • Fun by the Yard
  • GTO Masonry
  • Glow Pro Cleaning
  • Priority Workforce LLC
  • H S by Reme LLC
  • Integrated Technology, LLC
  • Know To Grow Consulting
  • LaShanda’s Soul Food Cafe LLC
  • Lewis Lawncare LLC
  • Lisa Nicole and Company
  • Milestone Academy
  • McGee Medical Advocates, LLC
  • Pro Investments construction LLC
  • Rasha Kamal Creation
  • Soulful Kitchen
  • Visions GPS Branding LLC
  • Wellbeing LLC
  • Rhythm To You
  • Y’s Shuttle Service