Internet Access & Hotspots

Free hotspots and unlimited internet access is available for Empowerment Zone students and families through a partnership with Citywide Classroom South Bend. Citywide Classroom South Bend is a collaborative partnership to expand connectivity resources typically found in South Bend classrooms into the neighborhoods and homes of the students we serve. Eligibility includes:

  • Students must be enrolled at any school within the South Bend Community School Corporation.
  • Students must reside within the district boundaries of the South Bend Community School Corporation.
  • Students must be enrolled in free or reduced price ​meal benefits.

 

For more information contact Savino Rivera at srivera@sbez.org

Internet Services

Citywide Classroom South Bend offers two in-home internet options for students and families to apply for: Comcast Internet Essentials packages and mobile data hotspots. Student homes are eligible for one Comcast Internet Essentials service or one mobile data hotspot.

Neighborhood WiFi

In addition to offering in-home internet services, CCSB is working with the city of South Bend to expand their free WiFi in neighborhoods. The South Bend Community School Corporation is also increasing the number of SBCSC school buses fitted with wifi. Visit the City of South Bend Digital Inclusion Toolkit to see the updated locations of public WiFi!

Eligibility

Students within the South Bend Community School Corporation and select non-public schools are eligible to request in-home internet services. Students must be eligible for free or reduced lunch, or live within households that qualify for unemployment benefits.

Devices & Technology

CCSB has partnered with PCs for People to offer low-cost desktops and laptops to qualifying students and families. Contact CCSB for more information if you are interested in these devices.