Resources for Neighbors


Northeast Neighborhood Revitalization Organization

The NNRO was incorporated in 2000 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, for the purpose of the social, physical and economic revitalization of South Bend’s northeast neighborhood. Partners include the City of South Bend, Madison Center Inc., Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend Clinic and the neighbors of the northeast community.

City of South Bend

The city’s website is a helpful tool for learning more about almost everything: how to get a dog license or pay a bill online, how to contact elected officials, upcoming outdoor concert dates, or links to read the City of South Bend’s vision for 2025. Want to get more involved? There are ideas for volunteering, public meeting times and notices, and more useful information

Simply call 311 with any questions or concerns and you will be connected with the appropriate department.  

Robinson Community Learning Center

The Robinson Community Learning Center was started in 2001 in partnership with the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns, and offers a variety of programs for youth and adults alike. Jennifer Knapp Beudert is the manager at Robinson Center, and encourages neighbors to get involved. Check the website to learn more about tutoring and other programs.

Center for Social Concerns

“Be the Change.” You can learn more about the work of the University of Notre Dame’s center here, with a list of service and social action groups for ND students looking to get involved. Check the Local Community Connections link to see more of what the center is doing with NENC and around South Bend.

Unity Gardens

The main Unity Gardens website offers information about the program, its history and mission, sponsors and locations — plus how to help. Follow the links on the main site to individual gardens, including the Madison Square Garden.  There’s info on free food, volunteering and donations.