Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem
A partnership that pilots community-engaged, sustainable projects to address real world challenges in
St Joseph and Elkhart County.
W H O W E A R E
Our model of an educational ecosystem brings people from different backgrounds and different sectors -- educational institutions, local government, and community organizations-- together to tackle our community’s most challenging problems. We’ve started right here in the Southeast neighborhood of South Bend, where the revitalization of Bowman Creek catalyzed our work and shaped our commitment to social, economic, and environmental sustainability from the very beginning. Now, we use this same framework in a variety of projects, working with neighborhood residents to build our shared community.
Currently, the centerpiece of our program is a summer internship, now in its third year. We focus on regional talent development, with our current intern team comprised of students from 13 local universities, state college campuses, community colleges, and high schools. Our interns are studying 13 different disciplines, and we believe that our success stems from the variety of perspectives that our team members bring. An internship like no other, BCe2 provides an environment where students can take risks, exercise creativity, and apply what they learn in the classroom to create real impact in the community.
Interested in becoming an intern? Apply Here!