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Mayor Pete Buttigieg Recognizes Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem in New Book

In his new book, Shortest Way Home, Mayor Pete mentions the work of BCe2 and our innovation to provide real change to the community, transforming the narrative that South Bend is not just a "college town".

February 26, 2019

BCe2 Shoutout in Goshen College's Student Newspaper The Record

BCe2 and EnFocus are highlighted in this article about the career network event to promote the value of summer internships, including Intern Lead Sara Boukdad stating, “One of the best markers of our internships is that you can talk forever about the work that you do because you end up being so enthusiastic about it and so invested,” 

February 8, 2019

$125,000 Grant Received to Develop Affordable Housing in the Southeast Neighborhood

BCe2 interns collaborated with various organizations in order to receive a $125,000 grant that will allow them to build a home for a low- to moderate- income family in South Bend’s Southeast Neighborhood! This project helps to address the necessity for affordable yet quality housing in South Bend.

December 18, 2018

Smaller Legacy City Toolkit: South Bend, IN

South Bend has many strategies for success on how to become a thriving city. This article highlights "Talent Meeting Purpose" as one of these strategies and uses BCe2 as an example of it.

October 4, 2018

Mayor Pete Atlantic Interview

On AtlanticLive, Mayor Pete discusses South Bend functioning as a college town that wants college-aged students for their talents. He talks about BCe2 fulfilling this mission of utilizing the talents of college-aged students to benefit a community.

September 20, 2018

ND TriO Spotlight on 2018 BCe2 High School Interns

Highlighting the importance of varying perspectives, BCe2 provides local high school and college students with the opportunity to become a part of the solution by serving as interns. This year’s interns included several ND TRiO Scholars, including Willow Crisovan, Jacqueline Juarez, Marlon Taylor and Juel Wiseman.

August 2, 2018

Notre Dame's new innovation center hopes to find answers for local problems

Read about the new Center for Civic Innovation and how it emmulates the current modelsof Bowman Creek! The Tribune also highlights the work done to revialize the Bowman Creek watershed.

July 22, 2018

College of Engineering Announces New Center for Civic Innovation in Partnership with St. Joseph, Elkhart Counties

The University of Notre Dame College of Engineering has created a new Center for Civic Innovation in partnership with the Notre Dame Research, Center for Social Concerns and IDEA Center — part of an effort to find innovative solutions to pressing civic issues and improve quality of life and place in St. Joseph and Elkhart counties.

July 18, 2018

South Bend Church Models Smart Rainwater Handling

Members of First Unitarian Church, BCe2, and neighbors, held a “rain garden party” where they installed one of four rain gardens at the church.

May 5, 2018

From Creek Cleanup to Launchpad for Innovation

BCe2 Awarded by Indiana Department of Education and Chamber of Commerce

February 22, 2018

BCe2: City & University Partnerships

(Part 1)

Check out these videos to learn more about BCe2 - with thanks to Michiana Access TV (michianaaccesstv.org)

February 13, 2018

BCe2: Student and Community Perspectives (Part 2)

Check out these videos to learn more about BCe2 - with thanks to Michiana Access TV (michianaaccesstv.org)

February 13, 2018

PBS Outdoor Elements Episode


Interns from Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem are interviewed in PBS' Outdoor Elements about rain gardens, native plants, and BCe2's commitment to improving the quality of Bowman Creek and the community around it. 

February 11, 2018

Indy Star Interview


Sam Mustipher talks about his future plans and his experience at BCe2!

August 18, 2017

WNDU Checks Out Native Tree Nurseries


WNDU takes a look at our native tree nurseries to discover positive reuse options for vacant lots.

August 8, 2017

2017 Summer Final Presentations


If you missed our summer final presentations on Aug 4th, 2017, check out the video!

August 4, 2017

BCe2 on WNIT's Outdoor Elements


Last summer WNIT, a PBS affiliate documented the work being done at Bowman creek, highlighting our principles, values, and goals. Hear from our leaders and interns.

March 19, 2017

Biz Voice Magazine


Biz Voice Magazine takes a look at Bowman Creek, examining the values, goals, and origins of the unique program

March/April 2017

Charlie Rose Interview


5:08 - Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks about Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem on Charlie Rose's talk show.



March 19, 2017

Mayor Pete Buttigieg


Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem's 2016 final presentations.

August 9, 2016

MetroLab Network


MetroLab Network interviewed Summer 2016's team lead, Alicia Czarnecki, to find out more about her role in Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem.

July 30, 2016



WSBT takes a look at how college and high school students are making an impact in their community through Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem.

July 8, 2016


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