Meet our Partners

The Southeast Organized Area Residents, or SOAR, is a neighborhood organization within the Southeast Neighborhood. This organization is made up of and represents the neighbors that our work directly impacts, so our philosophy is to do work with the neighborhood, not to the neighborhood. SOAR is an incredible asset to the southeast community and our partnership with them is strong.
466 Works is a non-profit Community Development Corporation (CDC) that focuses on housing and community development. It was created to develop opportunities to connect with resources and support community members in their efforts to enhance and revitalize the southeast side neighborhood. Their strategic vision is to become the hub of the southeast side by improving infrastructure, safety, and quality of residential housing.
City government mission to deliver services that empower everyone to thrive. City welcomes Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem as ‘talent meeting purpose” engaging to improve quality of life. BCe2 works extensively with multiple departments of the city, including Public Works, Venues, Parks and Arts Department, the Department of Innovation and Technology, the Department of Community Investment, and others.
A Brain Gain Talent Retention Program in South Bend, enFocus contributes our team leader and mentoring, resources, and knowledge to the Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem.
Riley High School is in the center of all the action. This urban high school of about 1,200 students is home to the South Bend Community School Corporation’s engineering magnet program. Riley sits in the heart of the Southeast Neighborhood and quite literally on top of Bowman Creek. The high school provides talented STEM pipeline students involved in the BCe2 internship as well as the teachers from the engineering magnet program who serve as mentors.

They’re the company that put South Bend on the map for making it a smart city for having the smartest sewers in the world. They develop an environmental embedded sensor network that they use for real time monitoring and controlling flows in the grey infrastructure sewer system. We are working with them to add our smart green infrastructure rain gardens and bioretention areas to their network. Their system provides us with data we can use for optimally placing our smart green technology.

A community college that specializes in technical skills such as environmental design and biotechnology, the interns and mentors from Ivy Tech bring invaluable knowledge and experience to this program.
The University of Notre Dame is an integral part of the Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem. Working closely with College of Engineering and Center for Social Concerns, the University provides faculty, classes, students, and resources to the collaborative multi-institution diverse project based teams.

Faculty are focused on using a variety of biological techniques to catalog plants in the creek as well as provide engaged educational opportunities for the community. Saint Mary’s also contributes to the ethnographic team observing systems of team and stakeholder interaction.

Contributing strength in Sustainability, classes and professors contribute time, resources, and research to the Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem.

This activity made possible, in part, with support from the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County.


The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County is a charitable endowment that seeks to improve the quality of life for the citizens of St. Joseph County and their succeeding generations.

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Located in LaSalle Park, this community center offers a full-sized gymnasium, community room with kitchen, computer lab, weight room, and game room.  The center offers daily programs and activities for all ages, including tutoring, computer classes, fitness classes, open recreation, sports, special events and more!

Since 1973 their mission has been to empower the Latino/Hispanic community within Michiana by providing educational, cultural, and advocacy services in a welcoming, bilingual environment.


Providing high-quality youth programming to students in a culturally relevant way to engage families in the community. 

The Community Foundation strives to support nonprofits and various endeavors that improve the health of our community, our businesses, and our people - impacting success. 


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