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IU South Bend Community: Volunteer with City Lights Kids

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ORGANIZATION: Indiana University South Bend Center for Community Engagement

City Light Kids (CLK) is a program for elementary students that meets weekly after school, throughout the school year.

CLK fosters an environment of belonging and offers a space for each student to be known and accepted, providing a unique support system that comes alongside students, their immediate family, and the school system. During the course of a CLK gathering, students will play, participate in life skills and enrichment activities, receive academic support, and share in a family style meal.


To see children grow into holistic wellness through academic empowerment, life skills training, spiritual development, and mentoring.


We believe City Light Kids are future leaders of our community. Amidst the pressures and difficulties that face students today, CLK recognizes a student’s potential and commits to investing and connecting students to needed resources and opportunities.

  • Mentoring: Mentoring through adult volunteers & staff
  • Academic Empowerment: Academic assistance & enrichment
  • Spiritual Development: Story-based Bible teaching
  • Life Skills: Social-Emotional Learning

Apply here to be a City Light Kids Mentor.

If you have questions about City Light Kids, please email Aundrea Taylor.

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About Indiana University South Bend Center for Community Engagement


1700 Mishawaka Ave, 2279 Wiekamp Hall, South Bend, IN 46615, US

Mission Statement

IU South Bend is committed to fostering relationships between the campus and community that enhance student learning and enrich our region.


IU South Bend is committed to developing mutual and reciprocal partnerships that strengthen our community. As Chancellor Susan Elrod explains, our campus mission is to " . . . build relationships with neighbors, organizations, and businesses. It means we add voice, value, and vitality to the community we serve as an important hub of dialog, discovery, and direction."


Children & Youth
Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.


1519 Portage AvenueSouth Bend, IN 46616







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