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REAL Services

Lilly Endowment/Youth Program Resilience Fund                              

Early Learning Indiana                                                                               

City of South Bend

University of Notre Dame


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Community Partners:


The Family Connection                                                                            

Ready to Grow St Joe                                                                                

Near Westside Neighborhood Organization                                     

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Community-Based Learning with Notre Dame 


This is an advanced-intermediate culture-based Spanish course designed for students who want to improve their communication skills in Spanish and broaden their understanding of the Hispanic world. Students will work with selected Latino families to preserve and document their histories, creating a lasting record that they can proudly pass down to future generations.  By being involved in this important project, students will not only enhance their language skills, but also their cultural awareness of and sensitivity to this growing demographic group, as well as further develop their civic engagement. Through literature, film, current events, and guest speakers, students will develop knowledge about migration issues, family immigration histories, and problems facing our Latino communities in general, and particularly in South Bend.  Students through ethical engagements will work on collaborative creation and preservation of memory (memory of an experience that shapes everyday life and the future). Using storytelling techniques, students will work with Latino families at El Campito to create a collaborative book detailing their life and path to our community. The dispositions that the students will further develop through this class are a better understanding of the Latino culture and appreciation for our customs, an awareness of the diversity of Latino culture, intercultural competence as well as a reflective sensibility.

Mrs. Niño's Garden
                   Mrs. Niño's Garden partnering with Near Westside Neighborhood Organization


​As we honor our 50th year at El Campito, we have begun a partnership with the Near Westside Neighborhood Organization (NWSNO) to build a Community Garden on El Campito’s property on Thomas St. El Campito and the NWSNO share a vision for a vibrant, sustainable, outdoor presence for El Campito. The garden enhances the experience and well-being of its children, youth, staff, and their families; uses food and nature to educate, heal, inspire, connect, and empower; and celebrates El Campito’s culture, embodies its values, and shares its story with the wider public. Given the pandemic, and the emergency situation now facing many families, food pantries, and food banks, we want to start planting vegetables in our neighborhood immediately. Look out for what we grow in 2023 at the corner of Thomas and Laurel!

Taco BattlePat Sponsors

Taco Battle Past Sponsors

2022 Sponsors


Pfeifer Morgan Stesiak

Generations Adventureplex



John's Auto Spa 


Ivy Tech



Intercambio Express


Hoosier Molded Products

Wolfe Legal Services

Cressy and Everett

Michiana Veterinary

Vision Machine works

South Bend Cubs


2021 Sponsors

Hampton Industrial

United Federal Credit Union


Pfeifer, Morgan, Stesiak

Northwest Bank

Fidelity Title Company

Davis and Wojtysiak


John's Auto Spa

Hoosier Molded Products Inc.

Wolf Legal Services

Ivy Tech

Maxi Blast




2020 Sponsors

Meridian Title

Intercambio Express

Ivy Tech

NorthWest Bank

Pfeifer, Morgan, Stesiak

Hamilton Industrial




Metropolitan Title

Hoosier Molded Products

Davis & Wojysiak

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