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HOPE AND CHANGE ARE FOUND WHEN WE LIVE UNITED.

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WHAT 

United Way, along with community partners, is building a new neighborhood center that will serve as a replicable model in the fields of EDUCATION, YOUTH, and COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, while bringing new resources to the fight against poverty. 

The Southeast Neighborhood Center will be built on the corner of Fellows and Dubail, on a total of 5 empty lots which have been donated to the United Way by 466 Works (3) and the City of South Bend (2). 

Anchored by a high-quality Early Learning Program, the new facility will provide holistic health, youth and senior services, adjacent to 24 new single-family units of affordable housing.

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WHY

The Neighborhood Center will primarily serve families living within census tracks 29 and 30, which have been designated by the Center for American Progress as childcare deserts, Food Deserts  and Health Professional Shortage Area, indicating health care provider shortages in primary care, dental health, and mental health.

The Southeast Neighborhood is home to 2,684 persons, 895 of whom are under the age of 19.  The median household income for neighborhood residents is about half that of the median income for the city as a whole. 

Based on the U.S. Census, of neighbors 25 years old and over, more than 30% do not have a high school diploma,  and over 42% of all residents are living below the poverty level, including half of the population that is under the age of 18.

At a glance, the residents of the Southeast Neighborhood have higher poverty rates, are younger,  and are impacted by lower educational attainment in comparison to the city’s residents as a whole. 

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HOW

CHILDCARE: This area is home to roughly 190 children under the age of 5, and contains 3 licensed childcare providers with a combined capacity of 44 children. The Center’s early learning PROGRAM  is being designed to meet the State’s highest quality rating, Level 4 on Paths to Quality and will serve up to 112 children, infant through preschool age.

HEALTHCARE: The Southeast Neighborhood Center will host clinical space for free healthcare services with additional transportation programs to meet the immediate needs of families for Primary care, OB, Dental,  Mental Health, and pharmaceutical services.

YOUTH PROGRAMMING: As local crime and dropout rates among youth remain high, families are frustrated with the lack of opportunities for their children. Neighborhood meetings quickly  identified the need for the Center to include programming to support youth ages 12 to 18 that is safe, accessible to low-income families living within the neighborhood and open in the evening throughout the year.

Give back to support the Southeast Neighborhood Center today!

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DONATE

HOPE AND CHANGE ARE FOUND WHEN WE LIVE UNITED.

WHAT 

United Way, along with community partners, is building a new neighborhood center that will serve as a replicable model in the fields of EDUCATION, YOUTH, and COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, while bringing new resources to the fight against poverty. 

The Southeast Neighborhood Center will be built on the corner of Fellows and Dubail, on a total of 5 empty lots which have been donated to the United Way by 466 Works (3) and the City of South Bend (2). 

Anchored by a high-quality Early Learning Program, the new facility will provide holistic health, youth and senior services, adjacent to 24 new single-family units of affordable housing.

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WHY

The Neighborhood Center will primarily serve families living within census tracks 29 and 30, which have been designated by the Center for American Progress as childcare deserts, Food Deserts  and Health Professional Shortage Area, indicating health care provider shortages in primary care, dental health, and mental health.

The Southeast Neighborhood is home to 2,684 persons, 895 of whom are under the age of 19.  The median household income for neighborhood residents is about half that of the median income for the city as a whole. 

Based on the U.S. Census, of neighbors 25 years old and over, more than 30% do not have a high school diploma,  and over 42% of all residents are living below the poverty level, including half of the population that is under the age of 18.

At a glance, the residents of the Southeast Neighborhood have higher poverty rates, are younger,  and are impacted by lower educational attainment in comparison to the city’s residents as a whole. 

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HOW

CHILDCARE: This area is home to roughly 190 children under the age of 5, and contains 3 licensed childcare providers with a combined capacity of 44 children. The Center’s early learning PROGRAM  is being designed to meet the State’s highest quality rating, Level 4 on Paths to Quality and will serve up to 112 children, infant through preschool age.

HEALTHCARE: The Southeast Neighborhood Center will host clinical space for free healthcare services with additional transportation programs to meet the immediate needs of families for Primary care, OB, Dental,  Mental Health, and pharmaceutical services.

YOUTH PROGRAMMING: As local crime and dropout rates among youth remain high, families are frustrated with the lack of opportunities for their children. Neighborhood meetings quickly  identified the need for the Center to include programming to support youth ages 12 to 18 that is safe, accessible to low-income families living within the neighborhood and open in the evening throughout the year.

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Give back to support the Southeast Neighborhood Center today!

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