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The central philosophy of the South Bend Empowerment Zone lies in the centering of the student- and family- experience via the empowerment of leaders and educators at each school to respond to their needs in service to stronger academic, social, and emotional outcomes for our students.

Registration for the 2022-2023 school year is still open!  

We are now hiring for the 2022-2023 school year! 

Latest Blog and News

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CEO named for South Bend Empowerment Zone

Dr. Davion Lewis has been named as Chief Executive Officer for the South Bend Empowerment Zone (SBEZ). Lewis’ appointment was approved Wednesday afternoon at the SBEZ Board meeting.

OUR EMPOWERMENT ZONE SCHOOLS

The South Bend Empowerment Zone schools are the primary unit of change.

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Navarre Middle School

Principal: Melanie Hackett

 

4702 Ford St.

South Bend, IN 46619

 

(574) 393-4600

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Coquillard Elementary School

Principal: Laura Krieger

 

1245 N Sheridan St

South Bend, IN 46628

 

(574) 393-2000

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Harrison Elementary School

Principal: Karla Lee

 

3302 W Western Ave 

South Bend, IN 46619

 

(574) 393-3000

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Warren

Elementary School

Principal: Dr. Libby Wilson

 

55400 Quince Rd

South Bend, IN 46619

(574) 393-2800

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Wilson

Elementary School

Principal: Samantha Smith

 

56660 Oak Rd

South Bend, IN 46619

 

(574) 283-7400

The purpose of the South Bend Empowerment Zone

Our purpose is to eliminate academic and social-emotional opportunity gaps and cultivate the greatness that exists within each child to confidently thrive and pursue their dreams in our city, nation, and world. We will do this by nurturing the mind, body, and spirit of each child by embracing equity, learning, and change for students, staff, and families. We harness the power of community and relationships to ignite transformation.

Vision

A system of schools that eliminates academic and social/emotional opportunity gaps and nurtures the greatness that exists within each child to confidently thrive in our city, nation, and world.

Mission

The Empowerment Zone nurtures the mind, body, spirit of each child by harnessing the power of community and empowering every student with a high quality public education.

Get Involved

The South Bend Empowerment Zone offers students, families, teachers and staff, and school leaders the opportunity to get engaged and make new connections within our community. Find out what you can do to help make a difference in South Bend! 

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Students & Parents
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Teachers & School Staff
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School Leaders

CONTACT

Inquiries

For any inquiries, questions or concerns, please call: 574-393-6176 or fill out the form below. 

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Administrative Office

215 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. South Bend, IN 46601

 

Info@sbez.org

Tel:574-393-6176

Careers

The Empowerment Zone is hiring a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals with an unyielding belief that every child will succeed. If you are an individual who is passionate about transforming education and ready to join a team that is on fire to make change together, this work is for you.