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Board Corner

South Bend Empowerment Zone Board

The South Bend Empowerment Zone and its Empowerment Zone Chief are directly accountable to a non-profit Board. The Board consists of both local independent and SBCSC members, allowing community voice to play a critical role in the process of transforming our neighborhood schools.

Upcoming Meetings

Board of Directors Board Meeting Dates & Times 

The second Tuesday of every other month

  • Executive Sessions 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

  • Public Sessions 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Please note, the dates, times, and locations listed here are subject to change. The public will be notified per Indiana Code 5-14-1.5-5.

November Meeting

Date: November 8, 2022

Executive Session: 4:30 PM

Public Session: 6:00 PM

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

Agenda

March Meeting

Date: March 14, 2023

Executive Session: 4:30 PM

Public Session: 6:00 PM

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

Agenda

January Meeting

Date: January 10, 2023

Executive Session: 4:30 PM

Public Session: 6:00 PM

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

Agenda

May Meeting

Date: May 9, 2023

Executive Session: 4:30 PM

Public Session: 6:00 PM

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

Agenda

July Meeting

Date: July 11, 2023

Executive Session: 4:30 PM

Public Session: 6:00 PM

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

Agenda

Past Meetings

Click on the Minutes or Video links to learn more about each meeting.

July Meeting

Date: July 20, 2022

Time: 1:07 pm

Location: 

Minutes

September Meeting

Date: September 13, 2022

Executive Session: 4:30 PM

Public Session: 6:00 PM

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

Agenda

South Bend Empowerment Zone Board of Directors

Centellas, Sam, Board Chair, scentellas@sbez.org, Term 2019-2024

 

Sam is a community advocate and leader in the Latino community. He previously worked at IUSB, Ivy Tech, and La Casa de Amistad, and is excited to serve on the Empowerment Zone board to advocate for positive educational outcomes for Westside students and families. 

Rosa Hiestand, Board Member, rhiestand1@ivytech.edu, Term 2021-2025

 

Rosa Hiestand currently serves as professor of early childhood education at Ivy Tech Community College. She brings extensive knowledge and experience in the early childhood education field from the community perspective, as well as from the national perspective serving on various leadership roles, including as the past board president of Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children. Hiestand’s passion stems from  the belief that high quality education comes from high quality educators. She dedicates her career to ensure that educators are highly qualified to better the lives of children.  

Jeff Rea-President/CEO, South Bend Regional Chamber

John Anella-Board Chair-SBCSC

Ashley Northern-Accounting Specialist, South Bend Heritage Foundation

Kareema Fowler-CFO, SBCSC

Leslie Wesley-Board Member, SBCSC

Jasmine Bradley-Director of Youth Empowerment, Transformation Ministries

Ryan Matthys-Partner and Managing Partner, RSM US, LLP