Join Us In Observing 9/11!

Tuesday, September 11th is a NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE.

Please join the American Democracy Project to commemorate September 11th through a two-part service learning series. After the 9/11 tragedy, the people of our nation vowed to pull together to create a stronger America. Keeping this observance alive ensures that the victims, survivors, first responders, volunteers and members of our military are always remembered and honored in a positive, meaningful way.
The Unity Gardens are a powerful symbol of a community united around a common goal.

The Unity Gardens provide healthy, local food to people throughout our community while providing opportunities to gather with neighbors and friends in service to our community.
Participate in this project as a way to show your commitment to service and solidarity!

Tuesday, September 11
Unity Gardens Discussion and Project Preparation
Student Housing Lodge
8pm – 9pm

Saturday, September 15
10am – 2pm
LaSalle Square Unity Garden
3701 Prast Blvd South Bend
mulching, weeding, digging, and sheet mulching
(layering compost, soil, and cardboard)

Please, if able, bring along gardening gloves and your own water bottle. Snacks and water will be supplied. Please contact Lowell Ritter to confirm your plans to participate.

Make a Difference Day

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Announcing IU South Bend’s annual tradition of making a difference – encourage your students to serve at Make a Difference Day 2012.
The American Democracy Project, with the help of volunteers, will serve several local agencies including Habitat for Humanity, Saint Vincent de Paul, Center for the Homeless, REAL Services, and Ronald McDonald House on Saturday, October 27 from 8am – 4pm.

St. Vincent de Paul: Adopt A Family

The American Democracy Project adopted a family that was in need over the Holiday Season.  Eight civically engaged students donated $10 to provide 2 toys and a gift certificate for a Christmas meal for the family.  The students delivered the gifts to the family 3 days before Christmas, bringing much joy to the children and parents. 

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Questions or eager to get more involved with service engagement? Contact Chaise Cope, Service Learning Fellow, via email at

To get involved or suggest ideas for service learning opportunities, please contact Service Learning Fellow Chaise Cope at

To discuss ideas and available resources for service learning in the classroom, please contact American Democracy Project Director, Elizabeth Bennion (