Located in north central Indiana, South Bend Community School Corporation (SBCSC) is the largest school system in St. Joseph County, and the fourth largest in the state of Indiana. Established in 1867, we are home to over 18,000 students and employ over 3,000 people.
Our employees, families, and community partners instill a passion for lifelong learning, and by working together, we will maintain our focus on children, ensuring excellence, equality, ethics, and engagement for all of our children and their families.
We do everything we can to give students in the school district what they need to graduate ready for college, career, and life in our rapidly evolving global economy. On behalf of the Board of School Trustees and all our staff members, welcome to South Bend Community School Corporation.
The Neighborhood Resources Connection (NRC) is a nonprofit organization that works exclusively for South Bend neighborhoods and neighborhood organizations. The NRC vision is one we share with our South Bend neighbors. Tree-lined streets, gardens and green spaces, a diverse mix of welcoming homes and neighbors we know. A safe community for neighbors to walk and chat, and for kids to ride bikes and play in the nearby park. A prosperous community where we invest our time and talents, share our gifts and show our pride in South Bend’s future by getting involved.
At SJCPL, it’s vital for us to anticipate and respond to the changing needs of our community. We read and enjoy films, music and the spoken word in so many ways. If you have a cell phone, tablet, computer or other device, you’re never far from a good book, movie or game that can educate or entertain.
When you enter our spaces, you’ll find each uniquely designed to help you discover what libraries today are about. In the language of author Roald Dahl, your library card is a golden ticket to myriad forms of entertainment, learning opportunities and experiences.
We’ve redesigned the website with an emphasis on better connecting you with services, facilities, and information pertaining to everyday life in South Bend. Click on the left and right arrows to navigate these quick tips to make the most of your first experience.
311 Service Center
Browse topics, answer questions, and get information about City services and departments. Take me there.
Connect with elected officials
South Bend’s city government aims to make the basics easy, deliver good government, and invest in people and places. Learn about how our elected officials are working for you. Learn more.
Pay bills online
We have information on how to pay utilities, parking tickets, and more. Go pay a bill now.
Get answers to common questions like like “How do I sign-up for the City Yard Waste Program?” and others via Top Resources for Residents. Learn more.
Venues Parks & Arts
Explore activities, programs, and health and fitness initiatives through Venues Parks & Arts. Learn more.
Our goal is to continue evolving this service to better meet your needs. Please provide feedback on how we’re doing at the bottom of any page.