Center for Citizenship and Community

The following Sites are available for service-learning during Fall 2014

Check with your professor to see which sites are appropriate to use for his/her class.  Some sites use specific ICR courses not listed here.

 Service times are limited, so please sign-up early.

 

I-Martin Luther King Community Center (MLKCC)

40 West 40th St

A United Way agency that provides after school support to grade school children. Service-learning opportunities include mentoring and tutoring, as well as development of youth programming.

M-F, approximately 3:45-6:15 P.M. You will need to schedule regular blocks of time (2-3 hours each week) when you will serve at MLKCC.

Capacity: TBA

For more information, contact Butler Advocate for Community Engagement (ACE)  Audrey Gleason or Hannah Bagoly.

II-A Caring Place (ACP)

4609 N. Capitol


An adult day care center run by Catholic Charities Indianapolis that provides a safe daytime environment for adults with physical and cognitive challenges. Well suited for students interested in service-learning opportunities that include working with the elderly, and interacting with healthcare professionals and social workers.

ACP is open from approximately 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. You will need to schedule regular blocks of time (2-3 hours each week) when you will serve at ACP.

Capacity: 15 students

For more information, contact Butler Advocate for Community Engagement Kelly Jay or Faith Oliver.

 

III-Nur-Allah Islamic Center

2040 E. 46th Street

A Muslim community center with a sixty-year history in Indianapolis. Service-learning opportunities include educational activities with the weekend school (Sundays), participation in an ongoing interview project with members of the center, research opportunities, and interfaith activities.

For more information, visit the Nur-Allah website, or contact AmeriCorps member, Liz Thompson.

 

IV-Immigrant and Refugee Serving Sites

We partner with a number of immigrant and refugee serving sites that will bring you into relationship with immigrant and refugee children and families. Sites for Fall 2014 include:

1. First Baptist Church (8600 N College Ave Indianapolis, IN 46240)

         Thursdays 5:30pm - 7:30pm & Saturdays 9:30am - 11am

         Assist in teaching English

         Population: Primarily Burmese

         Age Range: High School- Adult

         Capacity: 5 students

2. Catholic Charities- After School Tutoring

International Village Apartments, 2729 Embassy Row, 46224

Thursdays 4:30pm-6pm

Population: Diverse Nationalities and Cultures

Age Range: Elementary- High School

Capacity: 5

3. Immigrant Welcome Center (2236 E 10th St, Indianapolis, IN 46201)

Assisting with Welcoming Indianapolis & Natural Helpers Program

[This site requires well organized and self motivated students.]

Dates & Times: TBD

Population: Diverse Nationalities and Cultures

Capacity: TBD

For more information, please contact AmeriCorps member Liz Thompson or ACE,  Rachel O'Heran.

 

V-Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ISBVI)

7725 N. College Avenue


Established in 1847, this internationally renowned school educates children and young adults from the ages of 3 to 22 who are blind or have low vision. As an interactive and established school, it provides a variety of ways for Butler students to get involved. Service-learning opportunities include tutoring math, private music lessons, landscaping, Bible study, participation in recreation, team and club activities, and much, much more. Recreation activities typically take place between 5 P.M. and 9 P.M. Tutoring activities are from 6pm-7pm. You will need to schedule regular blocks of time (2-3 hours each week) when you will serve at ISBVI.

Capacity: Recreation- 6 students & Tutoring- 10 students

For more information, visit the ISBVI Center website, or contact ACE,  Luke Schaible.