Center for Citizenship and Community

The following sites are available for service-learning during Spring Semester 2014.

Attendance and service times are limited, so please sign-up early.


I-Kaleidoscope Youth Center

4186 Broadway Street

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 3:30-7 P.M. You will need to schedule regular blocks of time when you will serve at the KYC.

Capacity: 20 students

For more information, contact Butler Advocate for Community Engagement Audrey Gleason.


II-A Caring Place

4609 N. Capitol

An adult daycare 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., and regular weekly blocks of time should be scheduled.

Capacity: 15 students

For more information, contact Butler Advocate for Community Engagement Emily Ellsworth.


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 Sandra Guirguis.


IV-Immigrant and Refugee 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.

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

             Thursdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm & Saturdays 9:30am - 11am
             Assist in teaching English
             Population: Burmese
             Age Range: High School- Adult
             Capacity: 5 students

2. MSDWT Westlane Middle School (1301 W 73rd St Indianapolis, IN 46260)

              MTWRF 2:30pm -4pm
              Assist in ENL class for level 1 & 2 (limited English skills)
              Population: Burmese, Thai, Eritrean, Congolese etc.
              Age Range: 6th Grade- 8th Grade (12 yrs old-14 yrs old)
              Capacity: 6 students/day


For more information, please contact AmeriCorps member Liz Thompson, Emma Jay or 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 generally in the early afternoon-following classes.

Capacity: Recreation- 6 students & Tutoring- 10 students

For more information, visit the ISBVI Center website, the ISBVI campus map, or contact Stephen Cornelius.