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Center for Citizenship and Community
Center for Citizenship and Community

Indianapolis Community Requirement Partner Sites

Below is a list of service sites used from semester to semester. Not all sites are used every semester. To learn more about Butler's connections with these sites or regarding potential site placements, please contact Center for Citizenship and Community Assistant Director Hanako Gavia  

A Caring Place (ACP)

A Caring Place

4609 N. Capitol
317-446-0015

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.

Center for Interfaith Cooperation (CIC)

Center for Interfaith Cooperation

1100 West 42nd Street
 317-466-0114 

 An organization with the goal of inspiring interfaith collaboration in  order to strengthen civil society. Through our current partnership,  service-learning students have worked with Iraqi and Palestinian  refugees new to the Indianapolis area.

Humane Society of Indianapolis (HSI) 

Humane Society of Indianapolis

7929 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268

The Humane Society of Indianapolis is an animal rescue and adoption operation whose mission is to provide shelter and comfort to animals in need on the path to loving lifetime homes. It is a private, non-profit charitable organization with approximately 10,000 animals cared for each year.  

 

 

 

Immigrant Welcome Center of Indianapolis (IWC)

Immigrant Welcome Center

2236 E. 10th Street
317-808-2340

An organization that helps new immigrants integrate into American society. Potential opportunities include teaching ESL courses, and outreach work with recently arrived refugee communities.

For more information, visit the IWC website 

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

7725 N. College Avenue
317/253-1481 317/253-1481

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. 

For more information, visit the ISBVI Center website

 

 

Martin Luther King Community Center (MLKCC)
Indiana Martin Luther King Community Center

40 W. 40th Street
317-923-4581

A social service organization with services for all ages and audiences. Service-learning opportunities include working with senior citizens and tutor and providing programming for grade school children.

For more information, visit the MLK Community Center website.

Metropolitan School District of Washington Township (MSDWT)
Metropolitan School District of Washington Township

8550 Woodfield Crossing Blvd.
317-845-9400

There are a number of students from immigrant and refugee communities who are enrolled in MSDWT schools and struggle to achieve full English language fluency. Such a lack of fluency has significant consequences for academic achievement. Further, many students enrolled in Butler University struggle to achieve full intercultural competency, and that lack of cultural fluency has significant consequences in terms of their ability/achievement as citizens of their communities and of the world. At various schools within the MSDWT school district, Butler students and MSDWT students work together in pairs or small groups to discuss, research, and develop stories that derive from the experiences and cultures of the MSDWT students.

Nur-Allah Islamic Center

Nur-Allah Islamic Center2040 E. 46th Street
317-251-9796

A Muslim community center with a sixty year history in Indianapolis. Service-learning opportunities include educational and research opportunities, and interfaith activities.

For more information, visit the Nur-Allah website.