Creating a thriving, safe, and united community.

South Bend Heritage Foundation (SBH) is committed to enhancing the community for all residents. Through events, partnerships, and special programs, SBH supports every residents in a positive and meaningful way. The Charles Martin Youth Center is a great location for events and houses the Literacy Center. The Colfax Campus Gallery offers a unique space for viewing art in an urban area. SBH hosts several events throughout the year, as well as partners with many community organizations to support events and other initiatives. 

“I love the sense of community and the collective energy when people come together to celebrate, share, discuss, honor, learn...”

Bonny Hoover

The annual Martin Luther King Jr Celebration is a community favorite, honoring Dr. King’s legacy to diversity and inclusion in all communities and neighborhoods. ​Going into it’s 35th year, the momentum has not slowed down as community members come together to reflect on civil rights and justice.

2020 events

MLK breakfast & celebration

January 20, 2020

7:30- 9:00 AM at the Century Center

Highlights of the Celebration include the Community Service Recognition Breakfast, the Memorial March, and the Youth Program.

Colfax Gallery Exhibitions

Celebrate local artists at our six annual exhibitions, which include the Middle School Student Art Exhibition and the Annual Art & Social Justice Juried Exhibit.

neighborworks week

June 6-13, 2020

Each June, NeighborWorks America and its network of local organizations mobilize tens of thousands of volunteers, businesspeople, neighbors, friends, and local and national elected and civic leaders in a week of neighborhood change and awareness.

Red ribbon March

The Red Ribbon March is to rally against drugs and violence in South Bend. The March acts as a drug prevention event in the community. 

Stay tuned for updated information regarding this event.

soul food lunch

South Bend Heritage hosts the Annual Soul Food Luncheon as an opportunity for the community to come together, enjoy great, local food and learn more about South Bend Heritage’s work in revitalizing neighborhoods.

rebuilding together

Rebuilding Together is a nonprofit, community-based partnership of volunteers from local government, businesses, and other nonprofits, that rehabilitate the homes of low-income and elderly homeowners and improve neighborhoods.