We believe community transformation comes from our partners, not from us. The Beacon provides on-going space and support to local residents, organizations, and schools so that they can grow, shine, and be change agents in the community. Below is information on each of our partner organizations.

What sets The Beacon apart from others is our fervent commitment to prioritizing our space for individuals in our community who are the most neglected and underestimated. We do not prioritize space for these individuals because we want to “give back.” We prioritize space for these individuals because we are fully convinced that the most effective community transformation will come from them.

These organizations are lights of transformation on the west side of South Bend.

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Serves 150-200 individuals each week at The Beacon for Sunday services, Sunday School, and small groups.


Riverside is a church of individuals who are focused on knowing Jesus intimately, being transformed by the Spirit, and doing mission with God.

Riverside's Website


Free boxing coaching and training. PAL Serves 45-60 youth and young adults in boxing 3 days/week throughout the school year.


The PAL Boxing Club provides an opportunity for children and youth to gain athletic coaching as well as life and academic mentoring. Call (574) 235-9201 for more details or visit their Facebook page by clicking the button below.

PAL's Facebook Page

Free High School Equivalency, Trades Certification, and English Language Learning training program for adult learners at The Beacon that also provides free transportation to and from classes and on-site daycare for students' children

SBCSC Adult Education

Parents prepare for the high school equivalency tests and participate in a variety of family and parent-child together activities.

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The South Bend Roller Girls league was founded in early 2010 with the mission of empowering female athletes and contributing to the local community

South Bend Roller Girls

The South Bend Roller Girls contribute to the local community through volunteering, fundraising for charities and providing an exciting and competitive outlet for women and fans alike.

SBRG Website

Help With Love’s network is made of Christian churches of all kinds. They are theologically, racially, and economically diverse, but work together to love their neighbors well.

Help WIth Love

Volunteers from churches who connect with helpline callers are just ‘nice people’ willing to provide a level of friendship and personal care that is often the “missing link” needed for long term change.

Help with Love Website

The South Bend Homeschool Co-op works to enrich community relationships and enhance educational growth of South Bend area homeschoolers. They teach 60 K-12 youth once a week.

SB Homeschool Co-op

The Co-op is a ministry outreach of homeschooling moms at Riverside Church and offers 6-week rotating courses for all home school levels. For more information on enrollment and course schedules, visit their website by clicking the button below.

SB Co-op Website

South Bend Table Tennis Club is a place for all ages and skill levels to play table tennis, competitively or casually. Coaching is also available by five-time national championship and twelve-time doubles national champion, Dan Seemiller

South Bend Table Tennis

For more details check out the South Bend Table Tennis Club website or call (574) 261-4545.

SBTT Website

Community Pickleball

Come play drop-in Pickleball for community members on the west side of South Bend. Facilitated by local volunteers.

Community Pickleball

Pickleball is a “tennis-like” game played on a small court using large paddles and wiffle balls. It is easy to learn and can be enjoyed by players of all ages and athletic abilities. Beginners are Welcome!

Beacon Community Schedule

Jubilee Ventures is dedicated to extending opportunity, restoration, and ownership to underestimated talent in our community.

Jubilee Ventures

A programming initiative of The Beacon, Jubilee Ventures equips individuals with underestimated talent to access business ownership on the west side of South Bend.

Jubilee Venture's Website