Erin Blasko | September 16, 2019
The Center for Civic Innovation at the University of Notre Dame has relocated from Innovation Park to the former Center for Arts and Culture in South Bend, closer to its partners in the community.
The center will host an open house at the new location, 1045 W. Washington St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 8 (Tuesday). Officials will offer brief remarks about the new center and refreshments will be served. The public is welcome to attend.
The Center for Arts and Culture opened in the former Hansel Center, a 1920s-era hospital building on West Washington Street in South Bend, in 2013.
In addition to the Segura Arts Studio, Crossroads Gallery and Office of Community Relations, the center hosted educational programming in partnership with the Robinson Community Learning Center as well as special events and programs related to arts, culture and community engagement for residents of all ages.
Those events and programs, including literacy tutoring for students in grades two through six, a summer arts camp for middle school students and an annual Day of the Dead celebration, will continue at the new Center for Civic Innovation, and the Crossroads Gallery will remain open there as well.
Functions associated with the former Office of Community Relations will be the responsibility of the Office of Public Affairs.
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