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Grantee City

In 2018, South Bend was named one of ten winners of the Cities of Service City Hall AmeriCorps VISTA Love Your Block competition. Cities of Service awarded each winning city $25,000 to be used for mini-grants and provides ongoing technical assistance and resources to support the efforts of citizen groups and local nonprofits to fight property blight through home repairs, lot transformations, and community cleanups.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg took office in 2012 at the age of 29. He leads a city workforce of over 1,000 employees and an annual budget over $380 million.

Director of Community Engagement and Economic Empowerment Alkeyna Aldridge

Alkeyna Aldridge serves as Director of Engagement & Economic Empowerment for the City of South Bend. Her team develops strategies that empower residents by increasing their access to economic opportunity and meaningful civic participation.