Educational Programs


The Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture seeks to provide unique educational programs on South Bend’s West Side that combine one-on-one relationships, arts experiences and life-long learning in a comfortable environment.

The NDCAC believes that all people can be life-long learners, and will provide engaging and relevant educational opportunities through Notre Dame and community partners. The Center boasts a technology lab with state-of-the-art equipment, as well as flexible learning spaces suitable for adults or children. Whatever your age, you are invited to join us in this new learning community. Please check out opportunities for your age group by clicking on a link under Class Schedule.

Check out our News & Events,  Photo Gallery, and Program Videos to see what exciting adventures our students at the NDCAC have been involved in!

youth_programs_about Students participating in summer programming at the NDCAC.

Class Schedule

Youth Programs

Literacy Tutoring

Programming is offered at the NDCAC Monday through Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  for about 20 elementary school students in grades 2 through 4 each semester. The first hour focuses on literacy tutoring provided by volunteer tutors one-on-one or in small groups. The second hour foucuses on arts and culture enrichment activities including but not limited to: Drama Club, Take Ten, Ballet Folklorico, Ceramics, and many more!

Summer Camp

Each summer the NDCAC holds a summer camp centering on themes related to arts and culture for middle school students. This year's theme, "Perspectives," is being explored through art, photography, animation, and creative writing. Last year's theme was South Bend's 150th Birthday, which was explored through the fine arts. 

Adult Programs

The NDCAC offers several adult programs for members of the community. 

CommUniversity Day 2014 Alex S. and Juliana chat during CommUniversity Day 2014.