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Ivy Tech Community College is the college for the community. We are committed to public service, and we remain focused on our goal to effect positive change in the community and Indiana.

Opening Doors to a Second Chance

Opening Doors to a Second Chance is a program by the Business and Public Service Division. The program provides education and resources about the expungement process — the removal of criminal records from public inspection, such as a criminal background check. The goal of the program is to reintegrate people with minor criminal offenses into our communities so that they can live, work and thrive.

There are over 700,000 people released from state and federal prisons each year, while another nine million cycle through local jails. What began as a small community-based opportunity for Ivy Tech Community College students has morphed into a full service, not-for-profit organization with the mission to assist formerly incarcerated individuals with a successful transition after release. With the understanding that an arrest with or without a conviction can follow you forever, we are committed to helping expunge all eligible arrests, misdemeanors and felonies.

Resources are available to the public, learn more at ivytexpungement.edholm.me/index.php.
For additional info, contact the Expungement team at (
574) 404-9250 ext. 5368 or (574) 289-7001 ext.6373.

Katharos Catering

Katharos Catering, located in Ivy Cafe at the South Bend campus, features delicious and healthy meals daily during breakfast and lunch hours. Meals are made with fresh herbs and spices to build great tasting, flavorful cuisines. Staffers strive to provide quality produce daily and when possible, shop local. We are aware of all the allergens and dietary restrictions that exist. Katharos specializes in providing great tasting gluten free, vegan, vegetarian and other dietetic restrictive options.

Monday-Friday | 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(574) 334-0205
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Minority Male Initiative (MMI)

The Minority Male Initiative (MMI) supports African-American and Latino male students by providing educational opportunities such as mentoring, academic assistance, roundtable discussions and associations with community leaders and organizations. MMI is inclusive to all genders and races with an interest. 

Prince Covington
MMI Coordinator
(574) 289-7001 ext. 5360

Workforce Ready Grant

The Workforce Ready Grant offers working adults an opportunity to refine or gain skills needed to succeed in an ever-changing, growing economy. You may qualify for a tutition-free certification or technical certificate that aligns with high-demand jobs in fields such as manufacturing, health sciences, construction and technology. Discover more information at ivytech.edu/nextleveljobs