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Ivy Tech Community College is a 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.

Pod 7: Resource & Referral Center

People Overcoming Difficulties (POD 7) was formed in response to an alarming number of students dropping from their courses because they simply did not have support meeting basic needs that contribute to overall student success such as healthcare, food insecurities, mental health resources and more. It is hurdles like these which play a role in preventing students from reaching their educational goals. A dedicated group of faculty, staff, and students believed if those non-academic barriers could be broken or at least lessened, students would have a greater chance of obtaining their personal and academic goals.

Services & Referrals offered: 

  • Counseling services (Samaritan Counseling)
  • Community resources
  • Child care referrals
  • Expungement (Opening Doors to a Second Chance )
  • Food pantry
  • Healthcare services
  • Life coaching

For additional information, please visit us in room 103 at the South Bend campus or contact Gale Vaughn at (574) 289-7001 ext. 5320.

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-Thursday | 10 a.m. to 2 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