An Urban Thrill
Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to be one with the flowing rapids? To be swept up in an abundance of powerful water only to make it victoriously to the other side? Many think to head to the foothills of West Virginia or the well-known rapids in Colorado, but a quick drive to downtown South Bend will […]
Chill Out: How to Relax Amid a Stressful Season
It’s nearly impossible to be stress-free at a time when the world seems to be in complete chaos. Rather than binge watch yet another show on Netflix, our minds and bodies need moments to process, relax and escape. A simple breathing exercise, meditation technique or yoga pose can re-invigorate the spirit and lead to fresh […]
We + You: A Call for Social Solidarity
Life has been quite different. As we transition into new realities, we understand that life will continue to look different for a while. Perhaps, for one reason or another, life will be different forever. Uncertainty and change are going to be constants, adding challenging thoughts to our already complex lives. Organizations and businesses will implement […]
BACK TO BASICS: THE LOST ART OF BEING OUTSIDE Phone, keys, wallet. That’s the mantra when leaving the house for millions of Americans who are all connected to the ever-growing digital space. According to Pew Research Center in 2019, 81% of Americans own a smartphone. That means almost 300 million Americans have access to the […]
Eat like a Champion
A healthy initiative took place for South Bend’s youth during summer break Nearly 1 in 3 children in America is overweight according to the CDC, but many are unaware that having a well-balance diet is extremely important to their proper growth and development. Giving kids an understanding of what healthy foods are and allowing them to experience them […]
Wintertime Adventures at Rum Village
Come take a walk at Rum Village where quiet yet breathtaking adventures await you at every turn.
VPA Welcomes You to 2019
With everything we do, we keep in mind our mission to inspire a more livable South Bend for all, connecting us to emotionally engaging experiences and each other.
Sam Centellas: Journey to Health
Sam Centellas: Journey to Health Meet Sam Centellas. You might know him as the Executive Director of La Casa de Amistad, a community center on the Westside of South Bend, you might recognize him as one of the key coordinators of Westside Wednesday, or perhaps you may have seen this early morning gym-goer at O’Brien Fitness […]