Alumni by the Numbers

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Community Projects in 10 Years
Unique Community Project Partners

Graduates of Leadership SBM’s Signature, Emerge and Youth programs make their mark on St. Joseph County and the region. From CEO’s and non-profit executives to leaders in healthcare, education, banking, civil service and more, you will find our alumni leading the way. After graduation, Leadership SBM supports alumni providing opportunities for continued learning, social connection and community service projects.

Look anywhere in the South Bend/Mishawaka Community, and you will find Leadership SBM Alumni. From non-profit leaders to bank presidents to local civic innovators, over 3,000 of our local leaders have learned skills and made community connections through our programs. Our servant leaders are now shaping the future of the region.

Alumni: Newest Graduates

Representing 10 area high schools and home school, our Youth Leadership program introduces high school sophomores and juniors to the challenges and resources of our community. As they progress through the program year, students learn servant leadership skills from local leaders and connect with one another to tackle issues in their schools and in the community.

Signature Graduation

The 41 members of Class 46 survived the great COVID pivot to finish their program year with virtual program days and project presentations via Zoom. Facebook Live replaced The Palais Royale as the venue for graduation. Through livestreaming videos 1,200 community members participated in graduation and honored Rose Meissner, Class 20, President of the St. Joseph County Community Foundation as the 2020 Distinguished Alumna.

Emerge Graduation

Both Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 graduates of the Emerge program completed five-weeks dedicated to discovering themselves as leaders and learning skills to move them forward on their leadership journey. They celebrated with a reception at O’Roarkes on Eddy Street where their sponsors and Leadership SMB alumni joined in wishing them the best.