Kroc Institute co-sponsors ‘Fall Frolic 5K,’ to benefit South Bend homeless center

Author: Kate Chester

Call it exercise for education.

The annual ‘Fall Frolic,’ a 5k fundraiser hosted by the Montessori Academy at Edison Lakes, took place Saturday, Oct. 21 to raise money for the Montessori classroom at the Center for the Homeless in South Bend.

The Montessori classroom is tailored to children ages three to six, who face hardships not seen in traditional school systems. The classroom is free to families at the center, although students can stay in the program even if they move out of the center.

The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, part of the Keough School of Global Affairs, co-sponsored the run for the second year in a row. Erin B. Corcoran, executive director of the Kroc Institute, directed the race, with Kroc Institute Visiting Research Fellows Maria Prada Ramirez and Jenna Sapiano running.

Watch ABC’s Channel 57 for coverage of the event.