Welcome from the Executive Director

Welcome to the Center for Social Concerns, Notre Dame's institute for community-engaged learning and scholarship!

For over three decades, the Center has coordinated service- and community-based learning for thousands of students, supported community-based research by faculty and students that responds to community needs near and far, and facilitated Notre Dame’s community partnerships in support of the demands of justice. Shaped by the Catholic social tradition, the Center’s programing aspires to bring together education of mind of heart as we prepare our students for the responsibilities of faith-filled global citizenship and help the University fulfill its mission to "create a sense of human solidarity and concern for the common good that will bear fruit as learning becomes service to justice."

Whether you are a student, faculty member, friend of the university, current Center partner, or future one, I invite you to explore the inspiring range of activities we support. 

-Rev. Paul V. Kollman, C.S.C.
The Leo and Arlene Hawk Director of the Center for Social Concerns