Graduate Student Initiatives

The Center for Social Concerns fosters engaged scholarship opportunities for graduate students, facilitating collaboration with local community partners and agencies worldwide to create engaged teaching, learning, research, and service opportunities. Through the center, graduate and professional students take courses and attend workshops, teach undergraduates, and secure funding for research. The goal is to integrate engagement, outreach, and public scholarship opportunities with students' disciplinary expertise. The center’s home, Geddes Hall, also offers graduate students space to study or meet as a group.
 

For more information, follow the links below or contact Jay Brandenberger, PhD

 

Professional Development

The Graduate Certificate in Community Engagement and Public Scholarship

Community Engagement Faculty Institute

Engaged Learning Forum

Community Engagement Workshops

 

Courses 

The Common Good Initiative

Community Engagement and Public Scholarship in Higher Education: Integrating Learning and Social Responsibility in the Academy 

Social Concerns Seminars 

 

Teaching Opportunities

Summer Service Learning Program

International Summer Service Learning Program

Social Concerns Seminars

 

Research and Grant Opportunities

Engagement and Social Responsibility in Higher Education

Community Impact Grants

 

Community Engagement and Leadership

Guide to Civic Engagement — Local Engagement Opportunities by Area of Focus

Leadership Advancing Socially Engaged Research (via the Graduate School)

Community Engagement Coordinating Council at Notre Dame

 

Resources and Publications

Research Reports: Engagement at Notre Dame

Center Faculty and Staff Publications

Occasional Paper Series

Graduate Student Public Scholarship at Notre Dame

 

"Classification as an institution of Community Engagement affirms Notre Dame’s efforts to address challenges and improve the quality of life in communities near and far."

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame

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Upcoming Events

December 2021

07
Information Session | Social Concerns Seminars
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 4:00pm
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Information Session | Social Concerns Seminars
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 4:00pm

January 2022

10
Information Session | Social Concerns Seminars
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 4:00pm
11
Information Session | Social Concerns Seminars
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 4:00pm
12
Information Session | Social Concerns Seminars
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 4:00pm