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

International Summer Service Learning

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

October 2019

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Information Session: Urban Plunge 2020
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 4:00pm
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Information Session: Urban Plunge 2020
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 4:00pm
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Information Session: ISSLP 2020
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 8:00pm
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Information Session: Urban Plunge 2020
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 4:00pm

November 2019

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Application Open: SSLP 2020
Friday, November 1, 2019 (All day)
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Information Session: CGI Jerusalem 2020
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:45am
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Application Close: ISSLP 2020
Sunday, November 3, 2019 (All day)
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Film CLASSics - Norma Rae
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 3:00pm
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Information Session: SSLP 2020
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 6:00pm
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Information Session: SSLP 2020
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 6:00pm
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Storytelling for Change
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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Open Wide our Hearts Brown Bag Lunch Discussion
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Labor RAPS | The Just Wage Initiative: Unveiling an Online Tool
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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ISSLP Interview Day
Sunday, November 17, 2019 (All day)

December 2019

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Deadline: Romero Days 2020 Paper Proposal
Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 11:45pm
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Dialogue and Listening toward Community Building
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm