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

January 2020

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2020 Social Concerns Fair
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
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Winter Career Fair 2020
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
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Leadership Formation Workshop: Organizing through the power of story
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

February 2020

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Application Close: SSLP 2020
Saturday, February 1, 2020 (All day)
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Color of Compromise: Why the History of the Church and Race Matters
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
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Application Close: Community-Impact Grants
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:30pm
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Information Session: Catholic Social Tradition Minor
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Junior Parents Weekend Open House
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

March 2020

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