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

April 2020

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Livestream: Europe and the Ethics of Remembering
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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CANCELED: Clockwatchers (1978)
Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 3:00pm
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Labor Café
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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CANCELED: Bread and Roses (2000)
Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 3:00pm

May 2020

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CANCELED: Sorry to Bother You (2018)
Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 3:00pm
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CANCELED: Postgraduate Service Send-off Ceremony 2020
Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

August 2020

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Information Session | Fall 2020 Social Concerns Seminars
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 4:00pm