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

September 2020

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Information Session | ISSLP 2021
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 7:00pm

October 2020

02
Labor Café Goes Virtual! October First Friday
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Information Session | ISSLP 2021
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 7:00pm
08
BetterTogetherND Interfaith Small Group Launch
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
11
Application Deadline | ISSLP 2021
Sunday, October 11, 2020 (All day)
11
Application Deadline | SSLP 2021
Sunday, October 11, 2020 (All day)
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November 2020

01
Higgins Labor Film Club: Norma Rae (1979)
Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 4:00pm
06
Labor Café Goes Virtual! November First Friday
Friday, November 6, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
08
Higgins Labor Film Club: Bread and Roses (2000)
Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 4:00pm
09
CVN Virtual Volunteer Fair (Day 1)
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
10
CVN Virtual Volunteer Fair (Day 2)
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 12:30pm to 3:30pm

December 2020

04
Labor Café Goes Virtual! December First Friday
Friday, December 4, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm