Poverty and Community Development

This research area deepens understanding about the intersection of the social, economic, and political forces that perpetuate poverty in communities worldwide. This research effort is informed by the Catholic Social Tradition, particularly the principle of the preferential option for the poor, which demands that we spend more resources—financial and intellectual—on those who are most vulnerable. Work in this area also seeks to illuminate and concretize the University’s aim, stated in its mission statement, to develop in its students “a disciplined sensibility to the poverty and injustice that burden the lives of so many.” Research can address these concerns in international or domestic communities, but special attention is given to how they are expressed and addressed in the local community.

Active Research in this area:

  • Poverty Studies Interactive Case Studies. Construction of case studies that explore key issues and learning opportunities in poverty studies. Institutional members of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty are leading the development of these cases through the support of the University of Notre Dame Office of Digital Learning Major Project Award. Principle Investigator: Connie Snyder Mick, Ph.D. (cmick@nd.ed)
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Upcoming Events

March 2021

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Labor Café Goes Virtual! March First Friday
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Higgins Labor Film Club: Roma (2018)
Sunday, March 7, 2021 - 3:00pm
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Academic Journeys Night
Sunday, March 7, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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BetterTogetherND Spring 2021 Launch
Monday, March 8, 2021 (All day)
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CVN VolunteerFest: Post-Grad Service Fair (Virtual)
Monday, March 8, 2021 - 8:00pm to 11:45pm
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CVN VolunteerFest: Post-Grad Service Fair (Virtual)
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 8:00pm to 11:45pm
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CVN VolunteerFest: Post-Grad Service Fair (Virtual)
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 8:00pm to 11:45pm
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CVN VolunteerFest: Post-Grad Service Fair (Virtual)
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 8:00pm to 11:45pm
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2021 CST Conference: Justice in the World (Virtual)
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
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2021 CST Conference: Justice in the World (Virtual)
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 11:00am to 8:15pm
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2021 CST Conference: Justice in the World (Virtual)
Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:15pm

April 2021