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

August 2019

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Meet me at the CSC
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
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September 2019

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Application Open: ISSLP 2020
Monday, September 16, 2019 (All day)
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Information Session: ISSLP 2020
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 8:00pm
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Information Session: ISSLP 2020
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 7:00pm

October 2019

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Information Session: ISSLP 2020
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 7:00pm
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Postgraduate Service & Social Impact Fair
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
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Information Session: ISSLP 2020
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 7:00pm
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Information Session: ISSLP 2020
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 7:00pm
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Information Session: ISSLP 2020
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 8:00pm

November 2019

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Application Close: ISSLP 2020
Sunday, November 3, 2019 (All day)
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ISSLP Interview Day
Sunday, November 17, 2019 (All day)