Engagement at the University of Notre Dame
The Community Engagement Coordinating Council seeks to establish and deepen a culture of community engagement at the University of Notre Dame, recognized as an 'Engaged Institution' by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 2010. "Community engagement" refers to the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity. Such engagement emanates directly from the University’s Catholic ethos and character and builds on the rich assets of its students, faculty, staff, and community partners.
“Recognition from the Carnegie Foundation is one of the best markers of progress in the field of higher education,” according to Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president. “Eminently consistent with the University’s mission and Catholic character, 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.”
In January, nearly 80 student-athletes from Notre Dame’s track and field team joined the staff at South Bend’s Center for the Homeless to build team spirit and share their time, talent and treasure for the benefit of the center’s guests. Through nearly 15 hours of service over four days, the team painted walls, filled three dumpsters with unusable items, shredded out-dated records, organized pantries and dined with guests. True to form for track and field, CFH…
Notre Dame welcomes over 300 fifth graders to STEAMnd
Published: May 15, 2014
Author: Stephanie Healey
On Monday, May 12, over 300 fifth graders from the Michiana area came to the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center for STEAMnd, an initiative to teach students how the arts and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields can be integrated together. The goal of this event was to teach the students about the math and science behind musical instruments.…