...a coalition of local public, private and nonprofit organizations, including Cultivate Food Rescue, the Food Bank of Northern Indiana, the city of South Bend and South Bend Venues Parks and Arts, the South Bend Community School Corp., the United Way of St. Joseph County, enFocus and the University of Notre Dame, has been working to address a less obvious, but no less urgent consequence of the pandemic: growing hunger in the community. Read the FULL STORY here.
Off-the-shelf lab kits were just not satisfying 6-year-old Ruby, but her curiosity about science persisted. Luckily for Ruby, her aunt happens to be “in the biz,” and wasn’t going to let the budding researcher go without. Aunt Cara Ocobock, also a Notre Dame assistant professor of anthropology, decided to personally curate a lab manual and kit for her niece. See full article...
Notre Dame Athletics, in partnership with the South Bend Community School Corp. (SBCSC), hosted a drive-thru version of its annual gift-giving event, “A Brighter Christmas,” on Sunday (Dec. 6) at the Compton Family Ice Arena.
Now in its 10th year, “A Brighter Christmas” pairs groups and individuals within Athletics, including staff, coaches and student-athletes, with SBCSC families that need help during the holidays putting food on the table and presents under the tree. The event, which typically takes place inside of the arena and includes a meal and ice skating, was scaled back this year because of the pandemic.…
On a sunny Wednesday morning, Mark Doerries, director of graduate studies and head of the graduate choral conducting program for Sacred Music at Notre Dame, sits masked in an empty choir rehearsal room of O’Neill Hall of Music and Sacred Music. He recalls the day in spring 2020 when the choral music fell silent.…
Members of the University of Notre Dame women’s soccer team collected 1,111 pounds of food, the equivalent of 868 meals, during a food drive Sunday (Sept. 6) outside Alumni Stadium.
The drive-thru event benefited the Food Bank of Northern Indiana, which collects and distributes food throughout Elkhart, LaPorte, Kosciusko, Marshall, Starke and St. Joseph counties.…
by Erin Blasko
June 15, 2020
Luella Webster, adult programs coordinator, unpacks boxes behind the reception desk at the new Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC) in South Bend. Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame.
The University of Notre Dame Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC)…
Samantha Musleh was out and about in March, before the full onset of the coronavirus, when she bumped into a family from the University of Notre Dame’s Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC).
“They said their son was missing me so much, and my heart just broke,” said Musleh, who teaches preschool to learners of English as a new language at the RCLC as an AmeriCorps member.
The current Coronavirus outbreak has ongoing, direct consequences for both the operations and needs of many community organizations. In accordance with public health guidelines, most organizations are no longer able to accept on-site volunteers and many are unable to accommodate remote collaboration.
Human Resources staff recently served a day with Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to building, assembling and delivering bunk beds for children and families in need. With the motto “no kid sleeps on the floor in our town,” SHP works to provide a bed to any child in a community who needs one.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has again recognized the University with the Community Engagement classification, citing excellent alignment among the University’s mission, culture, leadership, resources and practices in support of “dynamic and noteworthy community engagement.”
Students in Jonathan Hannah’s Philanthropy and Society class at Notre Dame, a partnership with the Philanthropy Lab, spent the fall semester researching and evaluating local nonprofits for consideration for thousands of dollars in grant money.
Taneka Jones’ story probably could be repeated hundreds of times across the city.
The lack of dependable transportation — or no vehicle at all — makes it difficult for some people to consistently get to work on time or forces them to turn down work opportunities when public transit options aren’t available.
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Mayor Pete Buttigieg's recently released book Shortest Way Home mentions the Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem
With help from Notre Dame Law School students, expectations at Clay are high this year ahead of regionals later this month and the annual state competition in March.
The forum will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 23 (Saturday) at Jordan Hall of Science at the University of Notre Dame.