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Fr. Hesburgh, Center for Social Concerns Dedication, 1984.

Fr. Hesburgh and the Center for Social Concerns

Stacy Hennessey ’81

From my perspective, the Center simply would not have happened without the Fr. Ted’s endorsement, and Fr. Don McNeil said as much when the Center was first proposed. We knew early on that Fr. Ted admired grassroots organizing efforts. He had even brought civil rights activist and community organizer Msgr. Jack Egan to the University to be his special assistant. So we decided to present our arguments for the Center in the way a grassroots effort might. Read more.



Notre Dame alum Marilyn Blasingame, third from right.

> Notre Dame earns spot on Peace Corps’ annual Top Schools ranking.

Notre Dame alum Marilyn Blasingame of Belvidere, Ill., began serving as a Peace Corps health volunteer in Mongolia in June 2013. In addition to her community health projects, she runs an English club and tutors young professionals in English. At Notre Dame, Blasingame worked at the Center for Social Concerns and twice participated in the Summer Service Learning Program. more

> Spanish Community-Based Learning Program Continues to Gain Recognition—Students Receive 2014 Indiana Outstanding College Student of Spanish Award

In the News Archive



Connie Snyder Mick, Ph.D., associate director for Community-Based Learning at the Center for Social Concerns and codirector of the Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor, has just published Poverty/Privilege: A Reader for Writers, with Oxford University Press. more



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Phone: 574-631-5293


Catholic Social

Tradition Conference


50th Anniversary of

Gaudium et Spes

March 22–24, 2015





Thu. | Mar. 5 | 11:45 AM–1 PM
Hospitality Lunch—

Stone Soup Community
Geddes Hall | Coffee House
$5 donation—Proceeds benefit Stone Soup Community.


Fri. | Mar. 6 | 11:45 AM–1:45 PM

The Language and Methods of Community Research

led by: Jim Frabutt, Ph.D.

Geddes Hall | Coffee House 

Lunch will be provided.

Register here  More information

Wed. | Mar. 18 | 6:30 & 8:30 PM

Film: Sewing Hope

DPAC | Browning Cinema

Free admission to the screening and discussion of the film Sewing Hope with Sr. Rosemary Nyirumbe. more


Thu. | Mar. 19 | 6:30–7:30 PM
Information Session:

Catholic Social Tradition Minor
Geddes Hall | Room 234






Fall 2015 Rethinking Crime and Justice:

Exploration from the Inside Out
This three-credit course brings Notre Dame students together with incarcerated students at Westville Correctional Facility to explore the causes and costs of crime, consider myths and realities related to punishment, and develop ideas for responding more effectively to crime in our communities.


Application deadline: Thursday, April 2


Two-Year Postdoctoral Research Fellow

in Community Engagement

The Center for Social Concerns is seeking a full-time, two-year postdoctoral research fellow who can begin work in August 2015 or before. Click here for more information.


CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten faith-in-action program. It is a way for Catholics to live Lent.


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