Notre Dame AmeriCorps
Notre Dame AmeriCorps is a private-public partnership forged in 1995 between the Notre Dame Mission Volunteers, a volunteer program founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1992, which places volunteers at sites nationwide to promote literacy and education, especially the economically disadvantaged, and AmeriCorps, a federally funded service program. Volunteers must commit to one year of service. In return, the volunteer receives a living stipend, education award and health insurance. To learn more about our national Notre Dame AmeriCorps program and opportunities, please click here.
The Notre Dame AmeriCorps program believes that education is the fundamental tool in the struggle of the poor for human dignity, self-esteem, and self-determination. We are committed to helping people help themselves. Our goal is to promote and encourage education, community empowerment, leadership development and multicultural harmony in hopes of producing greater unity, less violence, and better-informed citizens in our communities.
Located in southwest Ohio and across the river from Kentucky, Cincinnati sites offer opportunities in environmental awareness, health and nutrition counseling, and education assistance in elementary and middle schools. In the last 15 years, the Cincinnati Notre Dame AmeriCorps site has had 274 members with over 384,000 hours of service!
Site Director: Nancy Groszek
Assistant Site Director: Judy Tensing, SNDdeN
Phoenix Notre Dame AmeriCorps sites offer GED preparation, parent outreach, tutoring in elementary schools, and community outreach. The ability to speak Spanish is useful.
Site Director: Carmen Silva, SND
- Formal & Informal Education
- Environmental Education
- After School Programs
- Arts Programs
- Community Outreach