Notre Dame AmeriCorps members

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 go to this link.

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.

About the Cincinnati Site

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
Phone: 513-381-5882 
Go to this link for more information about the Cincinnati AmeriCorps Site.

About the Dayton Site

Live and serve in Dayton and discover how Dayton earned its nickname- Gem City. Help link Dayton's innovative past to an innovative future. Members have varied service opportunities in environmental education, after-school programs, and community services.

Site Director: Lisa McGurk
Phone: 937-274-3130 
Go to this link for more information about the Dayton AmeriCorps Site.

About the Kermit, West Virginia Site

Located in rural southwest West Virginia near the Kentucky border, Kermit has a population of just over 400. While rich in culture and natural beauty, it is also economically depressed with a poverty level for children exceeding 40%.

Site Director: Nancy Groszek
Assistant Site Director: Judy Tensing, SNDdeN
Phone: 513-291-0478
Go to this link for more information about the Kermit, West Virginia Site.

About the Phoenix Site

One of best parts of serving in Phoenix is the weather; it is hardly ever a disappointment! No one can complain about sunny, warm weather in the middle of January. There is so much to do and see around the valley and plenty of new experiences to be had. Some of the great things NDA members have enjoyed are: the culture, the fantastic Mexican food, the many mountains just waiting to be hiked, Latin dance, sports activities and sports leagues, lots of fun people, and swimming!

Site Director: Kirsten Frey
Phone: 480-712-0829
Go to this link for more information about the Phoenix AmeriCorps Site.

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Volunteer Opportunities

  • Formal & Informal Education
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
  • Environmental Education
  • After School Programs
  • Arts Programs
  • Community Outreach