Notre Dame Mission Volunteers - AmeriCorps
Notre Dame AmeriCorps is a partnership forged between the Notre Dame Mission Volunteers, a service program founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1992, and AmeriCorps, a federally funded service program. Notre Dame AmeriCorps Members serve at sites nationwide to promote literacy and education, especially among economically disadvantaged communities. Many of our Sisters work side-by-side, mentor and send notes of encouragement to Members throughout the year.
The Notre Dame Mission Volunteers AmeriCorps program believes that education is the fundamental tool in the struggle of the poor for human dignity, self-esteem, and self-determination. Its members are committed to helping people help themselves. Notre Dame Mission Volunteers AmeriCorps Members dedicate a year of service 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. In return they receive a modest stipend, student loan forbearance, health insurance, and an Education Award at the end to pay off student loans or future education. Training and on-going support is also provided.