Notre Dame AmeriCorps
Notre Dame AmeriCorps is a partnership forged between the Notre Dame Mission Volunteers, a volunteer program founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1992, and AmeriCorps, a federally funded service program. Notre Dame AmeriCorps Members volunteer at sites nationwide and abroad 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 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 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. Together, we are promoting human dignity and self-reliance by reaching out across culture and class.