Info Sessions

Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos Information Table--Drop In
Thursday | February 15 | 2 to 5pm | Geddes Hall Coffeehouse | Notre Dame

Nicole Kim, ND ‘15 (Music, Pre-Professional) will be available to talk to students about Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos, an organization that does residential foster care for children ages 0-6, who have been affected by abuse and neglect, HIV/AIDS, and other traumas. Casa de Esperanza, located in Houston, Texas, is seeking recent graduates of ALL genders to do a year of service in their residential program, where they will live with 3-4 other interns and help raise 4-5 children. Casa is an organization great for any major and career aspiration. We learn a lot about child development, help our children receive speech, physical, and occupational therapies, bring our children to doctors, have weekly music classes, have a weekly teacher come in, and much more. Casa also has opportunities to interact with case managers, parents, and staff to ​generate plans of service, advocate for the child to their child protective services’ case worker, and speak to attorney ad litems for the children. 

Information Session | Monday | February 26 | 5:30–6:30 PM |  Geddes Hall, McNeill Library
MercyWorks Recruiter Kevin Felisme will host an information session from 5:30–6:30 p.m. on full-time service with Mercy Home in Chicago for next year, including roles as youth care workers, admissions case managers, career resources coordinators, aftercare care managers, and after school program coordinators. Mercy Home for Boys & Girls has broken the cycle of neglect and abuse for over 30,000 kids since 1887. Volunteers make a one-year commitment to the MercyWorks program, supporting each other through community life and working with the paid staff. Room and board, stipend, training and development, and additional benefits. Mercy Home’s reputation can speak for itself; for six years in a row, it has been voted one of the best places to work in Chicago.

Education Programs

City Year is an 11-month program in which City Year AmeriCorps members of all academic backgrounds spend a year in full-time national service, acting as tutors, mentors, and role models to students in 3rd–9th grade who are at risk of dropping out. During your year of service, you will build relationships with students, provide one-on-one and small group tutoring, run afterschool programs and whole-school initiatives, and engage the entire community in our students' success. The next application deadline is Friday, January 26, 2018. If you are interested in applying or have questions, email Katie Auger.

Seton Teaching Fellows are committed to service, professional development, and living simply in a supportive, spiritually nourishing community for one year. During the school day, Fellows teach classes at Brilla College Prep, a high-performing charter school in the South Bronx. After school, Fellows support El Camino, an extended day faith and enrichment program, to serve children in the South Bronx who do not have the means to attend a Catholic school, by teaching catechism and specials classes. Attend the information session on Monday, December 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Geddes Hall, McNeill Library. For more information, email Emily Okupski or Ruby Amezquita

Cristo Rey New York High School (CRNY) is now accepting applications for their two-year, full-time volunteer program (for 2018 college graduates). CRNY is a Jesuit high school with a mission to serve underprivileged students in all five boroughs of New York through a unique work-study and academic program. For more infomation, contact Elaine Schmidt or Yasi Mahallaty.

By joining Teach For America, you will become part of a group  working to expand opportunity for all students. As a corps member, you’ll leverage your talents to dismantle inequities in the classroom and beyond. Last year, 18 Notre Dame graduates joined Teach For America and are now leading in communities across the US. Check out these 10 TFA alumni who were featured in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 earlier this year. All majors accepted. Full salary and benefits. The next application deadline is Friday, December 1, 2017. Register to get in touch with the ND recruiter, Edwin Cruz, or email him. 

Magis Catholic Teacher Corps is a two-year teaching program through Creighton University. Similar to ACE, you spend two summers on campus and go on to teach in Catholic schools while simultaneously pursuing a Masters in Education, Masters in Leadership, or Masters in Counseling. (The latter two are for those who already hold an undergraduate degree in education.) Magis is a wonderful alternative to ACE due to its small cohort sizes (roughly 15–20 per cohort) as well as locations throughout the Midwest. The application is due in late January.For more information, email Gabriela Perino via email or call 847-507-0524.

SAGA Innovations is an education nonprofit that provides in-school tutoring to students in underserved schools in Chicago and NYC. The SAGA Fellows program recruits college graduates who commit 10 months to full-time, in-school professional math tutoring opportunity. Fellows work with the same 14 students every day in groups of 1 tutor: 2 students in a stand-alone class period during the regular school day. For more information, email AllisonHassing or call 440-554-5837.

Jesuit Volunteer Corps Serve in a variety of fields, including health care, advocacy, social services, education, and ministry. Apply to JVC by January 31st (only deadline for international service; priority deadline for domestic). Learn more and apply now

JVC Northwest volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to social and environmental justice and advocacy throughout the Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington). Service ranges from social work, education, health care, legal work, advocacy and community organizing, as well as working with people experiencing mental illness, disabilities, homelessness, and domestic violence. Most positions are AmeriCorps-funded. The priority deadline is February 12, 2018.

Service Year Alliance coordinates a database of service opportunities in a wide variety of organizations, including AmeriCorps. Read stories of former and current volunteers to better understand postgraduate service.

Summer Service Opportunities

The Center for Social Concerns offers summer internships through its International Summer Service Learning Program (ISSLP) and its national Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP), 3 credit theology courses with an 8-week immersion experience geared to help people in need. Three April class sessions are followed by an 8 week internship (includes reading/writing component) with follow-up in the fall. Applications for international internships are accepted/approved on a rolling basis between mid-September to early November. Applications for national internships are accepted/approved on a rolling basis between mid-November and mid-February.  Includes a stipend. Scholarships available. 

Social Enterprise and Microfinance internships are also available to sophomores and juniors in the College of Business, or students who have completed relevant social enterprise or micro finance courses.

Sign up for Go IRISH for the latest on- and off-campus interviews for internships (and jobs!). For more ideas and advice, contact the Career Center and your department chair.

Post-Graduate Service Opportunities

This just in from SAGA Innovations: "Want to do something meaningful for a year? Interested in exploring a career in non-profits or education policy, or simply are passionate about social justice? SAGA offers full-time, in-school, professional math tutoring in some of the lowest performing public schools across the nation. Each Tutor works with two students at a time for each period of the school day, and will have a personal caseload of no more than 14 students for the entire school year. They drive student achievement by providing individualized instruction, and by building personal and meaningful relationships with students and their families." Learn more.

Numerous opportunities are also available, from alternative teacher training to international missions to justice programs. For more information, contact the Center for Social Concerns, Also visit the Catholic Volunteer Network for its directory of full-time, faith-based volunteer opportunities.