Research Center Affiliates

Center for Social Concerns

The Center for Social Concerns of the University of Notre Dame facilitates community-based learning, research and service informed by Catholic Social Tradition. In as much, the Center invites students, faculty, staff and alumni to think critically about today’s complex social realities and about their responsibilities within them. The Center does this in collaboration with academic departments throughout the University as it sends students out into various service and experiential learning placements. Learn more about the Center for Social Concerns

The Institute for Latino Studies

The Institute for Latino Studies has played a vital role in fostering understanding of the US Latino experience. The Institute supports interdisciplinary initiatives in Latino studies as a key component of the University’s academic mission. By advancing research, expanding knowledge, and strengthening community, the Institute is true to the mission, tradition, and distinctively Catholic values of Notre Dame. Learn more about the Institute for Latino Studies

The Institute for Educational Initiatives

The Institute for Educational Initiatives provides an intellectual home at Notre Dame for more than 60 Faculty Fellows from a range of academic disciplines who are united by a shared interest in K-12 education. Through teaching, research, and outreach, IEI Fellows and affiliates strive to improve the education of all young people, particularly the disadvantaged, with a special—though not exclusive—call to sustain, strengthen, and transform elementary and secondary Catholic schools. Learn more about the Institute for Educational Initiatives

The Robinson Community Learning Center

The Robinson Community Learning Center welcomes community and Notre Dame partners that strengthen the Northeast Neighborhood of South Bend through relationship educational opportunities. By promoting innovation and excellence, the Center builds individual capacity and enhances existing systems throughout South Bend. Learn more about the Robinson Community Learning Center