Notre Dame AmeriCorps believes that education is the fundamental tool in the struggle of the poor for human dignity, self-esteem, and self-determination. We seek to build community among our members, as well as the people we serve, by reaching across culture and class. We are committed to helping people help themselves. Our goal is to promote and encourage education, community empowerment, leadership development, and multicultural harmony.
Notre Dame AmeriCorps (NDA) members serve in 30 different cities as program assistants in education, environmental, and disaster relief programs. In Bend, 6 NDA members serve at a total of 4 different non-profit organizations. AmeriCorps members are serving at sites with high risk populations that range from after-school enrichment and outdoor education programs, emergency housing shelters, and support programs for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
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