News Updates

  • Northgate II Jesuit Volunteer Believes Storytelling Can Inspire Change

    My name is Róisín (pronounced ROW-sheen) Goebelbecker, and I’m working at Northgate II through the Jesuit Volunteer Corp (JVC). I graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2019 with a double major in Film, Television, and Theater and American Studies. Going into college, I knew I loved creating theater and believed deeply in the power of stories to create social change. I also knew that I needed to learn more about injustice and marginalized populations, and found that American Studies, the study of American culture, was the ideal way for me to do so. Through these two majors, I came to appreciate the power of popular culture to promote messages/beliefs that influence people’s lives.

    Published on October 26th, 2020 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • Data-Supported Programing for New Education and Wellness Center

    The Margaret Donnelly O’Connor Education Center is going digital! We’ve officially begun our eight-week implementation process with Apricot 360, a comprehensive database that will allow us to track the needs and progress of our students and residents so that we can create better programming to best suit the needs of our community, including seniors, differently-abled residents, and, of course, our children and their families.

    Published on October 15th, 2020 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • Education Center Celebrates First Annual Latinx Heritage Event

    September 15th marked the start of Latinx Heritage Month and this year the Margaret Donnelly O’Connor Education Center decided to host its first annual Latinx Heritage Celebration Event! On October 1st from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., the open field behind the Education trailer was lit up with string lights, brightly-colored pumpkins, sugar skulls, and delicious smelling treats from all over Latin America.

    Published on October 1st, 2020 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • Holy Cross Classics Major is 2nd Ed Center Jesuit Volunteer

    It is my goal after my year of service at the Education Center to continue to do work related to education—even if not directly with students. Whether this takes the form of working in academic publishing, continuing with another non-profit, or perhaps entering the classroom, I can’t yet be certain. In the meantime, I am so excited to share my own passions for reading, writing, board games, and sports with the Education Center.

    Published on September 30th, 2020 in Margaret Donnelly O'Connor Education Center | Read more »

  • Education Center JV Is An Aspiring Pediatrician

    My name is Jackie Kirsch and I am one of the youth coordinators at the Education Center. I graduated from the University of Notre Dame this year, and majored in Neuroscience and Behavior with a Pre-Med focus. I enjoy basketball, hiking, cooking, and fitness. Through my Neuroscience major, I learned about the developing brain from birth through adolescence. I am passionate about supporting children’s social and academic needs to ensure healthy brain development, so that they can be successful in the future.

    Published on September 18th, 2020 in Margaret Donnelly O'Connor Education Center | Read more »