Offering students the opportunity to
study poverty and human capability.
When Ash Smith selected the University of Notre Dame for her undergraduate education, she knew what she was choosing. “I really wanted to go somewhere that shared the kind of mission and values that I [...]
“All are presumed innocent until proven guilty” is a phrase commonly employed when articulating the principles of the American criminal justice system. Unfortunately, reality falls short of this idealistic statement. I spent this summer interning [...]
This opportunity truly changed my outlook on addiction and poverty in society. I have seen poverty abroad and I have seen poverty in America, but this internship really helped me look at the reasons for how people could become entrenched in a cycle of poverty.
During my time at Youth Force, I truly understood the impacts of grassroots campaigns. In a room of teenagers, I was standing around those who are effectively pressuring state government to change their stances on many vital issues.
My summer as a Shepherd Intern was a great opportunity for me to live out Notre Dame’s poverty studies minor; I learned so much about health insurance and health access in low-income communities and how I hope to practice medicine in the future.
Working with LIFT-Philadelphia personalized the issues of poverty and inequality for me. I couldn’t have fully learned the facts of these issues without having met some of the people who live them every day. Knowing their stories has made me determined to make a difference.