University of Notre Dame announces initiative to study, combat poverty

The University of Notre Dame announced on Jan. 23 that it will be launching a new academic initiative focused on studying and combating poverty. The new Poverty Initiative is supported by a $100 million gift from an alumni couple, the largest donation to an academic priority in Notre Dame’s history, according to the university.

In a press release, the university said that the initiative will focus on three areas:

  • Research on poverty;
  • Student programming focused on forming graduates dedicated to anti-poverty efforts;
  • Turning research into action “with partners in government and the nonprofit and corporate sectors to replicate proven programs.”

Read more from The National Catholic Reporter.


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