At the University of Notre Dame, service to the world and others is an integral part of its mission. When founder Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., arrived in northern Indiana, he wrote, “This college cannot fail to succeed. Before long, it will develop on a large scale. It will be one of the most powerful means for good in this country.”

In this spirit, the Notre Dame Alumni Association hosted the inaugural Notre Dame Global Day of Service — a day designated for Notre Dame students, alumni, parents and friends around the world to serve in their communities — on April 29.

Workers helping install a deck on Notre Dame's Global Day of Service

Left double quote symbolWhen we set out to create the Notre Dame Global Day of Service, we knew the Notre Dame family had the power to make a meaningful impact in communities all over the world, but to see that impact in action has been both breathtaking and humbling. For thousands of alumni, parents, and friends to so willingly jump in to make a difference in the lives of their neighbors in need speaks to the sincerity with which this community takes our call to be a force for good in the world.”

— Dolly Duffy, executive director, Notre Dame Alumni Association

Read more about the Global Day of Service

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