Center for Social Concerns awards grants for course development

by Michael O. Garvey

The University of Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns has awarded four grants of $2,500 each to support faculty members who are designing new undergraduate courses which blend community service and research projects.p. Isabel Jakab, assistant professional specialist and concurrent lecturer in Romance languages and literatures, received a grant to develop a Spanish course in which students will converse with native Spanish speakers while doing community service. Among the service opportunities provided by the course will be teaching English as a Second Language classes at La Casa de Amistad or the Robinson Community Learning Center, tutoring Hispanic studients from local elementary schools, teaching Spanish to nurses and others working at Memorial Hospital, and serving as an interpreter at the Indiana Health Center, St. Joseph Hospital or Chapin Street Clinic.p.

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