This year Notre Dame’s seniors presented their Senior Service Learning Projects (SSLP) at the first annual Young Woman’s Advocacy Summit (YWAS). Students shared their website portfolios with groups of parents and community members, explaining how their project addressed critical needs in our local and global communities with service, advocacy, and leadership. You can read about about some of these projects by clicking on the links below:
Yvette Marie Chua addressed the issues faced by immigrant children, providing young people with resources and support. You can read about her project, Bridging Cultures, here.
Mariam Khan, Nandini Gupta and Hannah Nguyen established a peer-mentoring program partnering past or present youth clients of the Bill Wilson Center with qualified mentors. Read more about Friends Beyond Bars here.
Sarah Penalosa and Harleen Kaur established La Lengua, a program connecting language with education and lifelong learning. Click here to read about their program.
created a video, La Verdad
, to help bring awareness to the story of Lucia, a Salvadoran woman who was present when six Jesuit priests were brutally murdered in El Salvador in 1989. Read about her project and view Lucia's story here
's project, Nicarague: Immersion into Service
, brought clothing and medicine to the impoverished people of Nicaragua. Her inspirational story can be found here
s project, Making Healthy Choices in Mississippi
, addressed the extreme poverty of Jonestown, Mississippi. Click here
to read more.
brought vermicomposting to Notre Dame's campus. Read all about Notre Dame's Composting Program here
and Ameera Naguib
created Project Muslimah
, designed to help young Muslim girls become confident leaders. You can read more about their project here
filmed a documentary, The Seeds of Deceit,
documenting the challenges facing farmers in India. Read more here
explored the lives of the Israeli people, who have lived in a war-torn country for as long as they can remember. You can read about her project, Understanding Israel
and Marielle Mervau
worked with Notre Dam'e neighbor, Lowell Elementary for their project, Understanding Literacy at Lowell
. Read about their project here