COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FEATURE

Student interns tackle projects around South Bend, Elkhart

Bowman Creek Feature


Operated by the Center for Civic Innovation at Notre Dame with support from area schools as well as local governments and business and nonprofit organizations, the BCe2 seeks innovative solutions to pressing civic issues in South Bend and Elkhart, from affordable housing and transportation to clean water. Read more here.

Economic Impact

Notre Dame is a major contributor to the economic vitality of the city of South Bend, St. Joseph County and the state of Indiana. As a national — and, increasingly global — institution, Notre Dame also has a growing influence on the world beyond South Bend.

The Office of Public Affairs is dedicated to the University’s contribution to the ongoing development of the local economy and also how a strong partnership with the community benefits Notre Dame as well.

Growth in jobs, spending and other economic indicators show a vibrant university and a willing, supportive surrounding community.

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$2.46 billion annual economic impact within the region

Find a Community Liaison

Public Affairs is the Notre Dame liaison for areas that include business, state and local government, nonprofit organizations, preK-12 education and community engagement.

In addition to the team in the Office of Public Affairs, the University of Notre Dame has faculty and staff partners across campus that engage with our community at-large. For more information on campus/community engagement, visit engagement.nd.edu.