Community Partners are an integral part of the service experience at Notre Dame. Our partners serve a variety of groups in Baltimore City and County. We are lucky to work with them as part of a mutually transformative experience.
Asylee Women Enterprise, also known as "AWE", journeys with asylum seekers and other forced migrants as they navigate the immigration legal process, begin to heal from past trauma and rebuild their lives in Baltimore.
AWE is the only program of its kind that primarily serves asylum seekers and offers wraparound services under one roof. Participants gather Monday through Thursday at our day program for English as a Second Language, job readiness, computer classes, parenting skills classes and wellness activities. AWE's unique model focuses on the importance of companionship and community where asylum seekers offer mutual support to one another in a safe and supportive environment.
My Sister’s Place Women’s Center is Baltimore City’s longest-serving women’s day shelter and resource center for women and children experiencing homelessness and poverty. We empower those we serve to overcome their situations through our services, which include extensive workshops centered on the 8 realms of wellness: emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, environmental, financial, occupational, and social wellness
Our Daily Bread is Maryland’s largest hot meal program, serving more than a quarter of a million meals to those experiencing hunger in Baltimore City each year. We serve a nutritious lunch every day of the year and breakfast to seniors and individuals with disabilities each weekday. The Classic Casserole Program at Our Daily Bread is the backbone of this program.
The Weinberg Housing and Resource Center (WHRC) is a low barrier emergency shelter that provides homeless services to over 275 adult men and women each night in the City of Baltimore. Our services include shelter, convalescent care, breakfast and dinner, showers, laundry, case management and a variety of life skills and empowerment classes – with a focused goal of assisting residents in obtaining permanent housing.
Govans Elementary is a neighborhood charter school, one of five in Baltimore that is under the Baltimore Curriculum Project (BCP) umbrella.
- Govans has over 30 community partners, including NDMU.
- More than 80% of the staff at Govans has been at the school for 10 years or more.
- Transitioning from elementary to middle school, students at Govans have over 80% success rate of acceptance into their middle school of choice.
- Govans Elementary School has been designated as a Title I School, receiving financial assistance to support the academic achievement of disadvantaged students.
The Family Center has served as a “hub” for community activities in Hampden for 25 years. We provide programs and support services for all who live, learn and work in the community. Here, children enjoy after-school and summer enrichment programs. Adults can participate in literacy classes to brush up on their math, reading and writing skills in preparation for the GED class and exam. And seniors from the community can enjoy monthly lunches with their peers. In addition, we offer emergency and benefit assistance programs.
UM St. Joseph Medical Center is a 218 licensed bed, Catholic acute care hospital that observes the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.
Originally called St. Joseph German Hospital, it was founded in 1864 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia. The organization moved to its current location in Towson, Maryland in 1965. UM St. Joseph is a member of the University of Maryland Medical System, a multi-hospital system with academic, community and specialty service missions reaching every part of the state and beyond.
Tunbridge Public Charter School, founded in 2010, is operated by Afya Baltimore Inc. (ABI). Tunbridge is an elementary/middle school located on York Road in the Govans neighborhood.
Tunbridge serves approximately 475 students between Pre-k and 8th grade.
Focused on educating the whole child, the Tunbridge mission is to teach Baltimore’s children to live healthy, balanced lives: intellectually, socially/emotionally, and physically.
In 2020, Tunbridge PCS will celebrate its 10th anniversary as a public charter school.