Hesburgh Service Initiative

An Evolution of the Hesburgh Month of Service

In honor of the 16th president of the University of Notre Dame, who spent his life championing major social issues, the Hesburgh Service Initiative is an invitation to celebrate Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., through continuing his pursuit of peace and stalwart promotion of human dignity. As the new model took shape, Father Hesburgh approved of its development and gave his blessing. We are honored to promote his legacy at this poignant time.

Each year, the Notre Dame Alumni Association will announce a theme that is deeply rooted in Father Hesburgh’s legacy of service. This theme will be supported by a variety of educational resources including webinars, articles, books, and ideas on how to engage with it.  

All are invited to participate in this initiative and share their experiences. Consider it a Notre Dame movement to truly become a force for good in this world.   



What

An invitation to participate in annual service themes rooted in Father Hesburgh’s leadership, ministry, and vision. 

Why

In recognition that clubs participate in service all year long, we seek to expand the breadth of opportunity to honor Father Hesburgh, as opposed to just during the month of May.

Who

Notre Dame Clubs, Families, Friends, Alumni.

How

In April of each year, a new theme will be announced.  It will be accompanied by a variety of educational resources including webinars, articles, books, and ideas on how to engage with the theme.  We encourage all to learn, act, reflect, and then SHARE!