NDCLA was honored this year to be chosen as a winner for the Lennon Life Prize. This prize is awarded to four Notre Dame clubs for their program ideas tailored to the needs of their communities to support a wide range vulnerable populations and the organizations that assist them.

With the Lennon Life Prize, the Notre Dame Club of Los Angeles would work with local domestic violence shelters to connect with women attempting to rebuild their lives and support their children. In consultation with several local organizations, we envision creating a networking series in which we, members of the Notre Dame community, set aside designated times for “networking events” with the women as they leave job training and reenter the workforce. We will host themed nights, bringing alumni who work in a specific field to talk about their work and offer concrete advice on the job application and interviewing process. Our goal over the course of the year would be to craft a “curriculum,” or project plan, that could be replicated across different domestic violence shelters by ND Clubs across the country.  

If you are interested in volunteering with NDCLA for this program, please email info@ndcla.com.

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