Africa, Asia, North America


The School Sisters of Notre Dame are active in a wide variety of ministries including education, health care, social outreach and pastoral ministry.


Educational Centers

*Sponsored Ministry
**Co-Sponsored Ministry
***Supported Ministry

Caroline Center*

Caroline CenterCaroline Center was founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1996, to enable unemployed and underemployed women to find employment in a career with potential for advancement, thus creating a future full of hope for themselves and their families. Visit the Caroline Center website.

Caroline House*
Bridgeport, Conn.

Caroline House is a comprehensive nondenominational education center teaching literacy and life skills to economically disadvantaged women and children, thus enabling them to break the chain of poverty and improve their own lives and the lives of their children. Caroline Center was founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1995. Visit the Caroline House website.

Corazon a Corazon*

two people in front of a computer learning at Corazon a Corazon picture Founded in 2002, Corazon a Corazon is a non-profit educational organization that provides a one-on-one environment which enables and assists women and children in their personal and educational development. It serves as a catalyst for fundamental change in the community by the educational services it provides. Visit the Corazon a Corazon website.

Eastside Learning Center***
Saint Paul, Minn.

In 1997, concerned citizens from Saint Paul's East Side approached the School Sisters of Notre Dame about the emerging educational needs in the area. The response was the establishment of the East Side Learning Center, where students receive one-on-one tutoring in reading and support to build a healthy attitude toward themselves, as well as, receive the instruction that will enable them to be successful in school and in society. Visit the Eastside Learning Center website.

Good Counsel Learning Center***
Mankato, Minn. 

The Learning Center began on Good Counsel Hill, Mankato, Minnesota, in 1967 in response to the call of the United States Commission on Education to establish reading programs across the nation. A need for mathematics instruction was realized in 1977. Today qualified teachers continue to serve children K through grade 12. With the increase in the refugee population in recent years, the Center has served a greater number of adult English Language Learners.Visit the Good Counsel Learning Center website.

Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services**

Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services was founded in 1983 by the presidents of Alverno College, Cardinal Stritch University and Mount Mary College which are sponsored by the School Sisters of Saint Francis, the Sisters of Saint Francis of Assisi and the School Sisters of Notre Dame, respectively. The organization was created to address the high illiteracy rate in Milwaukee - information discovered during a city-wide study at that time. Its mission is to provide education, life skills training and workforce development instruction for adults in an atmosphere of mutual acceptance and respect. Learners are inspired and empowered to enrich their lives and their communities. For more information, please visit our website at

MORE Multicultural School for Empowerment***
Saint Paul, Minn.

Founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1985, MORE is a multicultural, multiracial, community-based organization.  MORE focuses on the formal education of immigrants and refugees, helping meet the basic needs of impoverished people and families, advocating for justice issues and leadership development. Its mission is to empower individuals and the community through a range of activities and a core respect for spiritual and cultural differences. Visit the MORE Multicultural School for Empowerment website.

Notre Dame Education Center*
Canton, Miss.

Founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Notre Dame Education Center welcomes adults of all ages and cultural backgrounds who are pursuing their education with the hope of earning a GED certificate. By offering an individualized education program for its students, NDEC helps students achieve greater self-esteem and therefore improve their quality of life.

Notre Dame Learning Center, Inc. *
Rochester, N.Y.

Notre Dame Learning Center, Inc. has been in operation since March 2004. Its mission is to enable children, youth and adults to reach the fullness of their potential through education in English, language arts, reading, math and technology. The center strives to gives its participants skills for school so that they can have confidence for life. Visit the Notre Dame Learning Center website.

Progressive Education Program, Inc. (PEPI) *
New Iberia, La.

PEPI Progressive Education Program, Inc.The mission of PEPI and of the School Sisters of Notre Dame is the empowerment of persons with the conviction that the world can be changed through the transformation of persons. The education which the adults receive enables them to improve the quality of their lives and thereby that of society. PEPI began offering services in 1990.

School Sisters of Notre Dame Educational Center*
Woodhaven, N.Y.

SSND Educational Center began in 2004. Its mission is to empower underserved women of all races and faiths to reach the fullness of their potential by providing programs that educate and nurture the whole person within a safe and welcoming environment. The Center is rooted in the belief that women are agents of transformation for the family, society and the world. Visit the SSND Educational Center website.


Transforming the world through education