Charities

Charitable Contributions

The Holy Half aims to make a difference in our community on behalf of the University of Notre Dame. We are proud to support the following organizations for the 2023 race. 

  • Education Bridge

  • Education Bridge was founded by Ngor Majak Anyieth, a Notre Dame first graduate from South Sudan. Majak founded Education Bridge to create flourishing South Sudanese communities through holistic education and conflict transformation. In 2017, Education Bridge opened its first school, Greenbelt Academy Bor, that now serves 500 students and ranked first in the nation based on national examination results in 2021. Now the organization has 2 high schools in South Sudan that offer many opportunities for students. The Greenbelt Academny Bor has no computer lab, and Education Bridge would like to put the funding from the Holy Half towards a computer lab for the students through a project developed by students at Notre Dame. Expanding the breadth of learning resources, a computer lab gives students opportunities to supplement learning in English, mathematics, commerce, and peacebuilding, while also developing their technological proficiency that will assist them in future educational and career endeavors. 

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  • Youth Service Bureau of St. Joseph County

  • Founded in 1972, YSB has helped thousands of homeless and at-risk youth find immediate safety, graduate from high school, enroll in college, embark on careers, raise their children, build supportive social networks, transition to safe and stable housing, and realize brighter futures. Today, YSB provides comprehensive case management and residential services to more than 1,000 adolescents and young adults annually while connecting with more than 10,000 young people every year via school and outreach programs. YSB is the only agency in St. Joseph County and the northern Indiana region that provides shelter, housing and support services for these young people. We offer an array of services including emergency youth shelter, individual and family counseling, a drop-in-center, transitional living programs, independent living programs, rapid re-housing programs, case management services, street outreach
    and school-based prevention programming.With the funding from the Holy Half, YSB is seeking support for its Transitional Living Program (TLP) that provides youth ages 16 to 22 who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless with stable, safe living accommodations for up to 21 months.

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  • Girls On The Run Michiana

  • Girls on the Run Michiana (GOTRM) primarily serves the girls and families of five counties in north-central Indiana including St. Joseph County. Its mission is to inspire 3rd - 8th grade girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident through a fun, interactive curriculum that creatively integrates running. Through Girls on the Run, small groups of girls are mentored by trained volunteer coaches in a 10-week afterschool program that directly and concretely addresses issues girls face in early adolescence. The program culminates in a vibrant community-wide 5K downtown South Bend.

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