Connecting Social Research and Service

Author: Paige Risser

Like many good ideas, this one required some financial assistance to get off the ground... Maeve Raphelson ’10 and eight other Notre Dame students had been asked by friend and fellow senior Javier Soegaard to accompany him to Puerto Rico to work with some kids in a local school. Problem was, they couldn’t afford to make the trip.

So Raphelson came up with the idea of combining field research with the service work. “I proposed that we also try to do some research while there,” she says, “and we all applied for different sources of funding.”

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