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Business Plan Competition Winners

Author: Andrew Kostielney

Local high school and middle school students competed in the final competition of the 2014 Notre Dame Invention Convention Youth Business Plan Competition, held on April 16 in Giovanini Commons at the Mendoza College of Business.

The program cultivates a spirit of entrepreneurship by providing innovative learning experiences relevant to the entrepreneurial world.  The students learn the basics of starting their own business and engage with Notre Dame mentors to develop a unique business plan of their own. This year-long program culminates with a business plan competition, at which students have the opportunity to showcase their work. Notre Dame undergraduate and MBA students participate as mentors and event judges.…

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Velshonna Luckey Wins Heart of Indiana Award

Author: Andrew Kostielney

Velshonna was one of four people, in the entire state, who were given the Heart of Indiana Award for her service.

Velshonna Luckey

“They were talking about special recognition for some women and my picture showed up on the screen. They said we were diamonds in the community. It was most exciting.”

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Velshonna Luckey Wins Indiana Torchbearer Award

Author: Andrew Kostielney

The Indiana Commission for Women (ICW) presented 14 women with a Torchbearer Award yesterday at its 10th Annual Ceremony at the Indiana Historical Society in Indianapolis. The women honored were selected from nominations submitted from around the state and have each made Indiana a better place to live, work and raise a family.…

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Marguerite Taylor Leads a Neighborhood Discussion

Author: Andrew Kostielney

Marguerite Taylor, Gladys Muhammad, Jeff Gibney and Bernice Freeman participated in a panel discussion about gentrification and revitalization in South Bend neighborhoods Sunday at the University Of Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. 

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Take Ten's Re-Entry Program

Author: Andrew Kostielney

Inmates of the Indiana Department of Correction South Bend Community Re-Entry Facility, have been participating in Take Ten's, 10-week, skills-based violence prevention program that builds conflict resolution expertise.
 
Although the program is known for more than a decade of success in the school setting with youth, Take Ten also engages adult participants by providing both realistic scenarios and positive alternatives to violence.…

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Why It's Important to Talk With Your Baby

Author: Andrew Kostielney

Every parent wants to give their child a jump start on life. Perhaps that is why educational tools and devices for babies and children are a big business. But, did you know that one way to make your baby smarter doesn’t cost you anything? Believe it or not, the key to brain development is as simple as talking with your baby.…

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RCLC Closed Monday, January 27

Author: Andy Kostielney

The Robinson Center is closed for programs, on Monday, January 27, because of the weather. This includes all tutor trainings and piano lessons.…

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Summer Programs Information

Author: Andy Kostielney

Summer can be a time when children, of all ages, can lose much of what they have learned during the school year.

Our Summer Programs help make sure children, continue to grow and develop in all areas.

Sign-Ups for the 2013 Summer Program will be held on Thursday, May 30, from 5:45 to 6:45 pm at the Robinson Center.…

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Bully Impact Explored

Author: Andy Kostielney

Bullying in schools is a complex problem that can be solved, according to the comments of Notre Dame faculty members, South Bend community members, and other interested parties during a panel discussion following a March 23 screening of the documentary film, “Bully.”

Two members of the March 23 panel offered insights from the “Take Ten”

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12th Anniversary Celebration

Author: Andy Kostielney

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the Robinson Center’s 12th Anniversary! An extra special thank you goes out to Fr. Jenkins, Senator Donnelly, and Mayor Buttigieg!

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Photoformers in the News!

Author: Andy Kostielney

The South Bend Tribune ran a wonderful article on last month’s Photoformer Exhibit.

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Photoformers' Exhibit

Author: Andy Kostielney

Here’s a great article about the upcoming Photoformer exhibit at the Robinson Center!

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