Jonathan Warren | Apr. 11, 2013 | Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters
When senior economics major and peace studies major Melissa Maggart began looking for a summer internship last year, she sought to combine her academic interests with her personal desire to help alleviate poverty. Her search brought her to a new program at the University of Notre Dame—the Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO).
A partnership between Catholic Charities USA and Notre Dame’s Department of Economics, LEO aims to reduce poverty by evaluating program effectiveness, improving service delivery, and informing public policy.