Sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame, the Notre Dame Urban Education Center exists to offer transformative educational programs to individuals and families, providing support, restoring hope, and promoting a fully human life for all.
Established in 2009, the Notre Dame Urban Education Center serves the children of Northern Kentucky through individualized tutoring, cultural enrichment, and supervised fitness. Our programs are designed to build self-esteem and confidence. Volunteers play a unique role in direct service to the children or in assisting with the mission to help others.
NDUEC Early Learning
The Early Learning program is designed for children ages four and five who are not eligible for Kindergarten. The goal of this program aims to prepare pre-K children for a classroom setting, introduce school subjects, and promote socialization among peers.
NDUEC Family Support
NDUEC has four Family Support nights during each school year. This program provides a hot meal for our families and hosts speakers on various topics of interest. The evening is filled with camaraderie and support.
NDUEC Summer Academics
The Summer Academics program provides students with one on one help in Math and Language Arts: Reading and English. This program features three components: Math, Language Arts, and enrichment including lessons in art, Spanish, and library skills. Summer Academics takes place during the four weeks in June.
NDUEC Homework Plus
The Homework PLUS program provides one on one tutoring for students utilizing nearly 120 adult and high school volunteers. This program features three components: one on one tutoring, enrichment, and fitness. The program provides a safe environment in which students are supported by caring adults who assist them to become responsible students in completing homework in a timely manner. The fitness session gives the students the needed physical outlet that includes cardio drumming, relaxed boxing and more. The enrichment session engages the students in art, math club, music, current events, fun trivia, and includes speakers and activities from Price Waterhouse Cooper, the Carnegie and the Taft Museum. This program runs from September thru May for the current school year.
“I have been one of the original tutors at the Notre Dame Urban Education Center, and it was love that drew me here…love of kids…love of education…and a commitment to God’s request to love our neighbor.”
“Getting help with my homework makes life at home and school better for me. I am not afraid to go to school anymore because my homework is completed.”
“Notre Dame Urban Education Center has given me back our family life. I work full time to support us. When I come home, I know my kids have their homework done and we have time to eat dinner together.”