About the McKenna Center

Entrepreneurship and Empowerment in South Africa (EESA) is administered by the University of Notre Dame’s McKenna Center for Human Development and Global Business, an integral part of the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs.

Multidisciplinary in scope, the McKenna Center engages with graduate, professional, and undergraduate students to promote corporate policies and practices worldwide that:

  • Stimulate economic growth and develop markets in societies that struggle with poverty, underemployment, and inequality.
  • Build and reinforce corporate cultures characterized by integrity, responsible stewardship, and environmental sustainability.
  • Foster collaboration – among the private sector, government, universities, and nonprofit development and humanitarian organizations – to advance integral human development.

The McKenna Center supports programs for students and local communities.