Announcing FR. TED’S 10K 2014

Posted on February 26, 2014 in Post-Secondary Attainment by Melissa

FR. TED'S 10K

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

FR. TED’S 10K
Sunday, April 27, 2014 – University of Notre Dame
5K
— 10K — Fitness and Family walks

 

Help Local Youth Get a Running Start on Education!

 

Notre Dame, Indiana  –  FR. TED’S 10K, the seventh annual race for TRiO Upward Bound, will start at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 27th, at the Jordan Hall of Science.

These 5K and 10K competitive chip-timed races and walks provide the perfect spring tour of campus with university landmarks such as the lakes, south quad, library and golden dome. Enjoy the shorter family walk, or walk the 5K for a fitness walk.  The family-friendly morning will include entertainment, refreshments, prizes, and a pre-race prayer service. Participants will receive a T-shirt and can enjoy freebies and prizes from our on-site sponsors including Adidas.

FR. TED’S 10K is the only Michiana 10K race in April, and it is a great way to prepare for summer races such as the Sunburst Races in May. Not in town or have a conflict on race day? Anyone can donate to the cause by participating in the virtual race! We’ll even send you a T-shirt. Log on to our website at trio.nd.edu for details.

All proceeds will benefit college scholarships for low-income and first-generation students in TRiO Upward Bound, a college preparatory program at Notre Dame that serves high school students in South Bend and surrounding schools. Through academic services such as tutoring, college visits, summer classes on campus, leadership conferences, motivational speakers, etc., TRiO programs have been helping students from South Bend successfully enroll and complete post-secondary education for over 40 years.

Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., past president of Notre Dame, also known affectionately as “Father Ted,” helped to bring TRiO Programs to the university in the 1960’s as a way to expand educational opportunity.

We expect 400+ Notre Dame students, staff, and community members to join us this year. Come out and help us support local youth! Register by April 11th for a discount by clicking on “Support ND TRiO” at trio.nd.edu.

Race-day registration is also available on-site starting at 8:00 a.m.

Contact:
Melissa Lindley
Race Director, 574-631-6835
m.lindley@nd.edu

 

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An Invite to FR. TED’S 10K From Father Ted

Posted on March 26, 2013 in Post-Secondary Attainment by Melissa

 

Follow the below link to see a video of “Father Ted”  Hesburgh supporting TRiO Programs by inviting the public to join in on FR. TED’s 10K.

Fr. Hesburgh endorses FR. TED’S 10K for TRiO Upward Bound

As President of the University of Notre Dame, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. was compelled to implement and establish programs advancing social justice. TRiO Upward Bound was of personal interest to Hesburgh as it provides an opportunity for low-income high school students to become the first in their families to attend college.

As a result, Upward Bound has maintained a presence on the campus for more than 47 years.

Upward Bound assists South Bend students through academic tutoring, college visits, summer residential experience, leadership conferences, and cultural and social activities.

Help local youth get a running start on education by supporting FR. TED’S 10K!

Announcing FR. TED’S 10K 2013

Posted on February 15, 2013 in Post-Secondary Attainment by Melissa

 


FR. TED'S 10K

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

FR. TED’S 10K
Sunday, April 21, 2013 – University of Notre Dame
Blue and Gold Game WEEKEND
5K
—/10K/ — mile walk

 

Help Local Youth Get a Running Start on Education!

 

Notre Dame, Indiana  –  FR. TED’S 10K, the sixth annual race for TRiO Upward Bound, will start at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 21st, at the Jordan Hall of Science.

This 5K and 10K competitive chip-timed race and family walk provides the perfect spring tour of campus with university landmarks such as the lakes, south quad, library and golden dome. The family-friendly morning will include entertainment, refreshments, prizes, and a pre-race prayer service. Participants will receive a T-shirt and a goodie bag.

For the first time, the race is part of the official Notre Dame Blue/Gold Game Football weekend schedule of activities! FR. TED’S 10K is the only Michiana 10K race in April, and it is a great way to prepare for summer races such as the Sunburst Races in June.

Also new this year: Not in town or have a conflict on race day? Anyone can donate to the cause by participating in the virtual race! We’ll even send you a T-shirt. Log on to our website for details.

All proceeds will benefit college scholarships for low-income and first-generation students in TRiO Upward Bound, a college preparatory program at Notre Dame that serves high school students in South Bend and surrounding schools. Through academic services such as tutoring, college visits, summer classes on campus, leadership conferences, motivational speakers, etc., TRiO programs have been helping students from South Bend successfully enroll and complete post-secondary education for over 40 years.

Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., past president of Notre Dame, also known as “Father Ted,” helped to bring TRiO Programs to the university in the 1960’s as a way to expand educational opportunity.

We expect 400+ Notre Dame students, staff, and community members to join us this year. Come out and help us support local youth! Register by April 12th for a discount by clicking on “Support ND TRiO” at our website.

Or go straight to our registration website at Marketplace ND.

Race-day registration is also available on-site starting at 8:30 a.m.

 

Contact:
Melissa Lindley
Race Director, 574-631-6835

m.lindley@nd.edu


Stephen Ponzillo
Program Director, 574-631-9004


Stephen.ponzillo@nd.edu

 

Trio Programs New Director!

Posted on July 21, 2011 in Post-Secondary Attainment by Melissa

Great News!

ND Newswire

Stephen Ponzillo appointed director of Notre Dame TRIO program

Michael O. Garvey • Date: July 08, 2011

ponzillo

Stephen Ponzillo, director of community services and public policy for United Way of Tampa Bay in Tampa, Fla., has been appointed director of the University of Notre Dame’s TRIO programs, which currently include Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound.

A 1998 Notre Dame alumnus, Ponzillo also earned a master of nonprofit administration degree from the University in 2010. Following his graduation from Notre Dame, he worked in St. Petersburg, Fla., as an AmeriCorps volunteer, teaching students from low-income families in a middle school and managing a Samaritan Inns transitional home for formerly homeless and addicted men. He has worked for United Way of Tampa Bay since 2005.

TRIO is a set of federally funded college opportunity programs that motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree. The programs provide academic tutoring, personal counseling, mentoring, financial guidance, and other supports necessary for educational access and retention. Notre Dame’s TRIO program serves first generation and low-income students from the South Bend Community School Corp.

Contact: Stephen Ponzillo 727-479-5976

Trio Programs Newsletter!

Posted on May 24, 2011 in Post-Secondary Attainment by Melissa

Hi campus community,

Check out Trio Programs’ latest newsletter for the spring semester. We are the best-kept secret at Notre Dame!

http://upwardbound.nd.edu/springsummer%20newsletter.pdf

Upward Bound’s Summer Experience

Posted on May 12, 2011 in Post-Secondary Attainment by Melissa

Fourth Annual Father Ted’s Run

Posted on March 8, 2011 in Post-Secondary Attainment by Melissa

Trio Programs Announce Fourth Annual Father Ted’s Run

May 1, 2011

5K•10K•Walk

Help Local Youth Get a Running Start on Education!

 
We’ve revamped the race this year to change the time, date, and logo. We are looking to increase registration and sponsorship, in order to increase funds for scholarships for Trio Seniors.

Trio Programs at Notre Dame include Trio-Upward Bound and Trio-Educational Talent Search. These two programs serve nearly a thousand low-income and first-generation middle and high schools students in Michiana, assisting students through college information, academic tutoring, college visits, summer residential experience, leadership conferences, and cultural and social activities. Proceeds from Father Ted’s fund college scholarships for Trio students.

“Father Ted,” or Father Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., helped bring Trio Programs to Notre Dame because they provide an opportunity for low-income students to become the first in their families to attend college. Since the 1960s, Trio Programs have maintained a presence on the campus.

Visit our Website for more detailed information. Participants can pre-register or register the day of. A PDF mail-in registration is available on the web site and the online registration should be live by April thanks to Agency ND.

New: Become a fan on the “Fourth Annual Father Ted’s” Facebook Page. Questions? Call us at 631-5669.

What is College Prep?

Posted on February 11, 2011 in Post-Secondary Attainment by Melissa

What is college prep?

College prep is an integral time of learning in a young person’s life.

It is an awakening. A yearning. A quest for the summit.

It is an opportunity for: Change, learning, security, growth, culture, advancement, career, knowledge, life skills, future.

As spring creeps upon us with sunlight and hope, we all tend to blossom. Some, earlier than others. For some students, college is more of an accident – a crashing – a forced awakening when their future is suddenly upon them. The light bulb may have come on too late, or never at all. For others, it’s a strategic plan, as they carefully arrange a  collection of letters and cards in a folder, flanked by smiling parents. They have been waiting their whole life for this.

Then there are those students who hang in limbo. They are neither slackers nor planners. They are not the valedictorian, but not the dropout. They are bright, and impressonable, and full of potential. They are the meat of this country’s diverse future.

Yet, that student usually doesn’t know anything about college prep.

They lack the information, the mentors, the unwritten rules to help them along the sometimes rocky path to college. They wander about, not sure what to do next. They hear their classmates chatting about Indiana University, Notre Dame, or Purdue. They dream of these places, though they’ve never been to a college campus.

They are the in-between, the left-behind, the “slip through the cracks” child. The system is not meant for students like them.

Sure, they would like to go to college. Get an education, get a good job so they don’t have to wait tables like mom. Yeah, that sounds really nice. 

Except no one in their family has ever been to college. College always seemed like a rich person’s venture, an exclusive club. Not only have they never been invited, but they wouldn’t know what to do if they were. There is not a map they can google or an adult who isn’t too busy to spend some time telling them about it.

College prep, to these students, is scary, expensive, confusing, intimidating and sometimes even unattainable.

Who is there to provide the map for these students? Who is going to calm their fears?

This is what we do in Trio Programs. That is why we are here at the University of Notre Dame.

www.nd.edu/~upbound