Fellows emerge from their ILI year as a renewed and richly prepared force for good in their communities and beyond.
Force for Good
Explore below some ways our ILI alumni have been impacted and have an impact in their communities after their ILI year.
Providing educational opportunities for girls in Kenya
Dr. Juliana Otieno and Cari Shein (Cohort 2) co-founded the Rusalia Resource Foundation in 2020 with the mission of providing high school education and mentorship to girls in Kenya.
Working in the local community on equitable housing issues
Tom Bard (Cohort 3), has decided to stay in the area to work with members of the community in South Bend on incremental development projects (both residential and commercial).
Hiring returning citizens to build solar panels.
Marty Whalen (Cohort 1) worked alongside a former Notre Dame Professor to develop Crossroads Solar, a company with a mission to hire individuals who were previously incarcerated to build solar panels.
Approaching life and returning to work with a renewed sense of intentionality.
Cathy David (Cohort 2) returned to work following her time with ILI with a renewed sense of how she wants to approach and show up at work each day.
Imago Dei - Fighting to End Human Trafficking
A group of fellows from the second cohort developed Imago Dei, an action-oriented organization fighting to end human trafficking by raising awareness around this issue through learning opportunities and partnerships with organizations.