In 1860, seven Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur arrived in South Boston and began a free school. Since then the Sisters have continued their educational mission in the city and in 1992, they established a comprehensive adult educational center now known as Notre Dame Education Center (NDEC). Today, NDEC serves over 350 students across all programs, with its ESOL program serving over 200 students each year. Additional support services include employment and educational counseling, immigration case management, and citizenship preparation and tutoring.
In this video, students discuss the people and programs of NDEC, the impact the school has had on their life, and their plans for the future.