Programs & Resources
The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement works with numerous organizations on and off campus to enhance the lives of community members.
The social emotional, cognitive and physical development of young children has a direct effect on their overall development. The Levesque Institute understands the need to invest in young children in order to maximize their future and overall well-being.
Community Outreach is one of the four pillars that comprise the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement at Niagara University. Within this pillar, we encourage students and faculty to reach beyond the classroom and assist the local community and its residents.
Health & Wellness
Niagara Falls, NY is a food desert, meaning residents in the poorest areas of the city do not have easy access to healthy, affordable meals. Without healthy food options within walking distance, residents often turn to less healthy food options.
In Niagara Falls, about 20% of homes stand vacant, and only 56% of Niagara Falls residents are homeowners. The Levesque Institute, in partnership with a number of city and community organizations, is committed to decrease the number of vacant homes in Niagara Falls.