Cardus is the sponsoring institution behind the Cardus Religious Schools Initiative. Cardus is a think tank dedicated to the renewal of North American social architecture. Drawing on more than 2,000 years of Christian social thought, they work to enrich and challenge public debate through research, events, and publications, for the common good. Cardus conducts independent and original research in three key areas of North American public life: Social Cities, Education and Culture, and Work and Economics. They publish four journals and one podcast, and their work regularly appears in national newspapers and journals.


The Center for the Study of Religion and Society at Notre Dame is dedicated to advancing social scientific understanding of religion in society through scholarly research, training, and publications. The Center brings a variety of faculty, students, and other researchers together into a community of scholars engaged in empirical investigations, intellectual interchange, and teaching crucial for advancing the sociological study of religion.

creo_logo_01_1_The Center for Research on Educational Opportunity (CREO) is a part of the Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI) at the University of Notre Dame. They conduct basic and applied research on schools and the learning process. CREO research studies the formal and informal organization of schools, the curriculum, teacher practices, and student social relationships to determine how these factors interact with student background and ability to affect student learning. Special attention is given to less privileged students and Catholic schools.