Who We Are

Touching Hearts Software is a faculty-student partnership and experiential learning opportunity at Lewis University that builds and maintains software projects for external non-profit customers. The goal of Touching Hearts Software is to benefit the community with useful software products while giving students valuable experience designing and building real-world applications.

Our Mission

Touching Hearts Software will provide non-profit community partners a sustainable source of well-managed, high-quality software talent and a desirable and affordable option for building the tools and services they need to serve their members. Lewis University Computer Science students focused on software development and/or cybersecurity will gain a local credit-bearing or volunteer option for gaining invaluable expertise as they transition from school to their careers. And Lewis faculty will have new opportunities for participating in uniquely Lasallian service-scholarship.

Our Work

Touching Hearts Software has performed two projects for the Diocese of Joliet. In Spring 2023, a student named David Borsheim designed and built a new database for the Diocese for holding data related to its cemeteries as part of CPSC 50900: Database Systems. In Fall 2023, a group of three students - Chris Martinez, Jahi Stewart, and Michael Szostak volunteered to help build a room scheduling application called Roomie. With Dr. Klump, the team spent close to 250 hours designing, building, testing, and tuning a replacement for the app they use to schedule meeting rooms. You can read more about Roomie on the Projects page.

During Spring 2024, THS is again partnering with the Diocese of Joliet, this time to build a replacement for their contact management system (CMS). The new application will have all the features of their retiring system but will offer a fresh interface and run on a more modern platform.

Have a Project?

If you are a non-profit or Lewis University organization looking for a custom software solution or cybersecurity project, Touching Hearts Software may be able to help. Please contact Dr. Ray Klump at klumpra@lewisu.edu to discuss what you need and how THS may be able to help.