Brother to Hermano, a project of Hayt Elementary School in Edgewater, seeks to overcome the racial divide that exists by bringing together middle school boys of various ethnic backgrounds to strengthen their understanding of other cultures and provide an opportunity to be proactive in the community. Through Brother to Hermano, these young men develop social and academic tools to mature into honorable and productive young men in their community who can think critically about the decisions they make. Loyola University men of color are invited to mentor Hayt students through a civic participation project, once each week on Fridays from September – May. Contact Jon Schmidt or Lillianna Franco for more information.
On Friday, October 24, 2014, the Center for Experiential Learning hosted 125 Chicago Public School high school students for Elect 2014! an electoral simulation.
EXPL 290 explores approaches to sustainable community development and strategies that build power for change in communities, in particular community economic development and community organizing. Students will have the opportunity through 35-40 hours of service to participate in community action with a focus on education, housing, and community safety in our communities. LEARN MORE
In 2013-14, 2,321 students in 108 service-learning courses worked with 415 community organizations in Chicago and beyond, providing approximately 140,500 hours of service. Visit our interactive map to learn more… LEARN MORE
Students: have you documented your community-based work in LOCUS yet? This process helps Loyola manage student risk, substantiates your fulfillment of the Engaged Learning Requirement, and puts info about your community work onto your transcript! Learn how to do it in this 1-minute video!
The CEL introduced a new Partnership Statement at this year's Community Partner Gathering, including both philosophical reflection on why and how we partner and a breakdown of the rights and responsibilities associated with experiential learning partnerships. Learn more...