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Community Service and Action
Loyola University Chicago
Damen Student Center, Suite 217
773-508-8260
serve@luc.edu

Megan Barry
Director

Kelly Allen
Community Outreach Coordinator
AmeriCorps VISTA

Jessica Young
Jumpstart Site Manager

Andrew Miller
Graduate Assistant


Megan Barry
Director

While overseeing the many great CSA programs, Megan particularly facilitates post-graduate volunteer discernment, Team Loyola at the annual AIDS Run & Walk, and Loyola’s delegation to the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice. She is also an adjunct faculty member in the M.A. in Social Justice & Community Development program at Loyola’s Institute of Pastoral Studies. Megan received an M.A. and an M.S.W. from Boston College, with a focus on social justice, community organizing and policy. She holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. Her own career path involved 3 terms as an AmeriCorps volunteer, where she came to appreciate the power of campuses and local communities uniting to make change. She was born and raised in South Carolina and wishes that her 8 nieces and nephews lived a little closer to Chicago!

Kelly Allen
Community Outreach Coordinator
AmeriCorps VISTA

 

Kelly joins the CSA as an AmeriCorps VISTA through Illinois Campus Compact. She manages Loyola4Chicago, the St. Thomas of Canterbury Soup Kitchen, and is a great source for connecting with a local organization seeking volunteers.

 

Jessica Young
Jumpstart Site Manager

As Site Manager for the Jumpstart program in the CSA, Jessica oversees five teams of Loyola students who provide a supplemental early language and literacy development program in five preschools in Rogers Park. She first worked for Jumpstart in the San Francisco Bay Area, both as a Site Manager at UC-Berkeley and as an Associate Program Director in the Northern California Regional Office, before managing the Loyola program. Jessica began her career in the nonprofit sector as an AmeriCorps VISTA with Washington, D.C.’s literacy coalition. She earned her B.S in Education from Northern Illinois University, and is looking forward to furthering her education when she begins her graduate program in Public Administration at the University of Illinois-Chicago this fall. When not at work, Jessica loves exploring Chicago’s many fabulous neighborhoods on foot with her husband and 2-year old daughter.

 

Andrew Miller
Graduate Assistant

 

As the CSA’s Graduate Assistant, Andrew facilitates the Hunger Week Team, coordinates the annual CSA Start the Fire Retreat, and manages the CSA’s social media presence. Prior to his current role in the CSA, Andrew served as the office’s Community Outreach Coordinator/AmeriCorps VISTA for two years. Andrew holds a B.S. in Marketing from Marquette University, and he will graduate from Loyola in May 2014 with an M.Ed. in Higher Education. When he’s not working or in class, Andrew’s life revolves around family, friends, food, and Marquette basketball.

 

 

 

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Office for Community Service and Action
Loyola University Chicago · 1032 W Sheridan Rd · 804 Mundelein Center
Chicago, Il 60660 · Phone: 773.508.8260 · serve@luc.edu

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