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Our Community Cares

Social justice at Loyola extends far beyond the classroom – it seeps into our community. Discover the impact diversity has on our community, locally and globally. It doesn't just seep into our community, but this systemic value is so core to us that we have created community outreach programs within our schools to further efforts on a variety of fronts.

Centers for excellence

Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility

The Baumhart Center prepares leaders to tackle society's most pressing challenges through education, engagement, and research.

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Building Resilience Against Violence Engagement

A team of experts in social work, psychology, and child welfare-based out of Loyola University in Chicago, IL. BRAVE is a new model focused on minority youth and their families. We are not only focused on individual behavior but the whole community.

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Center for Criminal Justice, Research, Policy, and Practice

Promotes fair, informed, effective and ethical approaches to criminal justice policy and practice through collaborative interdisciplinary initiatives designed to bring about systemic improvements in Illinois’ criminal justice system.

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Loyola’s Curt and Linda Rodin Center for Social Justice

We strengthen and develop several leading programs that advance fairness, equity, and justice within the Law School and in marginalized communities throughout Chicago.

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The Center for Immigrant and Refugee Accompaniment

Supports the formation of social work professionals that in solidarity can accompany migrants in the construction of a more inclusive local and global community that affirms the human dignity of the person and in which migrants realize their capabilities, exercise their rights, and transform their social condition and institutions.

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The Loyola School-Based Health Center

Loyola strives to cultivate strong community connections and provide vital nursing services to underserved populations. Through community partnerships and programs, Loyola Nursing helps improve patient care and health outcomes in Chicago area neighborhoods while providing hands-on learning opportunities for our students.

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Our Community

Zelda Harris: Community collaborator

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, focuses her scholarship on trial advocacy, domestic violence law, and child and family law.

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Elevating the 'L'

Loyola University Chicago graduate students Sam Siner and Tyler Arndt designed an app that allows users to report elevator outages at CTA stops, helping those with accessibility issues

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Bringing mindful balance to Chicago's South Side

Loyola University Chicago alumna Latania Franklin is a clinical therapist at Sista Afya, a mental wellness clinic on Chicago's South Side.

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Division of Student Development

Empowerment Pipeline

Empowerment Pipeline strives to address educational inequalities by empowering underrepresented students to pursue and complete higher education.

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Stritch School of Medicine

Health Professionals Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP)

HPREP is the Stritch School of Medicine signature outreach program, for high school students in the Maywood, Cicero and Berywn area, designed to attract underrepresented students to careers in the health professions.

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Office of the Provost

Institute for Racial Justice

The Institute for Racial Justice at Loyola University Chicago is a hub for the University and strategic partners to accelerate racial justice through transformative research, empowering education, and impactful community engagement.

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Stritch School of Medicine

The Proviso United with Loyola Students for Educational Enrichment (PULSE)

Designed to provide high school students with educational enrichment in science and medicine, mentoring/career advice and college preparation assistance, PULSE is an excellent academic, professional,  and social development opportunity for Proviso high school students interested in a career in medicine.

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