Community Service and Action (CSA) provides the Loyola community with opportunities to serve, learn, and advocate. In the Jesuit educational tradition, we foster mutually beneficial partnerships with organizations in our community to build the greater good. We help students to learn about the community they call home, while acknowledging the assets and the "gritty realities" (Peter Hons Kolvenbach) of the world. In CSA we contribute to our mission and the mission of the university through various programs on our website: www.luc.edu/serve
Loyola4Chicago (L4C) is a weekly group-based service program. Apply for L4C at the beginning of each semester to be placed in a small group with a peer leader. Then, serve once a week at the assigned site. L4C service opportunities include working with youth, individuals experiencing houselessness, immigrants, individuals with disabilities and more.We hope that this program can provide a time and community that is the right fit for everyone. Applications for the program typically open the first day of the semester and are open for about ten days: www.luc.edu/serve/service/l4c
Ignatian Family Teach-In For Justice
The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice is a conference/retreat held annually in Washington, DC. A delegation of Loyola students is chosen each year to attend and learn about advocacy in all levels of the government as well as various justice issues most pertinent at the time. Delegates practice their advocacy skills in person with elected officials in Washington. Applications for the delegation open at the start of the school year and are typically open for about two weeks: www.luc.edu/serve/educationadvocacy/ignatianfamilyteach-in
Soup Kitchen Outreach
Each Tuesday and Friday from 3:30-7:15pm students join us for the Soup Kitchen outreach program. Students meet in Damen 232 and travel to St. Thomas of Canterbury with peer leaders. While there, prepare, serve, and clean up after a meal, while building community with the guests. This is a drop in opportunity that allows students to attend when it works for their schedules. Remember your Pass and mask!
LUC Serve is an education and advocacy focused program planned and facillitated by and for students. Anyone is welcome to join in our programs happening each month to learn more about various social justice issues. No previous knowledge or experience in these issues is necessary. We look forward to seeing you at one of these engaging student focused sessions!