Education & Advocacy
To encourage responsible and faithful citizenship, the CSA helps students to gain knowledge and respond to injustice. See below to learn more.
In spring 2019, the Office of Community Service and Action Office made the decision to end the Hunger Week program at Loyola. This decision was made after careful consideration of the office’s programs, shifting resources (particularly the loss of the graduate assistant position for the CSA after the 2018-2019 school year), and the current needs of the campus community. Hunger Week promoted advocacy for change and a commitment to justice. While this particular expression of these values is ending, the spirit of Hunger Week will live on in CSA programs. Please be on the lookout for some new advocacy projects that the CSA will be rolling out next year; more information will be available in the fall!
As a continuation of the IFTJ, Ignatian Family Advocacy Month (IFAM) brings the education, prayer, and advocacy of the Teach-In back to campus. Each spring, IFAM encourages members of the Loyola community to address specific justice issues as it resonates with our community.
IFAM is an effort of the Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN). Learn more about ISN and Ignatian Family Advocacy Month.
The annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) gathers members of the Ignatian Family (Jesuit schools, parishes, social ministries) in solidarity to learn, reflect, pray, network, and advocate in the context of social justice. Keynote and student speakers address issues such as:
- Mass incarceration
- Racial Justice
- Domestic Poverty
- Worker's Rights
- Humane Immigration Reform
- Sustainable Environmental Practices
Gather in Washington, D.C., with fellow faithful citizens seeking to make real change in our world. The IFTJ is sponsored by the Ignatian Solidarity Network.
The CSA supports Loyola's Service and Faith Learning Community (SFLC). The Service and Faith Learning Community provides a holistic encounter with the Jesuit values or service and faith for a small community of first-year students. Students in the SFLC live together in one of Loyola's residence halls, take a couple of courses together, and engage in out of the classroom program and activities.
Click to read more about our Service and Faith Learning Community.