Service and Justice Opportunities
Service in the Community
In collaboration with the Center for Service and Community Engagement (CSCE), Campus Ministry offers students opportunities to reach out to the surrounding St. Louis community through service. To find out about one-time and ongoing service opportunities, fill out a service interest form today to meet with a CSCE staff member to discuss what opportunities are available in the community and are of interest to you.
Wondering what service opportunities are around campus? Click on the following map, which details some of our local community partners.
SLU InterFaith Alliance is a student organization that focuses on developing positive interfaith relations and providing all members of the SLU community with an opportunity to grow in their understanding of other faith traditions. By engaging in dialogue and community service, IFA brings people of all backgrounds together to build bridges of unity and peace. Through work with other faith-based CSO's, IFA seeks to unite the campus to through faith, rather than separating ourselves because of it.
2012-2013 Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge: Saint Louis University recently announced its intention to participate in the second year of the White House initiative! Check out IFA's Sara Rahim's blog.
If you are looking to join fellow students in ongoing service and reflection activities, there are two student-led groups that share this focus:
Contemplatives in Action (CIA)
The Contemplatives in Action Program is a service program run through the Department of Campus Ministry that stresses intentionality and social analysis. As a part of Campus Ministry's faith and justice programming, the CIA program strives to instill and foster in students the values of service, social justice, community, spirituality, simplicity, and solidarity. Through continued, committed service in small groups, weekly theological reflections, and monthly Saturday social analysis meetings, students are able to witness the social and economic factors contributing to poverty and to reflect on those factors in light of the gospel values. Students commit to their small service group and their service site for an academic year.
If you are interested in learning more about CIA activities for the 2012-13 school year, please contact James Hillis at email@example.com.
SLUCORE SLUCORE is a student organization at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, MO. We provide dependable volunteers to the North St. Louis community. We strive to obtain a greater understanding and to form genuine relationships with the marginalized by spending 3 to 4 hours each week at a praxis site and through weekly small group reflections. Created and directed by students, SLUCORE has three primary goals: to connect reliable student volunteers to the North St. Louis community, to develop genuine relationships between our two communities, and to enrich students' experience by facilitating reflection and analysis on their engagement activities.
Questions? Want to apply? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org