- Learning Communities Overview
Micah Learning Community
Ever wonder where your love of community service might take you? As part of the University's commitment to people in need in the surrounding area, the Micah Program provides opportunities to be involved in service in two struggling but vibrant neighborhoods near the University.
Students in the program begin their college career by taking some of their required core classes together, focusing on issues of social justice and the challenges facing American cities.
They also serve in a wide variety of innovative community organizations, performing such tasks as tutoring at an experimental urban high school, assisting at a need-based clinic for Hispanic immigrants, and helping kids learn future job skills through bike repair and work with computers.
One of the premier programs of its kind in the country, Micah challenges students to reflect deeply on urban problems and seek solutions that will have the greatest possible long-term impact.
Occupying two floors in Marguerite Hall, with an upperclassmen community in the Laclede Houses, members of the program gather once a week for prayer and community nights. Sophomores may elect to spend a semester in El Salvador studying the causes of Hispanic immigration to the U.S. The program welcomes students of all faiths and academic majors.
Supplemental application required. For further information and an on-line application, visit micah.slu.edu.