From after-school tutoring to beautifying city streets, serving the community is at the forefront of Saint Louis University’s Micah program.
As a member of the Micah program, you will serve in neighborhoods surrounding our campus in Midtown St. Louis. Micah students commit to serve at a specific Micah site once a week for at least an entire semester, contributing two to three hours of service a week for a total of at least 30 hours of service per semester. Small groups of students travel to these sites using university vehicles. Students choose their service sites from those listed below based on their interests and availability. The program also provides optional large-group service opportunities.
Micah Service Sites
Beyond School, through Mission St. Louis, is a faith-based program serving children in fourth through eighth grades. You will be able to build close and productive relationships with the children. The St. Louis Language Immersion School and St. Louis College Prep locations need volunteer mentors. Both schools are only five minutes from campus.
Caroline Mission is a Missouri-licensed and accredited early childhood education program facility operated by Neighborhood Houses and supported by the United Way. As a volunteer, you can help provide quality affordable child care for children of six weeks to five years old. The school is about five minutes from campus.
Group Service Projects
Micah students can volunteer in large groups at annual events throughout the academic year. Examples of these events include:
- September: Alongside members of New City Fellowship (affiliated with Firm Foundations Tutoring above), Micah students help renovate distressed neighborhoods.
- February: The Micah program's Dollars for Diapers drive provides diapers for Caroline Mission Childcare and Cornerstone Early Learning Center.
- April: During our Earth Day Service Day, Micah students work alongside residents of the historic Shaw and Lewis Place neighborhoods to help beautify their streets and to prepare community gardens for the growing season.