The Service Leadership Program at the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business is rooted in our Jesuit values at Saint Louis University and our commitment to community engagement.
Through the Service Leadership Program, students grow into leaders who think ethically and innovatively to solve problems with the technical and critical thinking skills they acquire. As a result, students learn to embrace servant leadership and social change as professional and personal philosophies.
Since its inception in 1996, students have completed more than 100,000 hours of service. Students can volunteer at a variety of service sites in the St. Louis community, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Ronald McDonald House, Saint Louis University’s Campus Kitchen and many others.
Service Day: A Treat
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Shadow Day Recap
- Almost Home
- Boys & Girls Club of Greater St. Louis
- Christian Activity Center
- College Church Outreach Ministry
- Covenant House
- Criminal Justice Ministry
- Crisis Nursery
- Employment Connection
- Firm Foundations
- Food Outreach
- Hope Lodge
- International Institute of Metropolitan St. Louis
- Karen Catholic Worker House
- Kingdom House
- Labre Ministries for the Homeless
- The Little Bit Foundation
- Life Bridge Partnership
- Loyola Academy of St. Louis
- Mission: St. Louis
- North Grand Neighborhood Services
- Places for People
- Ronald McDonald House
- St. Cecilia's Parish/ School
- St. Francis Community Services Southside Center
- St. Patrick Center
- Youth Learning Center
- Third Baptist Church
To complete the program and earn the minor in service leadership, students must fulfill the following requirements:
- 200 hours of community service
- 12 leadership workshops
- 15 credit hours of coursework
The commitment of the Service Leadership Program comes to life each year when students take time out of their busy schedules to dedicate their talents, labor and care to the less fortunate in the St. Louis community. Students, as well as faculty and staff, join together and volunteer to serve and live out the values of our Jesuit tradition.
Each year the school and program choose a charitable cause partner. After months of preparation and planning the Chaifetz School community comes together for a day to rally around the charity by providing supplies, labor and a commitment to bettering the programs and subsequently St. Louis.