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The staff of Saint Louis University's Center for Social Action has a combined 60+ years of experience working in the community, organizing high-impact service opportunities, stimulating community-based learning and research, and educating students on ways to enact social change.

We encourage you to contact any member of our team with questions or for more information about how we can help.

Bobby Wassel

Bobby Wassel

Director, Center for Social Action

Ask me about: Getting connected to service opportunities, 1818 Community Engagement Grants, Community Partners Database, Community Service Federal Work Study

Leah Sweetman

Leah Sweetman, Ph.D

Director of Community-Engaged Learning

Ask me about: service learning, voter-engagement efforts, creating university-community partnerships, Community Engaged Scholarship Grant Program

Jessica Trout

Jessica Trout, M.S.W.

Assistant Director of Advocacy and Civic Engagement

Ask me about: Advocacy and justice programming, Social Justice and Advocacy Training, Dance Marathon, Social Justice student organizations 

Abura Ladd

Aubra Ladd, M.A.

Program Coordinator, Center for Social Action

Ask me about: The 1818 Community Engagement Grant Program, community engagement and year of service fairs, Blue Santa and campus blood drives, and other Center for Social Action programming.