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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.  

Bryan Sokol
Bryan Sokol, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Social Action

Ask me about: Community Based Research, Impact Assessment and Evaluation, Readers 2 Leaders Program, Kino Border Initiative immersion program

Leah Sweetman
Leah Sweetman, Ph.D

Assistant Director, Center for Social Action

Ask me about: Service-learning, Voter engagement efforts, Creating university-community partnerships, Community Engaged Scholarship Grant Program

Bobby Wassel
Bobby Wassel, Ph.D.

Assistant 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

Jessica Trout
Jessica Trout, M.S.W.

Advocacy Program Coordinator

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