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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.

Assistant Vice-President, Center for Social Action
bryan.sokol@slu.edu
314-977-3929

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

Director of Community-Engaged Learning
leah.sweetman@slu.edu
314-977-4214

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


Bobby Wassel

Bobby Wassel, Ph.D.

Director of Operations
bobby.wassel@slu.edu
314-977-2041

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.

Assistant Director of Advocacy and Civic Engagement
jessica.trout@slu.edu
314-977-4587

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


Melissa Apprill

Melissa Apprill, J.D.

Assistant Director for Good Neighbors Program
melissa.apprill@slu.edu
314-977-2980

Ask me about: Campus Kitchen and food insecurity, Billiken Bounty Food Pantry, Billiken 2 Billiken Resale Shop