Community Service & Social Justice
We serve with our words, with our hands, with our hearts, and with our creative thoughts. Becoming loving, generous persons with and for others doesn't happen through one program or club, but through most of our academic and co-curricular programs.
For more information or any questions you may have, email the Office of Community Service and Social Justice at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the office in the Student Center during school hours.
Service Learning Opportunities
The Office of Community Service and Social Justice has created a directory with a variety of local nonprofit organizations that are seeking high school volunteers. Students can search for opportunities by region, key words, and Core service sites.
The Arrupe Social Justice Council is composed of St. Ignatius’s student leaders for justice. The council works with other clubs and departments within SI to educate students to be persons with and for others through social justice education, service programs, and inclusive community-building. This happens through weekly meetings for reflection and planning, the annual Solidarity Week, and campaigning around various social issues. Named after Pedro Arrupe, S.J., the club works towards promoting a faith that does justice in concrete ways in our school community.
SI's Immersion Program is a faith-based program with the mission to develop a "well-educated" solidarity for our students in the Ignatian tradition. Solidarity begins with contact with people on the margins, which serves as a catalyst for intellectual inquiry, moral reflection, and spiritual growth.
Led by SI faculty and staff, and supported by faith-based partner organizations, immersion participants will come to know other communities and cultures through their stories, traditions, struggles, celebrations, and expressions of faith. Whether the travel is local, domestic, or international, the primary focus of the Immersion Program is to deepen relationships with others and with God. The experiences are rooted in prayer and reflection, and any work performed will be secondary to the time we spend with marginalized communities and individuals in their environments.
Each student at SI is required to complete a certain number of service hours before their senior year, followed by a Core Capstone Project that involves direct service. It is our mission for students to engage in service they are passionate about, while also having them venture outside of their comfort zones and into their local communities.