Service for a more just and equitable world
Since 1992, Loyola’s Center for Community Service and Justice has offered service experiences and opportunities to ensure that students engage deeply in the world around them. CCSJ helps students to utilize their time and talents through volunteering, while also sustaining and growing the work of nonprofit, educational organizations that address critical needs in our community. Through these partnerships, CCSJ connects the campus and the community for a more just and equitable world.
Students learn to explore and think critically about issues that threaten the peaceful, healthy existence of individuals in local, national, and international communities.
Through CCSj, students experience local communities first-hand, broadening their understanding of themselves and the world.
Today, the Center offers opportunities for faculty to develop academic courses connected to community goals, voluntary service experiences for students on a weekly, monthly, or one-time basis, and, local, national, and international service immersion programs. All the while, students benefit from justice education through speakers, workshops, and trips. They learn to explore and think critically about issues that threaten the peaceful, healthy existence of individuals in local, national, and international communities.
These funds help students participate in the Encounter El Salvador, Project U.S., Haiti Together, Spring Break Outreach, and Experience Baltimore immersions. Students dive into an issue—engaging intellectually, emotionally, and physically in a new community—and learn and grow through those first-hand experiences.
These fellowships are for undergraduate students working as liaisons to the 60 Baltimore community agencies with which Loyola partners. Students receive critical social and racial justice training and leadership development in this incredibly forward-thinking program.