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Loyola University New Orleans is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. The university’s rich history and Jesuit influence date back to the early 18th century when the Jesuits first arrived among the earliest settlers in New Orleans and Louisiana. The Jesuits are renowned for liberal arts, value-centered education of the whole person, and a commitment to lifelong learning, social justice, and service. Visit Loyola’s website>>
Composed of and directed by student volunteers, the Loyola University Community Action Program (LUCAP) is a campus organization having three primary goals, the first being to provide and direct volunteers in service-oriented activity within the community and the university, the second being to inform and promote involvement in the area of social justice, and the third being to aid in the volunteers’ social and spiritual growth through their involvement in service and care-giving activities. Learn more>>
The Office of Service Learning supports the integration of service and other community engagement experiences into academic courses and programs of study. The staff manage and cultivate relationships with a wide array of nonprofit organizations, and they work with faculty to develop the most appropriate service learning options for their courses. The Office aims to bring students’ educational experience to life by connecting the classroom to community needs. They also support socially engaged teaching and scholarship among the Loyola faculty. Their work is “motivated by the Jesuit ideals of educating the whole person (cura personalis) and forming young people for solidarity and social responsibility.” Visit the Office’s homepage for more information.