Service Learning Clubs
Service learning clubs provide Jesuit students the opportunity to connect their interest and passion for service with their experience in the classroom while building a sense of community with their fellow classmates. Most service learning clubs are grade level specific and support a unique portfolio of agency partners and projects. Each student holding membership in a service learning club will complete their entire year of required service through their participation in that organization.
A Sophomore service organization devoted to developing servant leaders. Members serve in a variety of agencies across Dallas in order to understand the unique needs of the individuals we serve while deepening a sense of empathy for the marginalized and vulnerable. 24/7 students are also expected to develop their skills as leaders by providing support for their fellow classmates, attending workshops and leadership conferences, and serving as group leaders at the annual spring Sophomore Retreat.
Faculty Adviser: David Williams (email@example.com)
A service leadership club dedicated to learning more about and serving individuals with special needs, both children and adults. Members are actively involved in the Rays of Light program, the annual Notre Dame Dance, Special Games and Saint Nicholas House.
Faculty Adviser: Anne Blackford (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Membership in the the Ignatian Service Corps is limited to 10 sophomores, 10 juniors, and 10 seniors. Members of the ISC are characterized by an outstanding commitment to service and have a desire to understand more fully what it means to demonstrate a faith that results in justice for the poor, vulnerable, and marginalized. As one the Office of Community Service and Social Justice's most important partners, the Ignatian Service Corps provides critical leadership for many of Jesuit's on-going service initiatives throughout the school year. In addition members gather for monthly formation nights and lunch meetings for fellowship, to develop brotherhood, and to engage in discussion intended to deepen an understanding of the intersection between faith, spirituality, and a life-long commitment to social justice. Students who are accepted into the Corps and fulfill their commitment to the organization will complete their entire yearly service requirement.
Membership: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Interact is an international Rotary-sponsored organization of community leaders who create positive, lasting change in their local communities and the global community through a motto of “service above self”. The name “Interact” is a call to International Action - it is a call to service and a call to increased international understanding. We are looking for reliable students who are committed to social justice, enjoy a hands-on approach to service, and are willing to step out of their comfort zones to compassionately interact with people with different cultural backgrounds and experiences. Members of Interact will complete their junior year service requirement by supporting various refugee services in the Dallas area (McShan Elementary Refugee Outreach, Saint Patrick’s Refugee Outreach), Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigrant resettlement programs, and will have the ability to be involved in Rotary sponsored service and leadership opportunities. Meetings occur at least every two weeks.
Faculty Adviser: Tricia Gerber (email@example.com)
Key club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities of service, character-building, and leadership development. By working together and sharing in community service activities, we develop competent, capable, and caring leaders through the vehicle of service. Weekend commitments are a must for Key Club members. The motto for key club is “caring-our way of life”. Involvement: monthly meetings, flexible service options for athletes and busy Jesuit students, announcements via Moodle. Key Club members will complete their junior year service requirement by participating in local (Dallas and surrounding areas) community based charitable initiatives and by providing leadership for some of Jesuit’s service initiatives (Manna for Others West Dallas, Austin Street Center)
Faculty Advisers: Raul Ornelas (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Ky Vu (email@example.com)
This is a unique Jesuit organization that emphasizes service and leadership skills through group work, discussion, and campus based community service initiatives. We are looking for students who feel comfortable expressing their opinions on a variety of school-related topics and facilitating group discussions. The ideal PAL member is not intimidated by speaking with and to people. Confidence and interpersonal skills are a must. Involvement: consistent weekly meetings, fall leadership training, Junior Retreat involvement. Members of PALs will complete their junior year service requirement by providing leadership for all campus donation drives, the annual Notre Dame Dance, the Saint Vincent DePaul Basketball Night and the Special Games task force
Faculty Adviser: Paul McDaniel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
United to Lead is a student movement that is designed to equip high school sophomores with the tools that they need to become advocates for educational equity. United to Lead Fellows will take part in a six-month fellowship to create relationships that cross traditional boundaries, understand the levers of educational equity, and become skilled advocates for our community schools. Students will actively participate in design thinking challenges and explore their power to impact their communities. Students involved in the United to Lead program will also serve in local public elementary schools providing mentoring and one-on-one tutoring.