Loyola University Maryland

Center for Community Service and Justice

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Experience: Baltimore

Experience Baltimore is a week-long immersion program for incoming first-year Loyola students held annually in August before classes begin.  Beyond the campus, and through different lenses, learn about Baltimore’s unique and colorful neighborhoods that reveal the heart, spirit, and diversity of our city’s residents through service, volunteering, activities, and engaging conversations. 

Apply and sign up for Experience: Baltimore through Pre-Fall programs during registration for Orientation.

Loyola sophomores, juniors, and seniors can apply to be a student leader for this experience.  Click here for more information.


Spring Break Outreach

Spring Breach Outreach (SBO) is a week-long service immersion program held during Loyola’s spring break that provides students, faculty and Loyola employees a chance to learn about social justice issues in Baltimore and in communities throughout the U.S. through first-hand experiences. Each year, the program features multiple locations with community partners across the U.S., each focusing on a different social justice issue.  Everyone is welcome to apply.

Project U.S.

Project U.S. is a week-long educational immersion program held during Loyola’s winter break that offers students, faculty and Loyola employees a unique opportunity to learn about immigration by spending a week in an immigrant community in Apopka, Florida. Through hands-on experiences such as working in the fields, homestays with immigrant families, and interactive workshops by the staff of the Hope CommUnity Center, participants gain a broad understanding of the realities and culture of this vibrant community, as well as the complexities of the immigration system.