Loyola’s Center for Community, Service, and Justice partners with area community groups, public and nonprofit organizations, schools, and initiatives in Baltimore City and beyond that provide learning and service opportunities for Loyola community members and create positive impact for a more just and equitable world.
CCSJ community partners are organizations and groups who:
- Work for aims of social justice in Baltimore City.
- Communicate and build relationships, helping define clear roles and health and safety needs of volunteers, and continuously work to strengthen the partnership.
- Educate for civic engagement and social justice as they engage in the work of change-making and impact.
Complete a Community Partner Interest Form to submit a request for becoming a community partner or implementing a special project.
CCSJ offers multiple ways for community members and organizations to partner:
- Through one-time service, Loyola students, faculty and employees serve on their own, or groups or classes are matched with partners for one-time projects.
- Through ongoing service, students, faculty, and employees volunteer on their own time, usually for a few hours weekly each semester.
- Through community-engaged courses, Loyola faculty choose community partners based on what projects or service connect to course content. Community engagement can be site-based, such as serving food at a meal program and project-based, e.g., creating a promotional video for a partner organization, or both.
- Through research, evaluation, and other scholarly work, Loyola faculty work in partnership with community organizations, a practice Loyola supports.
- Through planning, technical assistance, backbone support, projects, and programs as part of our York Road Initiative, Loyola students, faculty, and employees support greater Govans residents, neighborhoods, schools, non-profits through integrated community development.
- Through immersion programs, Loyola students, faculty and employees immerse themselves in volunteering and community-based learning with communities locally and abroad.
- Through coalition membership, advocacy, and presence, Loyola students, faculty, and employees support social justice movements and social change.